Travel like a local

Bar Txepetxa


"Like anchovies? You’ll love Txepetxa, a bar with a menu that stars them. And because each pintxo is cheap and small, there’s no need to choose between antxoas with foie and apple compote, or with roe, or sea urchin, or papaya. You can have the lot. With football on the TV, aluminium barrels in the corner, plastic ferns, just the three tables, and a general air of convivial scruffiness, it all looks too normal to be a compulsory stop for foodies and visiting celebrities, but study the newspaper cuttings and photos on the wall and you’ll spot jefe Manu posing with everyone from Ferran Adrià and Juan Mari Arzak to Glenn Close and Gandalf. Don’t help yourself to the food on the bar: it’s plastic, a Basque take on Japanese sampuru."

— The Guardian article

> "Anchovies are the name of the game at Bar Txepetxa. And even if you’re not a fan of the small fish, they’re so fresh that they’re absolutely worth a try. Laid over a strip of bread and garnished with a variety of ingredients, the spider crab cream is the most popular option, but you’ve got plenty of other toppings (such as sea urchin roe or blueberry sauce) to choose from as well."

— Forbes

Places nearby...