Eating in Mutriku

Eating in Mutriku

Along the shore of the Cantabrian Sea on the border of Biscay we find Mutriku, a beautiful fishing town formerly dedicated to whaling. Above all else you’ll be able to eat fresh fish such as monkfish as well as delicious meats like a good steak. When it comes to eating in Mutriku, the town’s selection of bars and restaurants will more than suffice to leave you satisfied.

This town, located in the province of Gipuzkoa and considered one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the Basque Country, forms part of the Basque Coast Geopark, which is notable for its unique coastal landscapes and beautiful nature. From a gastronomic standpoint, the cuisine of Mutriku is closely linked to traditional seafood recipes. Thanks to the town’s fishing port, you can eat top-notch fresh seafood dishes including stews and other beloved recipes like marmitako, grilled monkfish with roasted potatoes, hake in green sauce, roasted txangurro (king crab), and cuttlefish.

Meat also plays a central role in the form of lamb steaks, sirloins, and ribs. When it comes to produce, vegetables can be found in all kinds of salads (dressed with various seasonal products) and vegetable stews, also very common when it comes to eating in Mutriku. Whatever you find yourself eating in Mutriku, we recommend pairing it with a regional specialty such as a handcrafted cider or a glass of the famous Txakoli de Getaria.

If tapas are what you’re looking to eat in Mutriku, the town is home to several quality options including Badi Bodegoia, which has a nice ambiance, and Subeltz, with a quality tapas selection. The macaroni salad is one of Badi Bodegoia’s freshest options, and at Subeltz you can get tapas and raciones from their bar as well as table service.

At Aranzubi you can try various local products and they also offer combo meals, which are perfect for casual eating in Mutriku. At Ametza you’ll find a wide range of pinchos including shareable dishes like the octopus.

Badi Bodegoia
Bar Subeltz

When it comes time to eat in Mutriku, we find a selection of establishments generally affiliated with the good cuisine of this stretch of coastline in the province of Gipuzkoa. Located on the outskirts of town, Pikua is one of the most popular restaurants in Mutriku. Their cuisine specializes in grilled meat and fish, without forgetting about other classic dishes of Basque cuisine, all skillfully prepared with quality ingredients. Enjoy taking in spectacular views of the Cantabrian Sea while feasting on some codfish or steak.

The restaurant San Juan Jatextea brings us closer to nature while offering a menu that features delicious fried fish. The fried hake, for example, is a good option. Their steak, octopus salad, cuttlefish in ink, and homemade pastries like cuajada (milk curd) are all great choices.

Restaurante Pikua
Restaurante San Juan Jatetxea
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