One wonders when the “Little Dog” will repaint the blue walls said to have inspired Frank O. Gehry, as half the travelers who stop in come only to see the color. They’d be smarter to stick around and eat. If you choose to sit, by all means opt for a Basque classic like the oven roasted spider crab or the roasted hake a pil pil. If you’re willing to stand, the choices are actually more imaginative, as El Perro Chico prides itself on pintxos creativos—bite-sized compositions that wow the eyes as well as the taste buds. The faux angulas (eels) are garlicky and delicious. Like many good places, you can simply point to order, perhaps asking Que es? (what is it?) before popping it into your mouth.
El Perro Chico
Calle Aretxaga, 2
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Tues–Sat 1:30–3:30pm and 9:15–11:30pm Phone 94-415-05-19 Prices Pintxos 4€–6€; main courses 14€–30€ Other Reservations required for restaurant
MapCalle Aretxaga, 2 Bilbao
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