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Route of the txuleta through Biscay photo

You can call it txuleta (in Basque), chuleta (in Spanish) or Txuletón / chuletón (T-bone steak) depending on its size, but the really important thing is not the name but the liturgy that accompanies it and the pleasure we get from eating one in good company.

Over the centuries the Basques have been masters in the art of grilling and eating steaks, and the people of Biscay are known in many places for their Villagodios or Bilbao-style steaks.

In Biscay, therefore, we should not speak of gastronomy without referring to the txuleta, not any old one but ‘Un txuletón como Dios manda’ (the ultimate T-bone steak): quality meat, of a good size, cooked as it should be with its three colours and characteristic layers: one fine and golden on the outside, another pink and thick middle layer, and finally a red and hot – but not raw- layer inside. Your mouth starts watering just thinking about it!

Nevertheless, the txuleta is not only one of the star dishes of our cuisine, going out to eat a txuletón is something like a ritual, involving meeting friends, having a good time, and maybe even claiming to have found the best steak in Biscay province!

Like anything else, when it comes to choosing a txuleta there is a wide range of opinions: the type and origin of the meat, the way it is cured, the way it is cooked and served, if you want to eat one in one of the towns of villages of Biscay province or in one of the ‘temples’ of the txuleta in Bilbao, so you don’t have to worry about driving…

So that you can try them all and choose your favourite, we have selected the best restaurants to eat a txuleta in Biscay (including restaurants that serve good ones without leaving Bilbao).

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Albokak Jatetxea

parque empresarial Arbuio, 11 (Alonsotegi)

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Ibai Gane jatetxea

Oleta auzoa, s/n (Amoroto)

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Etxebarri Asador

Barrio Axpe Plaza San Juán, 1 (Atxondo)

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Akebaso restaurante

Bº San Juan de Axpe, 20 (Atxondo)

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Argaetxe Restaurante

Zabalenkanpa, 68 (Barakaldo)

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Hodei Restaurante

Poligono industrial artunduaga, 18 (Basauri)

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Molino Cervecera

Arabetas, 11 (Berango)

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Juliantxu Restaurante

Iturriza, 2 (Berriz)

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El Txakoli Restaurante

Carretera Artxanda-Santo Domingo, 19 (Bilbao)

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Gozo Gozo Asador

Zabalbide, 39 (Bilbao)

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Txakoli Simon Restaurante

Camino San Roque, 89 (Bilbao)

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Nicolás Restaurante

Ledesma, 10 (Bilbao)

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El Arandía de Julen

Plaza de la Encarnación, 10 (Bilbao)

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Txakoli Berriz Restaurante

Carretera Enékuri-Artxanda, km.10 (Bilbao)

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Casa Rufo Restaurante

Hurtado Amezaga, 5 (Bilbao)

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Victor Restaurante

Plaza Nueva, 2 (Bilbao)

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La Olla de la Plaza Nueva Restaurante

Plaza Nueva, 2 (Bilbao)

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Colmado Ibérico Restaurante

Alameda Urquijo, 20 (Bilbao)

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Goizeko Izarra Restaurante

Gregorio de la Revilla, 9 (Bilbao)

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Serantes III Restaurante

Alameda Mazarredo, 75 (Bilbao)

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Everest Bi

Gran Vía, 78 (Bilbao)

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Indusi Asador

Maestro García Rivero, 17 (Bilbao)

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Abando Restaurante

Colón de Larreategui, 31 (Frente a la Plaza del Ensanche) (Bilbao)

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Serantes Marisquería Restaurante

Licenciado Poza, 16 (Bilbao)

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Markina Restaurante

Henao, 31 (Bilbao)

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Serantes II restaurante marisquería

Alameda de Urquijo, 51 (Bilbao)

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Guetaria Asador

Colón de Larreategui, 12 (Bilbao)

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Dena Ona Restaurante

Rafaela Ybarra, 12 (Bilbao)

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Kerren Asador

Iparraguirre, 56 (Bilbao)

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Amaren restaurante

C/ Diputación, 1 (Bilbao)

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Varona Restaurante

Ernesto Erkoreka, 5 (Bilbao)

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Garena

Barrio Iturriotz, 11 (Dima)

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Palacio Lezama-Leguizamon Restaurante

Zuberoa, 2 Polígono Leguizamon (Etxebarri)

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Aboiz

Caserio Arroitabeiti, Barrio San Miguel, 2 (Garai)

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Baserri Maitea Restaurante

Barrio Atxondoa - Caserío Alluntz (Forua)

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Gure Etxea taberna

Caja de ahorros, 14 (Las Arenas) (Getxo)

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Zekutze Restaurante

c/ Sabino Arana, 34 (Igorre)

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Casa Garras Restaurante

Barrio Concha, 6 (Karrantza Harana/Valle de Carranza)

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Aspaldiko Restaurante

zabaloetxe etorbidea, 14 (Loiu)

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Loiu Asador Sidrería

Barrio Zabaloetxe, 18 (Loiu)

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Gozkoetxe Jatetxea

Goskoetxe Bidea nº1 (Loiu)

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Mikel Bengoa Taberna

Barrio Mesterika, 3 (Meñaka)

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Katxi restaurante

Foruen Bidea, 20 Andra Mari (Morga)

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Portuondo Asador Restaurante

Barrio Portuondo, s/n (Ctra. Gernika-Bermeo km.47) (Mundaka)

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Mugarri

Plaza pobeña (Muskiz)

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Herria Zaharra Restaurante

San José, 15 (Valle de Trápaga-Trapagaran)

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Gaminiz Restaurante

Parque Tecnológico de Zamudio C/Ibaizabal 212 (Zamudio)

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La Fábrica de Juan

Playa de La Arena (Zierbena)

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Ikestei Restaurante y agroturismo

Barrio Iruzubieta, 3 (Markina-Xemein)

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Ibarra Sagardotegia

c/ Caserío Ibarra, s/n (Amorebieta - Zornotza)

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