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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.


Restaurants Guide

Many visitors’ best memory of Bilbao is to do with the moments of pure delight that they enjoy when they linger over a meal at one of the city’s restaurants. Not only is it the opportunity to try the famous Basque cuisine, but you can also discover the many different facets that make up the gastronomy of the Basque Country.



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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Athletic Club summons its “team of chefs”, formed by a cast of the best chefs in Biscay.

Daniel Garcia, Eneko Atxa, Fernando Canales ,Jabier Gartzia, Josean Alija, José Miguel Olazabalaga and Zuriñe García form the team of chefs that aims to turn San Mamés also into the gastronomic cathedral.

Athletic Club aims to turn San Mamés in the place that brings together and recognize chefs, organizations, institutions, schools and producers who have succeeded in making cuisine in Biscay a world leader.

A reflection and ambassador of a territory, our food turns San Mames Vip Zone into a centre of culinary excellence, which will bring together, on one hand, the desire to turn San Mamés into a meeting point and, on the other hand, the common interest to strengthen gastronomy as a motor for the tourism sector of the territory, and finally, the desire to bring the agents that prepare the best cuisine in Biscay, to enhance their competitiveness and exposure.