Fodor's Expert Review La Viña del Ensanche

$$$ Bilbao Spanish Fodor's Choice
Littered with used napkins and furnished with simple wood tables beneath jamones ibéricos hanging from the rafters, this lively, deceptively simple bar attracts locals and tourists alike for its exceptional pintxos. Don't pass up the deconstructed Galician-style octopus on a bed of mashed potatoes laced with pimentón (paprika) or the appetizer of homemade foie gras with three preserves. For a more exclusive (and pricier) fine-dining experience, reserve a table at the attached formal restaurant, El Taller, and be sure to peruse the gourmet food store, with local delicacies like canned conserves, cured meats, wines, and cheeses, on your way out.
Spanish Basque Sceney Lunch Dinner Quick Bite $$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Calle Diputazio 10
Bilbao, Basque Country  48008, Spain

94-415–5615

www.lavinadelensanche.com

Known For:
  • Croquetas made with Joselito jamón ibérico
  • Loud, convivial atmosphere
  • Homemade foie gras
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.