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Andra Mari, Galdakao

22 Barrio Elexalde
Tel: 34 94 456 0050's insider take:

Entering this converted Basque farmhouse, set next to a 13th-century church in the small town of Galdakao—about a 15-minute drive from Bilbao—feels like stepping into a storybook. After being seated in the dining room with its beamed ceiling and embroidered table linens (or, weather permitting, the porch with its view of the mountains), you'll be greeted by a waitress in a traditional bonnet and apron. Chef Isidro Arribas's six- and ten-course tasting menus give you a chance to try a variety of traditional dishes, like marinated bonito served with garlic oil and tomato bread crumbs, or a fragrant, smoky, roasted choricero pepper that comes with a fresh anchovy. You can also order à la carte.

Mon.—Thurs. lunch only. Fri. and Sat. lunch and dinner. Closed Sundays.

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