"Winner of hard-fought gastronomic contests including 2016’s best pintxos bar championship, Gure Toki does an admirable job of giving traditional Basque home cooking a new twist. Long ago this bar was known for doing giant portions of patatas bravas, now its speciality is a grilled foie with apple and Pedro Ximenez sweet sherry."Read the full review...
- c/ Plaza Nueva, 12, 48005 Bilbo
- Mon–Tue, Thu–Sat:09:00 - 23:30
- Sun:09:30 - 16:00
"If you approached a business adviser with a plan to open a pintxos bar in the Casco Viejo district they’d look at you as if you were foolish – because it’s already stuffed full of them! But Baster, which opened just over a year ago, has carved out a space for itself, adding something cool and fresh to the existing mix."Read the full review...
- Posta Kalea, 22, 48005 Bilbo
- Tue–Thu:10:30 - 21:45
- Fri–Sat:10:30 - 22:45
- Sun:10:30 - 15:30
"The name (Fried Egg) fits in with the cheap-and-cheery local “caff” ambience, although being the Basque world, this is actually a bar, and the eggs are quails’ – adding glamour and a gooey layer to top-ranked pintxos, lined up on slates balanced on tins of tuna along the counter. This is also the spot for a good gilda (a skewered, oily dripping olive, anchovy and pickled chilli combo); for warming cazuelitas (a fry-up with bacon, ham or sausage for €3.50); and prize-winning (deboned and diced) pigs’ trotter pintxos."Read the full review...
- García Rivero Maisuaren Kalea, 1, 48011 Bilbo
- Mon–Thu:10:00 - 16:00, 19:00 - 22:00
- Fri–Sat:10:00 - 16:00, 19:00 - 23:00
- Sun:19:00 - 22:00
- * Possibly closed Sun
"Bright, shiny, and modern-looking, this family-run fast food joint is a Bilbao institution, famed for oozing, indulgently waist-thickening sandwiches to be eaten at the bar or scoffed in a plaza or park. While it is possible to order from a menu of traditional Basque basics, it’s the classic sandwiches – comprising homemade bread doused in mayonnaise and, crucially, a top-secret chin-dribbling sauce – that justify its boast: “El de siempre, el único” (which roughly translates as always the same, always unique)."Read the full review...
- Concha Jeneralaren Kalea, 5, 48008 Bilbao
- Mon–Sat:10:00 - 23:00
- San Frantzisko Kalea, 1, 48003 Bilbo
- Mon–Thu:13:30 - 16:00, 20:00 - 23:30
- Fri:13:30 - 16:00, 20:00 - Midnight
- Sat–Sun:20:00 - Midnight
"The architect’s passion for the Islamic palaces of Andalucía, makes this 1903 Monumento Singular the most spectacular setting for breakfast in Bilbao. While locals eat on, visitors ignore their food and gape at the glorious walls covered in vibrant tiles, the murals, stained glass, ornate ceilings, chandeliers and even the gleaming tiled floors."More details...
- Colon de Larreategui, 13, 48001 Bilbo
- Mon–Wed, Fri:07:00 - 23:00
- Thu:07:00 - Midnight
- Sat:10:00 - 02:00
- Sun:10:00 - 01:00
"Yes, you can find pintxos here, but also all-round entertainment and a good-value lunchtime menú del día (€13). Antzokia is primarily a cultural centre, HQ for a non-profit radio station broadcasting locally in Basque and offering courses in the Basque song and dance that was banned under Franco’s rule."More details...
- Done Bikendi Kalea, 2, 48001 Bilbo
- Mon–Wed:10:30 - 21:00
- Thu:10:30 - 04:30
- Fri–Sat:Noon - 06:00