Situated in the historic Casco Viejo or Old Quarter in the heart of Bilbao, the Restaurante Mandoya has been serving traditional Basque cuisine for more than 55 years. As much a part of the city’s history as the medieval streets surrounding it, this popular venue is well-established on Bilbao’s restaurant scene. Mandoya prides itself on its top quality produce—fish is sourced daily from the nearby ports of Lekeitio and Bermeo, and they grow some of their own herbs and vegetables. They’re particularly well known for their excellent fish and seafood dishes, which include sizeable lobsters straight from the restaurant’s in-house tank, giant clams, and chargrilled monkfish. They also have special options for vegetarians and coeliacs, which is rare in Spain.