Fodor's Expert Review La Viña del Ensanche

$$ Bilbao Basque Fodor's Choice

Littered with used napkins and furnished with simple wood tables beneath hams 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 house-made foie gras with three preserves. For a more exclusive (and pricier) fine-dining experience, reserve a table at the abutting El Taller, and be sure to peruse the gourmet food store stocked with local conservas, cured meats, wines, and cheeses.

Basque Lunch Dinner Quick Bite Fodor's Choice $$

Quick Facts

Diputazio 10
Bilbao, Basque Country  48008, Spain

94-415–5615

www.lavinadelensanche.com

Known For:
  • Croquetas flecked with top-shelf Joselito jamón
  • Loud, convivial atmosphere
  • House-made foie gras
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun., Reservations essential

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