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El Portalon

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C/Correria, 147 - 149, 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
+34 945 14 27 55
11:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 09:00 - 23:00
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Orleans, France
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Topical food from Basque Country I suggest to try kokotxas de merluza Only for Spanish speaker but if you are use to visite this country it is no problem

Thank THmercure
Bruges, Belgium
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Didn't make a reservation and luckely my (Spanish) colleague could talk her way into the restaurant. Decent food, poor wine for a fair price tag.

Thank GuyVanroye
Castelvetro di Modena, Italy
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72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located inside a building from the medieval ages. Very nice location, on three floors. The menu offers typical euskera food from meat to fish and a lot of variations. Food is very good. We had typical pimentos, fried, served accompanied with Jamon ibérico. Very good pairing. As a main course we had ravioli filled with gambas, cod... More 

Thank PietroBazzani
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was spectacular. Prices were totally fair for the meal we ate. The dishes were tasty, well cooked and had a good look to them. We ate a steak which was cooked to perfection done "en las brasas" which gives it a very good taste. And then my mom had fish which was fresh and was delicious. It is... More 

Thank Juan M
Burnley, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

You love history, you love things that have made it through over 500 years unscathed this is for you. Stepping back in time, i have been all over Spain and this place ranks among the best in that class of real tradition. Old postal oupost in a building from the 15th century, lovely entrance where you are taken by surprise... More 

2 Thank oldentimer
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I went with my family for dinner at the end of a 4 day visit to Vitoria-Gasteiz, and it was an excellent choice without breaking the bank. There isn't much parking nearby, and what there is, you must fight for, so probably better to take advantage of its location and make it the destination of a stroll through Vitoria's historic... More 

Thank DukeTogo
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

this afternoon all my familiy went to the PORTALON after reading tripadvisor opinion and I can tell you that it did not disappoint them. Great quality and tradional dishes. We were served by 2 waitress in great way. My son ate sirloin and the other member of the family (3) ate Fish, cod and anglerfish. We could recommend all of... More 

Thank JoseIgnacio794
Valencian Country, Spain
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Visit on Tuesday December 29th 2015. 2 adults. Lunch time. Very elegant restaurant. The atmosphere is very quiet and the tableware well cared. Service: attentive and professional, but one of the waitress was not experienced and failed at changing the dishes twice. Appetizers: salad of tomatoes with tataki of tuna (good product, but it would have been desirable some more... More 

Thank pedrog872
Istanbul, Turkey
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Basque region is full of fine restaurants and there are Michelin star establishments everywhere. El Portalon is one of those good restaurants in a historical location and worth a visit.

Thank Caner O
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

This restaurant is set in the old town in a walking zone. That place used to receive diligences that were travelling to the Basque country. The food was great, really great. I had the Spider crab and Turbot fish. really excellent. service was good but not great.

Thank Eric D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/Correria, 147 - 149, 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Alava  >  Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Phone Number: +34 945 14 27 55

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?