The “Perro Chico” (Little Dog) was the popular name for a rotating toll bridge across the River Nervion, which cost 5 old céntimos (a “perra chica”) tro cross. The “Perro Chico” restaurant took its name from the bridge and for many years it played host artists and celebrities from across the world. In 2015, the famous eatery was reopened by team at the Marzana 16 bar across the road.
The restaurant combines international staff and cuisine, tradition and all the latest techniques, combining tastes from here, there and everywhere — from Brazil to Japan and from the Mediterranean back to the Basque Country.
Our kitchen is stocked by local producers and we buy fresh fish from the Ribera market just down the road, to create a menu that blends the exotic and the local, with the stress on seasonal produce.
The Perro Chico is in the heart of Bilbao, on Calle Marzana (between Calle San Francisco and Bilbao La Vieja). It overlooks the river, the food market and Bilbao’s old quarter. For pre-dinner drinks, drop in to the Marzana 16 bar across the road, where the terrace affords fabulous views across the river. It’s a great place to meet and hang out.
El Perro Chico. Restaurant and Bar. Food and drink.