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Feb 5, 2011 02:13 PM


Any can't miss eating experiences in Bilbao? Names that have come up are Cafe Iruna and Azurmendi. As with my other requests, it can be fine dining or a hole in the wall, as long as it is good. Thanks in advance for your help.

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  1. Azurmendi is located at Larrabetzu, outside Bilbao.

    Café Iruña founded in early 1900s is the classic café of the city.

    Recommended restaurants in Bilbao: Etxanobe at Palacio Euskalduna, Michelin starred.
    À Table at Dos de Mayo St. Cozy bistrot with traditional cooking.
    Baita Gaminiz at 20 Alameda de Mazarredo specializes in bacalao (cod).

    Pintxos (Basque tapas):
    Irrintzi at 8 Santa Maria St, Old Town. Sophisticated tapas.
    Motrikes at 41 Somera St. Old Town. Recommended tapa: Spicy txanpi (champignon).
    Okela (Basque for meat) at Maestro Garcia Rivero St. nearby Metro Moyua. My fave tapas venue in this tapas street.
    Los Candiles at Diputacion St. nearby Metro Moyua. Recommended tapa: Tortilla de patata (Potato omelet with caramelised onion).

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