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Award Winning Pintxos

Vitoria is known for its pintxo contests. Here awards are given throughout the year to the best pintxos from traditional fare to modern interpretations. If you are in town for one of the festivals be sure to visit some of the award winning bars and restaurants. These small bites to eat are found on top of bars, allowing visitors to have a taste at very reasonable prices. Select a location below for some recommendations.

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  • Pintxos in Old Town

    Pintxos in Old Town

    The cobblestone streets of the Old Quarter in Vitoria-Gasteiz, are a great place to sample some of Alava´s best tapas. Some of the best-known and award winning pintxos can be found at, Toloño (Cuesta de San Francisco, 3), which offers unique dishes, La Malquerida (Raid, 10), try the pulpo with ali-oli, great quality for the price, and Kokodrilo (Raid, 47), specialties are bite sized sandwiches called pulguitas. On Calle Herrería (Blacksmith Street) a must stop is Erkiaga to try La vieira del peregrino (the  Pilgrim scallops), or in Barron (Pintorería, 2) order the huevos rotos (broken eggs). Other notable bars in this area are Hor Dago (Fray Zechariah, 2) or the cafe, Virgen Blanca (Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, 3).

    Casco Viejo

  • Pintxos in Down Town

    Pintxos in Down Town

    The commercial area of the city, where the locals enjoy their afternoon strolls, is called the Centro. Calle Rioja has an excellent selection of bars including, El Rincón de Luis Mari and La Viña (Rioja, 24). Order las traineras, salmon rolls and mushroom pintxos with jamon and prawns at Bar Dolar (Florida, 26) and the creative pintxos from Salburua (Fueros, 19). On Calle Dato, other good bars include, JG (Dato, 27), Saburdi and Usokari.

    Zona centro

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