How to Get There
Etxebarri is located in the Basque province of Vizcaya, a 45-minute drive southeast of Bilbao, or more than an hour southwest of San Sebastián. The blink-and-you’ll-miss-it village of Axpe (south of Durango) can be tricky to find, so make sure to print out the directions that are posted on the restaurant’s website.
Best Time to Go
Lunch, which is served every day except Monday, is best: You won’t have to drive in the dark, and you’ll be able to see the Basque landscape.
What to Eat
Though the menu is à la carte, Etxebarri’s fans generally ask Arguinzoniz to prepare a multicourse tasting menu that revolves around seasonal ingredients—fresh anchovies in spring, tiny baby squid in July, woodcock in late fall—all cooked on the grill.