Fodor's Expert Review Asador Etxebarri

$$$$ Axpe Atxondo Romantic Fodor's Choice

Of all the three-Michelin-star Basque temples, Bittor Arginzoniz's Etxebarri is the most exclusive, since it serves only lunch and reservations are limited. Here, grilling is elevated to an art form, with various types of woods, coals, and handmade tools carefully selected for the preparation of each dish. Simple is best: opt for Etxebarri classics like homemade chorizo, smoked caviar, or—ideally on someone else's dime—baby elvers. There's also a €242 tasting menu (no vegetarian option).

Romantic Service Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice Basque Sophisticated

Quick Facts

Pl. San Juan 1
Axpe, Basque Country  48291, Spain


Known For:
  • No. 3 spot on "World's 50 Best" restaurants list
  • Temple of open-hearth cuisine
  • Surprisingly unpretentious, laid-back atmosphere
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. No dinner. Closed Aug., Reservations essential

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