Out for pintxos - Tourism in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Turismo - Pintxos

Pintxos are a typical example of Basque gastronomy. These small delicacies are also known as miniature cuisine or nanogastronomy.


  • Go for pintxos in the Medieval Quarter and the centre. Try some miniature high cuisine while you discover, on your way, some of the city's places of interest. Consult the Guía estrella(Opens in new window) (Star Guide) to find the pintxo bars in each area. Guía estrella - map Pdf.
  • Pintxo-pote. A simple and economical way to try pintxos and wines. There are several routes in operation throughout the city on different days of the week (Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays) from 7:00 to 11:00 pm.
  • Barrel route. This is held on the first Saturday of each month, in the morning, at the same time as the Almond Market.
  • Álava Pintxo Celebration Week. An annual celebration which allows catering establishments in Álava to show off their best creations. www.semanadelpintxodealava.com(Opens in new window).
  • Miniature Pintxos Congress. The Europa Palace Conference Centre hosts this annual conference which is aimed both at the professional sector and at the general public. miniature.eus(Opens in new window).
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