Bilbao and the Basque Country Restaurants

Foodies may never want to leave the Basque Country, where the avant-garde and home cooking mingle seamlessly. Though top restaurants are expensive in Bilbao, some of what is undoubtedly Europe's finest cuisine is served here in settings that range from the traditional hewn beams and stone walls to sleekly contemporary international restaurants all the way up to the Guggenheim itself, where superstar chef Martín Berasategui runs a dining room as superb as its habitat. San Sebastián is another enclave of delicious food, where sampling from pintxos bars is an art form.

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  • 1. Arzak

    $$$$ | Alto de Miracruz | Spanish

    One of the world's great culinary meccas, award-winning Arzak embodies the prestige, novelty, and science-driven creativity of the Basque culinary...Read More

  • 2. Casa Cámara

    $$$$ | Seafood

    Four generations ago, Pablo Cámara turned this 19th-century fishing wharf on the Pasaia narrows into a first-class seafood restaurant with lovely...Read More

  • 3. Casa Rufo

    $$$ | El Ensanche | Spanish

    Charming and cozy, this centenarian Bilbao institution is essentially a series of nooks and crannies tucked into a fine food, wine, olive oil...Read More

  • 4. Etxebarri

    $$$$ | Spanish

    Of all the three-Michelin-star outposts in the Basque Country, Victor Arguinzoniz's Etxebarri may be the most exclusive, since it only opens...Read More

  • 5. Martín Berasategui

    $$$$ | Lasarte | Contemporary

    Basque chef Martín Berasategui has more Michelin stars than any other chef in Spain, and at his flagship in the dewy village of Lasarte–Oria...Read More

  • 6. Alameda

    $$$$ | Spanish

    The three Txapartegi brothers—Mikel, Kepa, and Gorka—are the star chefs behind this restaurant, which opened in 1997 after the brothers'...Read More

  • 7. Asador Guetaria

    $$$$ | El Ensanche | Spanish

    With a wood-paneled dining room decorated with antiques, this family operation is a longtime local favorite for top-quality fish and meats cooked...Read More

  • 8. Azurmendi

    $$$$ | Spanish

    This award-winning, highly ranked restaurant, a 10-minute drive from town, is constantly lauded for its envelope-pushing cuisine and industry...Read More

  • 9. Baserri Maitea

    $$$$ | Spanish

    In the village of Forua, about 11 km (7 miles) south of Mundaka and 1 km (½ mile) northwest of Gernika, this restaurant is in a stunning 18th...Read More

  • 10. Bergara

    $$$ | Gros | Spanish

    Winner of many a miniature cuisine award (don't miss the prawn-filled txalupa tartlet), this Gros neighborhood standby offers a stylish take...Read More

  • 11. Cachetero Comidas

    $$$$ | Spanish

    A Calle del Laurel standby, this refined taberna with wood-paneled walls serves Riojan specialties like cochinillo asado (roast suckling pig...Read More

  • 12. Etxanobe

    $$$$ | El Ensanche | Spanish

    This legendary nueva cocina vasca restaurant relocated to a larger space in 2018 to accommodate two distinct concepts, La Despensa del Etxanobe...Read More

  • 13. Europa Restaurante

    $$$$ | Spanish

    Pamplona's finest restaurant, in the hotel of the same name, the Europa offers refined, Michelin-starred Navarran cooking with reasonably priced...Read More

  • 14. Jolastoki

    $$$$ | Neguri | Spanish

    If you find yourself in Getxo, the beach town north of Bilbao where the Puente de Vizcaya is located, treat yourself to a meal at this graceful...Read More

  • 15. Kokotxa Restaurante

    $$$$ | Parte Vieja | International

    This simply decorated award-winning restaurant in the heart of the parte vieja hinges on chef Daniel López’s clean, innovative cuisine, which...Read More

  • 16. Mugaritz

    $$$$ | Spanish

    This bucolic farmhouse in the hills above Errenteria, 8 km (5 miles) northeast of San Sebastián, is a veritable laboratory of modern cooking...Read More

  • 17. Restaurante Astelena 1997

    $$$$ | Parte Vieja | Spanish

    Chef Ander González has transformed the narrow stone rooms of a defunct banana warehouse into one of the finest spots for modern Basque dining...Read More

  • 18. Restaurante Portuondo

    $$$$ | Spanish

    Sweeping beach views, aromas of fresh fish cooking over hot coals, a comfortable country dining room—these are just a few of the reasons Portuondo...Read More

  • 19. Zaldiarán

    $$$$ | Contemporary

    There's some tacky plating—think sorbet served in martini glasses— but worthwhile are the contemporary interpretations of classics, such as...Read More

  • 20. Arbolagaña

    $$$$ | El Ensanche | Contemporary

    On the top floor of the Museo de Bellas Artes, this elegant space has bay windows overlooking the lush Parque de Doña Casilda. A devotee of...Read More

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