Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Bilbao and the Basque Country Restaurants

Casa Rufo

  • C. Hurtado de Amézaga 5 Map It
  • El Ensanche
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 03/12/2014

Fodor's Review

Charming and cozy, this place is more than 100 years old, a Bilbao institution that's actually a series of nooks and crannies tucked into a fine food, wine, olive-oil, cheese, and ham emporium. It has become famous for its txuleta de buey (beef or ox chops). Let the affable owners size you up and bring on what you crave. The house wine is an excellent Crianza (two years in oak, one in bottle) from La Rioja, but the 1,000-strong wine list offers a good selection

from Ribera de Duero, Somantano, and El Priorat as well.

Read More

Restaurant Information


C. Hurtado de Amézaga 5, Bilbao, 48008, Spain

Map It




Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun.
  • Reservations essential

Updated 03/12/2014


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all restaurants in Bilbao and the Basque Country

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?