Restaurants

Basque in Old Town

Casa Victor Montes

Part bar, part shop, part restaurant and total work of art, the Victor Montes is quite touristy, but locals also appreciate its over-the-top decoration, good food and the 1000 or so bottles of wine. If you’re stoppi…
Pintxos in Old Town

Gure Toki

One of the best pintxo bars in Casco Viejo, this popular place serves creative and outstandingly good bites, including tender ministeak burgers, bacalao (codfish) with creamy pil pil and various goat cheese–topped d…
Basque in Old Town

El Txoko Berria

This welcoming restaurant is a good bet for honest, earthy local cuisine. Take a seat in the handsome dining room and dig into staples such as veal cheeks cooked in Rioja red wine, cod Bizkaina style (with a sweet, …
Pintxos in Old Town

Baster

A relaxed and popular bar, Baster serves a range of outstanding pintxos, including octopus skewers with potato, miniquiches, housemade croquettes and delectable jamón (ham). All goes nicely with a glass of refreshin…
Pintxos in Old Town

Irrintzi

Just off the beaten path, Irrintzi is a cosy, low-ceilinged eating and drinking spot, where a mostly local crowd files in for creative bites not found elsewhere. Feast on tasty morsels like falafel with shitake mush…
Basque in Old Town

Rio-Oja

Rio-Oja has a rock-solid reputation for its traditional Basque meals. It's not fussy, but rather quality cooking made from good, simple ingredients. Think stewed clams, stuffed red peppers and ample selections of gr…
Pintxos in Old Town

Berton

Tucked in a narrow Casco Viejo lane, Berton lures you in with a long wooden bar topped with tiny delicacies and frothy Czech pilsner (Lobkowicz) on draft. Glistening slices of jamón, roast mushrooms, sharp cheese to…
Pintxos in Old Town

Bar Charly

Boasting an unrivalled location on Plaza Nueva, Bar Charly serves up creative pintxos to garrulous afternoon and evening crowds. Good meat-free selections like mini veggie burgers topped with mushrooms, and thick sl…
Basque in Old Town

Los Fueros

Seafood stars at this backstreet bar-restaurant near Plaza Nueva, appearing in time-honoured crowd-pleasers like grilled prawns, fresh fish of the day or codfish-stuffed peppers. The bar is smarter than many old tow…
Pintxos in Old Town

Sorginzulo

This matchbox-sized bar tucked into a corner of Plaza Nueva has an exemplary spread of pintxos. The house special is fried calamari, though other standouts include bacalao pil-pil (cod in a creamy sauce), grilled fo…