7th Best Asturian-Style Veal Cutlet, Cachopo Contest


Cachopo is a traditional dish of breaded beef stuffed with cold meat and cheese. In order to enhance this recipe and support those professionals who elaborate it with Asturian Veal, the Regulatory Board organisers this contest where any Spanish restaurant is welcome. Those interested fill up a registration and, during 8 weeks previously announced, receive at some point the visit of a representative of the organisation who, in an anonymous way, tastes the dish at the restaurant. From all the contestants the best 12 are chosen to prepare their recipes in Salon Gourmets facing a jury composed by gastronomic critics and top chefs. The jury will evaluate presentation, breading, originality, stuffing, meat texture and of course, taste. Prizes of €1200, €500 and €300 are the awards for the three best Asturian-Style Veal Cutlets (Cachopos) in Spain.

The selected restaurants will be visited anonymously by members of the jury until 31 March. The 12 best finalist restaurants will present their cachopos in the final on Monday 22 April at the 37th Salón Gourmets. This year, due to the enormous technical competition, 13 will compete for the title of Best Asturian-Style Veal Cutlet (Cachopo) in Spain.


  • First place: Los Arcos Restaurant - Cangas de Onís (Asturias)
  • Second place: Sidrería Fonte Villoria - Lugones (Asturias)
  • Third place: Casa La Nicia Restaurant -Ules (Asturias)

The 2024 finalists were:

  • Casa Repinaldo -Candás (Asturias)
  • El Bodegón Asturleonés - León (Castilla y León)
  • El Rinconín del Perlito - Avilés (Asturias)
  • La Puerta de Cimadevilla Sidrería -Oviedo (Asturias)
  • Restaurante El Mono que lee -Oviedo (Asturias)
  • Restaurante El Regueirín -Cudillero (Asturias)
  • Restaurante Bar El Trompeta -Cádiz (Andalucía)
  • Restaurante Casa La Nicia -Ules (Asturias)
  • Restaurante Los Arcos - Cangas de Onís (Asturias)
  • Restaurante Lucomo - Nueva de Llanes (Asturias)
  • Río Astur Sidrería -Gijón (Asturias)
  • Taberna Asturiana Zapico -Toledo (Castilla La Mancha) 
  • Sidrería Fonte Villoria - Lugones (Asturias)

The Jury of this edition was composed of:

  • Sergio Rama Chef y Asesor Gastronómico
  • Pilar Salas Directora de 7 Caníbales
  • Roberto Capone Chef y Asesor Gastronómico
  • Raquel Castillo Crítica Gastronómica y periodista Hule y Mantel- El Mundo
  • Goyo González Cadena COPE