If you want to know where to practice the Basque art of txikiteo and the pincho, we’ll make some suggestions. First, we should explain that txikiteo refers to the custom of going with friends from bar to bar and drinking small glasses of wine, or as the Basques call them, txikitos. Luckily, this tradition tends to include pinchos, because there’s nothing better than drinking on a full stomach.
Our first recommendation is Bar Itzala, a welcoming place with nice ambiance. Their plentiful pinchos bar will make your taste buds water. It features all kinds of pinchos, ranging from typical ones like Spanish omelette, ham, and croquettes to more elaborate ones that are worth trying for yourself. This bar, located in the town square, won’t disappoint.
Another option for eating in Arrasate-Mondragón is Taxka, where you can enjoy different and elaborate pinchos for an economical price. Although the menu is written in Euskera, they’ll gladly translate for you.
Finally, right nearby Taxka is Txoko, where you can get wine, pinchos, and sandwiches. Their Pantxito sandwich is a standout, made with chicken breast, ham, cheese, and French fries directly on the sandwich. Definitely a good choice.