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Bilbao and the Basque Country Restaurants


  • Cestona, Barrio Bedua Map It

Updated 03/12/2014

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Zumaia natives like to access this rustic hideaway by boat when the tide is right, though you can also walk or drive. A specialist in tortilla de patatas con pimientos verdes de la huerta (potato omelet with homegrown green peppers), Bedua is also known for tortilla de bacalao (cod), txuleta de buey (beef chop), and fish of all kinds, especially the classic besugo cooked a la donostiarra (roasted and covered with a sauce of garlic

and vinegar) and fresh baby eels, in season. Txakolí from nearby Getaria is the beverage of choice.

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Cestona, Barrio Bedua, up Urola, 3 km (2 miles from Zumaia), Zumaia, 20750, Spain

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A Classic Asador

This very casual, classic Asador (roasting house) run by Chef/Owner Jose Maria Iriondo Lopetegui, offers an excellent selection of fresh Pescado (Besugo, Cogote, Rodaballo, Lenguado, Angulas and Merluza) and one Carne dish (a chuleta for two at 30 euros a kilo), along with an limited, but good selection of wines to choose from. The tables are set up in the traditional txoko style, long tables with chairs or benches on either side for great family

dining. The atmosphere is typical for what is one of the most popular asadors in the region. You'll even find businessmen from Donostia-San Sebastián here at lunch in the middle of the week. Reservations are not required but are recommended on weekends. You may find it a little hard-to-find and may need to ask for directions since there are no signs to indicated it's location, less than 2 kms from the intersection of the road to Meagas. Follow the narrow road down past the abandoned building at the side of the road. The entry road is a narrow, single lane road (path) on the left as you approach from Zumaia. The asador is in a converted boat-building house situated along the river. You'll know you're found it by the number of cars (Jags, Audis and BMWs) in the parking lot. They start serving lunch at around 13:00.

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