Mesón Casa Pedro and the Infamous Cachopo

Mesón Casa Pedro and the Infamous Cachopo

After sitting down at the popular Mesón Casa Pedro on Calle Asturias, we did like everyone else and ordered the cachopo. A delicious breaded, fried “sandwich” of ham and cheese, cachopo is similar to Cordon Bleu. Just a lot bigger.

We had been told that a single cachopo was plenty for two people to share, but still: I hadn’t been expecting a portion of food roughly the size of a healthy eight-month-old baby. When our waitress lowered the plate down onto our table, a task which would have been easier using a crane, I nearly spit out my wine. I nearly asked her if she was insane.


Cachopo is a really popular dish here in Asturias. How popular? Well, there’s a website dedicated to it. In Oviedo, Casa Pedro is one of the best restaurants to try it out. Just make sure to fast for two days beforehand, and bring a friend or three.

Mesón Casa Pedro
Calle de Asturias, 39
Location on our Oviedo Map


  • Pappy Powell

    So, did you eat the whole thing? I hope you took at least half home to share with Chucky…for 91 days.

    September 13, 2010 at 1:21 pm
  • Pru

    I like your blog so much, I love the cachopo, I’m from Oviedo and… I’m playing the bagpipe in one of your posts with the Banda de Gaitas del Centro Asturiano!!!! 🙂

    September 14, 2010 at 1:15 am
  • May

    I am from Ovied and I just discovered your blog and twitter hehe, I am a new follower! I love cachopo too 🙂

    September 14, 2010 at 12:24 pm
  • Silvia

    mmm I want to eat one each time I see that photo..

    September 14, 2010 at 3:52 pm