This little restaurant is just on the other side of the street from the Artium museum and the hotel Bilbaina where we stayed. Nice decoration, comfy dark wood and nice lighting. The food is nothing fancy but then again neither is the price. 12 euros for a 3-course meal inc the bottle of wine. Couple of coffees and tip made it a round-up to 30E all-in. There weren't too many clients so the waitsperson was able to take her time with my pathetic attempts in Spanish. Couple of good laughs to be had by all.
This Indian restaurant was just down the road from our flat, and we went here a couple of times when we got bored with our own cooking. The staff were always friendly and welcoming, even when we turned up much much earlier than any other customers (we never quite got used to the Spanish way of eating late), and the food was always delicious. We always came away stuffed, the portion sizes were huge!
I have learned this year that this restaurant has now closed and has been turned into a bar. Quite sad about that really, so I shall leave this tip up as a bit of nostalgia.
In our last week in Vitoria we were taken out for a meal by some of our Basque colleagues, and went to this restaurant. We had bacalao (traditional salt-cod) with chocolate - an odd combination! - and a bacalao salad, followed by a wonderful dessert that was recommended by our friends, which we were told was called Valenciana - freshly squeezed orange juice with cointreau, and vanilla ice cream. Absolutely gorgeous! I think the meal came to about 25euros per person.
If you want to get a take-away pizza, or want a quick cheap meal, there is a Telepizza branch on Calle de los Herran, and another at the El Boulevard shopping centre/mall (I think there are others as well, but those are the ones we used).
It´s in the old town, five minutes walking from the Artium. The service and the quality are really good, but it´s a little bit expensive in my opinion. I paid about 20€ in 2009 for a dish of curry lamb, some rice and a cheese bread.
If you are fed up of basque food you can try in this indian restaurant. There is another indian restaurant five minutes walking from this one but the relation between price and quality is better in this one.
I recomend the tandori chiken (4,50€ in 2009) but there are many other delicious choices.
If you are interested in pintxos (tapas in Spain) there are some good places in Gasteiz. Actually they organize 'The Pintxo Week' every year. It's a contest, and some bars prepare an especial pintxo for this week. You can taste really sofisticated snacks for a reasonable price. The bars which take part print guides with information about the contest. For further information seach in Google: semana del pintxo Gasteiz.
Some of the most popular pintxo streets are:
- Fueros st.
- Gorbeia st.
- San Prudencio st.
- Judizmendi st.
On thursdays most of the bars serve a little pintxo and a wine for 1€.
This restaurant located just in front of the Artium serves a great home made menú del dia.
The menú del dia consists of:
1st DISH (Choose one):
2nd DISH (Choose one):
-Albondigas (Beef meat balls)
-Diferent kind of fishes
DESSERT (Choose one):
DRINKS (Choose one):Wine, water or a soda.
Bread is included on the price too.
"La Posada del Duende" (Inn of Gnome) is a romantic restaurant little reastaurant just close to the center.
Favorite Dish: Fish foods are delicious, specially "Rape", the anglerfish with caviar.
"Flan Casero con Nata", a homemade type pudding with cream is digestible sweet dessert , you could have many although your stomach is already full.
My husband doesn't consider a vacation a success unless he has sampled the best of the local culinary delights. With this in mind, Manuel and Idoia, along with Manuel's parents, took us to a countryside restaurant called Ipar-Itxaso. A large display of seafood greets you. Customers pick their desires from the large selection. The food is sent over the the kitchen (open for you to watch the cooking process). While you await your food, go over to the bar to get your drinks. The food is delivered to your table as it is finished.
Favorite Dish: The scallops and prawns were my personal favorites, but to each his own!