Proudly serving excellent Basque fare for more than a half century, Matxinbenta remains particularly popular for the business lunch. The three dining rooms share a fresh, modern look with perhaps an excess of potted plants and last-generation modern furniture. Among the house specialties, the fresh bonito in tomato sauce has a zesty tang that stands out from the somewhat milder fish options like the flounder with fresh dill. Apart from the usual steaks and roast chicken, look for unusual meat choices like the goose drumstick roasted with herbs, or oxtail and sweetbreads stewed with mushrooms.
Calle Ledesma, 26
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Mon–Sat 1–4pm and 8–11pm; Sun 1–4pm Transportation Metro: Moyúa Phone 94-424-84-95 Prices Main courses 15€–28€; daily menu 30€ Web site Matxinbenta Other Reservations required Fri–Sat
MapCalle Ledesma, 26 Bilbao
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