The culinary website Eater, based in the US, had an incredible 21 million views last month, making it one of the 4,000 most visited websites in the world.

We’ve brought you more reports from this publication, and now we’re referencing it again thanks to an article published last month by Rafael Tonon, a gastronomy journalist we’ve also mentioned on occasion.

The article introduces readers to the culinary treasure concentrated in Getaria: its grilled fish restaurants.  Honestly, it seems incredible that a town of fewer than 3,000 people could have so many quality restaurants with grills and fish as the focus of their cuisine, but it is.

The article lists six restaurants of extraordinary quality: Elkano, Txoko Getaria, Kaia Kaipe, Iribar, Astillero, and Balearri.  That means there’s one restaurant for every 500 residents of Getaria.

Regardless of one’s personal tastes, at all these restaurants, diners can find quality in both the product and preparation, and it’s clear that the author of the article on Getaria simply loved it.

As a “bonus,” we’ll also leave you with an article written by Rafael Tonon which was published in 2017 on Vice, where the directors of the Elkano restaurant explain the secrets hiding behind Getaria’s grilled fish.

In the end, it’s no us calling ourselves “the culinary nation,” we are in the process of truly becoming it.  They said as much in an article in Fine Dining Lovers.  Nevertheless, for us, perhaps it would be more appropriate to say that we already are, and the only process we’re in is explaining it to the world.

EATER – 23/5/2022 – USA

An Eater’s Guide to Getaria, the Tiny Spanish Capital of Grilled Fish

EveryoneEveryone goes to Basque Country to eat. The autonomous region in northern Spain and self-proclaimed “culinary nation” is well-known for pintxos in Bilbao’s Casco Viejo and the temples of Basque food in charming San Sebastián, the city with the highest concentration of Michelin stars in the world.

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Vice – 12/6/2017 – USA

Why This Iconic Basque Restaurant Wants You to Treat Fish Like Meat

Getaria, a small coastal town located in Spanish Basque Country, is the kind of village you can drive right past if you get distracted by the sweeping views of idyllic, hilly landscapes. If anything about this town of less than 3,000 people is likely to catch your eye, it’s the dozens of colorful little fishing boats floating in the bay. Where there are fishermen, there’s good fish, and Getaria is known for having some of the best on the Urola Coast.

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