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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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Bilbao acoge la cata internacional de la Red de Capitales y Grandes Viñedos

Azkuna Centre hosted the wine event of the year on November 11, with the International Great Wine Capitals tasting. More than 120 wines from all regions of the network were present in the emblematic Bilbao centre that will host 300 people invited from the social, economic and cultural areas of Bilbao-Rioja. Rioja wines have a prominent role at the event, with over 40 selected brands.

The International Tasting was part of the acts that complete the Annual Meeting of the Great Wine Capitals, in which the Committees of the eight member-regions take part. After attending the congress ‘Wine tourism, a strategy for all’ and attending wine tourism points of interest in La Rioja and Alava, the eight delegations travelled to Bilbao on Wednesday November 11.