The 7 Best Restaurants in Bilbao


The short drive from Bilbao to San Sebastian is more than worth it to savor a meal at Arzak. Commonly regarded as one of the best restaurants in the world, Arzak is run by the father/daughter team of Juan and Elena Mari Arzak. Awarded three Michelin stars in 1989, the restaurant has remained at the top of its game since then, and has regularly appeared in the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Arzak serves New Basque Cuisine and exquisite flavors served with impeccable presentation. Expect classic dishes combined with innovation from Juan Mari; some of the dishes are not quite what they seem, and combine unusual ingredients with excellent results.