By now, I was a much braver traveler, and I wandered around Astorga on my own looking for a place to eat. As I didn't know exactly what I was looking for, I just finally said, "OK, this place." I walked in, and pointed at something in the front case. Without really knowing anything, I thought maybe they used the prepped food in the front case as a sort of menu, so I just pointed at something, and, quite contrary to what I was pointing at, I asked for paella. The guy/owner/person almost rolled his eyes, but he went into the back room, piled a bowl full of rice and stew and stuff and brought it back and lifted his eyebrows. So much the eyes can speak! I took the bowl, sat down and nearly licked it clean.