Biscay Province restaurants

Basque in Getxo

Tamarises Izarra

At this smart beachside place you can dine on innovative Basque cuisine in the formal upstairs restaurant, or dig into a good-value menú (€10.50 for one course, €18 for two) on the sunny sea-facing terrace. Orchestr…
Basque in Getxo

Karola Etxea

The cosy, wood-beamed dining room of this Puerto Viejo restaurant, quaintly housed in a picture-perfect white cottage, sets the stage for quality Basque food. The onus is on fresh seafood – prawns, cod, hake – but t…
Basque in Getxo


This traditional restaurant hidden away on a backstreet in Las Arenas' pedestrianised centre is a local favourite. And with its outdoor tables, inviting woody interior and choice of locally caught fish and solomillo…
Seafood in Getxo

Cubita Aixerrota

Built into the windmill that overlooks the Playa de Arrigunaga, this much-lauded restaurant specialises in top-of-the-line seafood. Wine buffs will also enjoy the formidable list of largely Spanish and French labels…
Basque in Portugalete

Restaurante Torre de Salazar

One of Portugalete's best restaurants serves up market-fresh seafood to picturesque views over the Puente Colgante from its glass-walled dining room. Aside from grilled hake, octopus with sweet red pepper purée and …
Japanese in Getxo


On the edge of the restaurant-filled Plaza de San Nicolás, Nikkou serves outstandingly good sushi, along with tasty appetisers such as gyoza (Japanese dumplings), seaweed salad and fresh oysters. It's an artfully de…
Basque in Gernika

Zallo Barri

Locals will tell you that this dining institution is the best place in town for authentic Basque cuisine. The ambience is a bit formal
Vietnamese in Getxo


Hanoi is a pleasant surprise in this part of Getxo, with a big menu of carefully prepared Vietnamese dishes. The classy but subdued interior is a fine spot to enjoy flavour-packed spring rolls, steaming bowls of pho…
Basque in Portugalete

Asador Casa Jauregi

Though it lacks windows, this Zen-like backroom restaurant has undeniable appeal owing to its beautifully prepared plates of char-grilled meat and fish, best preceded by a plate of Iberian ham or roasted piquillo pe…
Cafe in Getxo

Très Bien

Set on one of Algorta's pedestrian lanes, Très Bien is a petite cafe that whips up delightful cakes, quiches and apple strudel. It's a key neighbourhood reference point, serving up coffees, glasses of Crianza (and h…