Basque Country

Restaurants in Basque Country

Basque Country restaurants are a hotbed of world-class chefs and sophisticated cuisines. The region’s culinary traditions are inspired by its varied landscapes—cured meats from inland ranches and seafood-centric dishes from its Western coastline.

The Restaurante Elkano, in coastal Getaria, offers up undeniably authentic Basque Country fare serving up every part of its catch of the day from its family-run kitchen. Basque Country restaurants like the Txakolí de Artxanda concentrate on locally sourced meat dishes, such as lamb and beef creations.

For modern takes on regional cuisine, some of the hippest restaurants in Basque Country can be found in its urban centers.

Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz’s Mugaritz in San Sebastian has been recognized not only as one of the best restaurants in Basque Country but also one of the best in the world. In Bilbao, Chef Daniel Garcia’s Zortziko serves up similarly mod takes on Basque Country favorites, which have earned it a Michelin star. Its historic digs are an added draw.

Four-poster beds and views of Gaztetape Beach.

 Reserve a table at Restaurante Elkano one of the most celebrated asadores in Spain. At this family-run place on the Basque coast, they work with the catch of the day and respect it so much they serve every part of the fish, from the muscles in the mouth to the belly.