Catalan in Arties

Overlooking Arties' main square, this self-styled mountain tavern is forever popular for its grilled meats, hearty breakfasts (bacon omelettes, ham-and-cheese scrambles) and Val d'Aran cheese platters. But the real culinary stars are the 70-odd varieties of pintxos (Basque tapas) that take over the bar from noon.

Urtau has several branches across Catalonia (including in Vielha); this is the eponymous original.