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This restaurant is situated in one of the most popular streets of Bilbao's Casco Viejo. It is a luxurious establishment with a décor that has been thought out, down to the last detail. It also professes to offer "unbeatable service". Up-dated traditional Basque cuisine is the specialty. One of the dishes not to be missed at the Mandoya is the lobster, which comes from the restaurant's own nursery. But apart from the lobster, here are a few other suggestions: seafood and smoked fish salad, charcoal-grilled sea-bass or "chuletón" (steak) with garnish. There is also a large selection of exotic home-made desserts like the hot-chocolate stuffed peach.
The Cafe-bar Bilbao dates back to 1911, and is in the heart of the old part of the city. Its horseshoe-shaped bar, tables and tiles make it an ideal place for relaxing with a delicious breakfast, snack or aperitif. It offers a variety of tapas. You can eat inside or out on the terrace, watching all the people in the square.The representative drawings hanging outside the bar, such as Mari Jaia (a giant puppet), which plays an important role in Bilbao's Semana Grande (Big Week) fiesta is sure to capture your attention at Cafe-bar Bilbao.
Gure Toki is a family friendly tapas bar which serves a variety of Spanish small plates. Using fresh locally sourced ingredients for their dishes, the restaurant serves a variety of gourmet quality creative pinchos. There is a full bar in case you want something to sip along with your meal. With a small but cozy interior, friendly service and delicious food, this is one place which is worth the visit.
Jolastoki is a luxurious place that offers sophisticated cooking in a chalet-style restaurant surrounded by pretty gardens 15km from Bilbao. You can choose from an informal glass-covered terrace dining room that's ideal for lunch on spring afternoons or a more formal dining room inside for winter evenings. They serve a range of traditional Basque dishes complemented by the chef's own imaginative creations which include Duck Foie Gras with Russet Apple, Clams with Vegetable's Rice and Parsley Sauce or the Fried Hake with Red Roast Peppers. For dessert there is the traditional apple pie as well as Red Fruit Soup to the Mint. As for the wines, you'll find stars like a 1992 vintage Marqués de Vargas and a superb Val de Reyes.