The País Vasco is renowned for its excellent cuisine, and has some of the best restaurants in Spain.
Bilbao is full of excellent places to eat, from small bars serving delicious tapas (or pinxos) to designer restaurants. Here are some of our favourites. For the full description of the best restaurants in Bilbao in the table below, and information about each one's chef, location and recommended dishes, click on the name of the Bilbao restaurants below.
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|Guggenheim Restaurant (Bilbao)||Andra Mari Restaurant(Bilbao)|
|Zortziko Restaurant (Bilbao)||Gaminiz Restaurant(Bilbao)|
|Gorrotxa Restaurant (Bilbao)||Etxanobe Restaurant (Bilbao)|
|Aretxondo Restaurant (Bilbao)||Goizeko-Kabi Restaurant (Bilbao)|
|Yandiola Restaurant (Bilbao)||Gaztañaga Restaurant (Bilbao)|
|Arbola-Gaña Restaurant (Bilbao)||Víctor Restaurant (Bilbao)|
|La Pérgola Restaurant (Bilbao)|
|Restaurants in Bilbao|
The Guggenheim Restaurant and café (run by Martin Berasategi) - Tel: 94 423 93 33
Offering both set daily menus or a la carte. The café offers a good selection of sandwiches and snacks. The restaurant offers both innovative and traditional cuisine made using the freshest possible produce. Reservations necessary.
Restaurant Beltz the Black at The Gran Hotel Demine, Almeda Mazarredo 61, Tel:
944 2 53300; Fax: 944 253301
This five star Hotel is located directly opposite the Guggenheim Museum. It is unique in its ultra-modern design. The Splash and Crash Bar on the ground floor is inspired by sixties style. It´s definitely a place to see and be seen in! The restaurant Beltz the Black has minimalist design. The Head Chef Ramón Berriozabal is the holder of the national prize for gastronomy. Excellent selection of dishes on offer. A bit pricey.
Restaurante Sua - Marqués del Puerto 4, Bilbao. Tel: 94 423 22 92
Original and modern. You can eat here for a very resaonable price. Offers traditional Basque cuisine along with other more innovative dishes. A set menu is 35 euros.
Kikara - Iparraguirre 23, Bilbao. Tel: 94 423 68 40
This restaurant offers new experiences everyday, not only in its cusine but also in the entertainment on offer...djs, magicians, live music. More popular among the younger crowd. The cuisine is based around mainly meat and seafood dishes. You can eat a set menu here for 25 - 30 euros.
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