Vitoria-Gasteiz restaurants

Basque in Vitoria-Gasteiz

El Clarete

Foodies flock to this outpost of culinary creativity, one of Vitoria's best restaurants. The menu changes based on seasonal produce, and might feature seafood risotto, foie with rich port wine sauce or roast lamb, t…
Pintxos in Vitoria-Gasteiz


One of the best, if somewhat underrated, pintxos spots in town, Saburdi serves up gourmet creations featuring high-end ingredients. Nibble on creamy codfish-stuffed peppers, Iberian ham topped with egg, tuna with ro…
Pintxos in Vitoria-Gasteiz


This award-winning eatery packs in the crowds with its perfect, creative bites like mini-servings of mushroom risotto, grilled foie with apples and pine nuts, or codfish tempura. For something more substantial, book…
Basque in Vitoria-Gasteiz

El Portalón

Set in a photogenic 15th-century building in the historic district, El Portalón is easily the most atmospheric restaurant in town, with a series of rustic dining rooms of weathered brick, dark wood rafters and one m…
Steak in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Asador Matxete

There are two types of asador (restaurants specialising in barbecued meat): smoky old farmhouse-like places that haven’t changed in decades, and sleek new urban remakes. This one falls into the second category and i…
Pintxos in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Asador Sagartoki

A marvellous pintxo bar and sidrería (cider house) that has one of the most creative menus around and an atmosphere to go with it. The house specials, which have won awards, are the tortilla and the fried-egg pintxo…
Basque in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Restaurante Xixilu

Very much a neighbourhood haunt, this traditional-looking eatery serves high-quality Basque dishes from behind a busy bar that serves equally good pintxos. It's on a pedestrianised square with a children's playgroun…
Pintxos in Vitoria-Gasteiz


The range of pintxos at this discreet bar in the new town is good though the combinations are not overly complex. Favourites include the creamy tortilla and the thick slices of goat's cheese on fresh bread. All pair…
Pintxos in Vitoria-Gasteiz


This bar has won awards for its creative pintxos; the house specials often involve creative takes on local mushrooms. It's a large bar, so there's normally somewhere to sit down, plus a small outdoor space that's a …
Pintxos in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Bar El Tabanko

Taking its cue, in terms of both decoration and food, from the steamy southern region of Andalucía, this is an ever-busy, ever-reliable pintxo bar. Come early to grab a seat out front and watch the city stroll past.