Have one meal in Basque Country? Heck, have one meal left on Earth?
Asador Etxebarri is your spot. The one place I can recommend to everyone from chefs to foodies to clueless visiting parents that want a steak, this restaurant is worth the drive through winding country hills.
Everything at this restaurant is smoked or grilled. Everything at this restaurant is of utmost quality. And, as I discovered on a trip with some friends, the chorizo, an item found on perhaps every menu in the entire country, is worth ordering. A unique, tender house-smoked cured meat, it was unlike any chorizo I have ever had, rich with deep smoked paprika and speckled generously with deep pink pork fat. A must-order at this must-visit.