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Bilbao and the Basque Country Restaurants

Victor Montes

Updated 03/12/2014

Fodor's Review

A hot spot for the daily tapeo (tapas tour), this place is always crowded with congenial grazers. On the ground floor, there's a deli and tapas bar where the well-stocked counter might offer anything from wild mushrooms to txistorra (spicy sausages), Idiazabal (Basque smoked cheese), or, for the adventurous, huevas de merluza (hake roe)—all taken with splashes of Rioja, Txakolí (a young, white wine made from tart green grapes), or cider. There's

a sprawling terrace and a dining room upstairs, but the bar is most popular.

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Restaurant Information


Pl. Nueva 8, Bilbao, 48005, Spain

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Aug. 1–15. No dinner Sun.
  • Reservations essential

Updated 03/12/2014


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Average Rating

By Nick

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Oct 9, 2004

Just let life go by

Sit out & look over the square and see the life of Bilbao go by. Children looking after parents at lunch, parents looking after children in the evening. Then go inside and relax counting the Bottles of drink that form the decor

By Jim

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Feb 26, 2004

Not What We Expected

Christmas 2003 - our hotel recommended this restaurant and while we liked it, the decor was in need of an update and the food wasn't as good as we expected although the prices were reasonable. Perhaps traditional Basque food doesn't appeal to us as much as other cuisines although we are French food lovers.

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