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Of pintxos and drinks by Vitoria

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Vitoria offers you a wide variety of pintxos. This is the atmosphere of Sagartoki on Saturday night.


We leave our central hotel after 9 pm. Despite meeting us in mid-September, the temperature was more than pleasant and the El Prado street It was buzzing with activity. Couples, gangs and families made up for the closure of Friday night - much colder - with a well-deserved pintxos tasted with beer zuritos or wine txacolis.

In Mateo Benigno de Moraza street you can find a march in Zabala and the Comarca

Our first stop was on that street. The Sagartoki -Winner of several pintxos awards since 2008- was full to the flag, both inside and the elegant terrace. We made a hole to have our first glass of white wine and a curious pintxo: a fried quail egg wrapped in a rectangular prison made of fried potato. It is necessary to eat it of a bite, something not very complicated given its tiny size. It was great, although you need half a dozen to be half full. Other colleagues tried the famous cod tortilla and it seems that they were not very satisfied.

We go out in the open air, cross the Plaza de la Virgen Blanca and arrive at The Malquerida on Correría street. There our second wine fell accompanied by a good toast with tomato and serrano ham. Maybe not exactly a pintxo, but it never fails. The parish was quite young to be immersed in the drinking area.

The route that had been prepared for us consisted of six stops -without inn- but we we got caught in the third: Izartza. When they put a food and drink in a place that takes away the meaning and the owner attends to you as if you were his family, there is no way out.

You cannot leave Vitoria without lunch or dinner in Izartza. Jose Ángel is a teacher and was, by far, the best bar on our tour.

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