Fodor's Expert Review Arriaga

$$$ Bilbao Spanish

The sagardotegi experience is a must in the Basque Country, but if you can't swing a trip to one of the huge cider houses in the countryside, Arriaga is a fine urban stand-in. Expect unlimited sidra al txotx (cider drawn straight from the barrel), sausage stewed in apple cider, codfish omelets, txuleta de buey, and Idiazabal cheese with quince preserves. Reserving a table is a good idea, especially on weekends.

Spanish Basque Lively Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

Calle Santa Maria 13
Bilbao, Basque Country  48005, Spain

94-416–5670

www.asadorarriaga.com

Known For:
  • Unlimited cider from the kupela (enormous barrel)
  • Char-grilled rib eyes
  • Convivial atmosphere

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