Fodor's Expert Review El Portalón

$$$$ Vitoria-Gasteiz Spanish Fodor's Choice

With dark, creaky wood floors and staircases, bare brick walls, and ancient beams, pillars, and coats of arms, this 15th-century inn turns out classical Castilian and Basque specialties that reflect Vitoria's geography and social history. Try the cochinillo lechal asado (grilled suckling pig) or any of the rape (monkfish) preparations. The wine cellar is a gold mine. Call 48 hours ahead to reserve any of the special tasting menus, all good values at €42–€70.

Spanish Service Sophisticated Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner Fodor's Choice Historical $$$$

Quick Facts

Calle Correría 147
Vitoria, Basque Country  01001, Spain

945-142755

www.restauranteelportalon.com

Known For:
  • 15th-century dining room
  • Basque comfort food
  • Deep wine list
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No dinner Sun.

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