Bocata et Caetera

Bocata et Cætera Restaurant (Namur)

© Bocata et Cætera

  • Date
  • share

In her pocket bocadillería, Cindy De Nale concocts excellent little Spanish dishes which she stuffs into tasty, floury little buns. Probably the best sammies in Namur, stuffed with calamari in chimichurri sauce, slow-cooked Iberian pork cheek or cheese croquettes (to keep it Belgian). Devour them all while sitting on one of the bar stools inside this corner canteen, with its old stone front and red brick walls. The must? A bocadillo with homemade chorizo mince and potatoes sautéed in the meat’s fat (“a bit like a Belgian mitraillette sandwich”), it’s so popular that it’s called the Comme d’hab, or The Usual. The house also whips up tortillas, croquettes and cured goods (including mojama, dried tuna that simply melts in the mouth), and a few more hearty dishes, such as the fideuà made with a full-bodied gray shrimp broth. Top tip: grab an apéro basket (charcuterie, cheese, pan con tomato…) and head to the top of the Citadel, as the cable car is right nearby. // Heloise Bartsoen

FEELING THIRSTY? Sangria sold by the glass (€7) or by the liter (€26), tinto de verano (€6 a glass), San Miguel beer (€3) and Simone à Soif or Ritchie lemonades (€3-4).
PRICE: Bocadillos €8-10, lunch menu with a side €13, tapas €3.50 to €10, dishes €16-18, apéro kit €25.

Save this spot in the Fooding app, available on iOS! Download it now in the app store.

The new Le Fooding France Guide is available!

Inside the latest edition, discover our top 400 restaurants, bars, wine cellars, shops and hotels from all over France that’ll be the talk of the town in 2024. Anything else? Our 16-strong list of award winners you’ll not find anywhere else, and nine articles which shine a light on the taste of the times!

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover

Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… And after conquering France, Belgium is Le Fooding guide’s latest playground!

Fooding® is a registered trademark.