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Founded with the intention of recovering the art of eating well, this association emphasises the use of locally produced food, to guarantee maximum quality and economic sustainability of responsible production.

Learn about Slow Food Products and Producers as well as a novel initiative by this association, the so-called "Km 0 network".


Star Restaurants

Check out our list of the finest restaurants in Bilbao and Bizkaia, and learn about their philosophy and seasonal dishes.

These haute cuisine restaurants awarded with Michelin guide stars will evince quality, creativity and attention to detail in very bite of their sumptuous dishes.


Gastronomic Guide

You'll always find great places to eat and drink in Bilbao.

Use the guide in this section to delight in Bilbao's best creative restaurants, traditional meals, set menus, gourmet food shops, bars, etc.



Since 1997, the city's best pintxo venues compete for top prize in the annual "Pintxo Bar Contest – Bilbao Bizkaia - Pintxo Txapelketa".

This section will both delight you and show you how to make any one of a wide range of Bilbao's prize-winning Pintxos, a mouthwatering bite-sized version of haute cuisine.


Our wines

Wine has always played a leading role in day to day life in Bilbao.

Thus it is no mystery that the city promotes both txakoli from Bizkaia and Rioja wine, as part of a global network of eight big cities within internationally known wine-growing regions.



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A Passion for Food

Easter of 2012

Easter has come to Bilbao and with it a passion … for good food. A different way of marking Easter.

To put the feast in your feast days, we have prepared this guide with full information on the wide range of restaurants and bars in Bilbao. It features a mouth-watering list of establishments that do not close over the Easter holiday period.

Laid out by districts, this guide enables you to draw up your own route and go “pintxo- hopping” from bar to bar or pick whatever restaurants catch your eye. It covers not only the most tourist-oriented areas such as the Guggenheim Museum and Abando, the Alhóndiga Centre, Indautxu and the Old Town but also some lesser known corners of the city, such as Deusto and Bilbao La Vieja, which are also packed with tasty locales.

Restaurante en Bilbao

The guide also lists the member establishments of the Km 0 Movement, also known as the Slow Food Movement, which promote products backed by a commitment to biodiversity and advocate fresh seasonal cuisine. Also listed restaurants that hold Michelin stars.

In short … Bilbao has something to suit every taste this Easter.