Bilbao and the Basque Country Restaurants


  • Calle Gran Vía 66 Map It
  • El Ensanche
  • Spanish
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The late Genaro Pildain, founder of the restaurant, learned cooking from his mother in the tiny village of Arakaldo and always focused more on potato soup than truffles or caviar. Don Genaro's influence is still felt here in the restaurant's streamlined traditional Basque cooking that dazzles with its simplicity. Every ingredient and preparation is perfect, from alubias "con sus sacramentos" (fava beans with chorizo and blood sausage) to crema de puerros y patatas (cream of potato and leek soup) to lobster salad with, in season, perretxikos de Orduña (wild mushrooms).

Restaurant Information


Calle Gran Vía 66, Bilbao, 48011, Spain

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Restaurant Details:

  • No dinner Sun.
  • Reservations essential

Published 08/18/2015


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