The sagadortegi (cider-houses) is something very typical and traditional of the Basque Country that it active season is from March to April. It consists of a restaurant in a baserri (hamlet) in which the typical food of the place is served: txuleton (ribeye), cod omelette, croquettes, cod to the Biscay, seafood grill … surrounded by kupelak (barrels).
The sagardotegi is the house of the cider, the baserri in charge of macerating the apples and creating the sagardo (cider). Formerly the tasters interested in buying the cider took their own food to make the tasting. Currently this tradition is lost commercially, and the sagardotegi has become an establishment where you can taste the traditional food served with the macerated cider of each baserri.
The most typical food in the sagardotegi is the txuleton, sometimes mistaken from the chop. The chop is a cut of the meat that is just above the rib of the pig, the cow or the veal, or the lamb. In general, each chop is cut with the rib section that accompanies it. The ribeye, whether beef or ox, includes both the upper part of the rib of the animal and the meat that surrounds the bone on both sides of the rib. But the best ribeye and the typical basque is the ox one.
The sagardotegi is the place to be reunited with friends, family or even for bussiness. It’s known for everyone that the best moments are created between food and good company, and we the basque know about that. Furthermore, in some sagardotegis they continue singing typical Basque songs while the guests enjoy the sagardo and the food.
Therefore, it is a unique place in the world worth visiting if you go to the Basque Country.
The most typical places where there are sagardotegis are Asturias and the Basque Country. But on this occasion, we will only put places of Gipuzkoa and Bizkaia to know where to taste this incredible Basque tradition:
Barrio elexalde s/n, GALDAKANO, 48960
944563867 – 944571614
- Txakoli simon
Camino San Roque 89 – 480150 Bilbao (artxanda)
94 445 74 99
Montorra 6, 48340 Amorebieta
Goitioltza 38, 48196 LEZAMA
94 457 32 85 – 625 70 05 54
Caserio Axpe Barrio Atxondoa 13, 48270 Markina-Xemein
946168285 – 655734625
- Sidreria Zapiain
Kale Nagusia 96, 20115 Astigarraga
943 330 033
Sagardotegi Zeharra Aldea 5, 20115 Astigarraga
943 55 56 97 – 670 533 542
RESERVATIONS ARE ONLY RECEIVED BY TELEPHONE
Usabal Auzoa, 25, 20400 TOLOSA
15 minutes from the center of Tolosa (walking).
943 672 613
They attend from January 5th to May 31st .
Elkano Auzoa, Urdaneta Bidea, Izeta Goikoa Baserria, 20809 Aia, Gipuzkoa
Restaurant: +34 943 131 693
Sider orders: +34 678 003 483
Paseo Padre Orkolaga 8, Igueldo, 20008 – San Sebastián
943 213 251 – 635 746 563