Fodor's Expert Review El Portalón
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.
Calle Correría 147
Vitoria, Basque Country 01001, Spain
- 15th-century dining room
- Basque comfort food
- Deep wine list