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El Portalon

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C/Correria, 147 - 149, 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
+34 945 14 27 55
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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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Benissa, Spain
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the old town, next to the cathedral. Typical old town house from medieval times. Good cuisine with the flavours of the Basque country. We tried the recommended menu and enjoyed it very much. Good service and friendly staff. .

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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Location: based at the end of Calle Francia and close to the Old town Service: professional, but a bit cold Food: if you like good traditional Spanish food than you are in the right place. Great wines as well

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Orleans, France
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 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

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Bruges, Belgium
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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.

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Castelvetro di Modena, Italy
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74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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 

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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 

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Thank DukeTogo
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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Valencian Country, Spain
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?