A short drive from Bilbao, this old coastal city is a favoured destination by foodies worldwide. It is a big concentration of culinary talent boasting several Michelin stared Chefs, one of the biggest concentrations in the World, and a wide variety of venues serving wonderful tapas or pintxos, lots of them known for prize-winning creations, that invite you to party around the streets hopping from one place to the next.
Here you can find Akelare (Pedro Subijana), Arzak (Juan Mari Arzak), Martín Berasategui and Mugaritz (Andoni Luis Aduriz).Unfortunately during our stay we couldn't get a reservation for any of the big names, all of them were for some reason closed, forget about getting anything done in these parts of Spain on Sundays and Mondays!
Nevertheless we had a fantastic lunch at Gandarias, a typical "taberna" offering first quality produce with fantastic prices supported by a wide selection of Spanish wines by the glass, including some real gems.
The city shows some real charm, even in gray rainy weather, and the people won't stop their lifes because of this, so streets are maintained lively and even the beach is populated