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Business Spotlight: Bontxo Tapas Bar

November 8th, 2021



the shop sign in a doorway
Olivia Fuller / Ultimate Budapest

Tucked just off the Jászai Mari tér tram stop in the V. district at Falk Miksa u. 21, awaits the authentic Spanish style Bontxo Tapas Bar & Restaurant. After an ownership change this summer, Bontxo has reopened, continuing to delight customers with an expanded food and wine list.

This intimate restaurant embraces the traditional Spanish tapas style of dining with small plates of delicacies such as “gambas al ajillo,” prawns with chili and garlic, or “costillas de cerdo al horno,” spare ribs, slow cooked overnight for tenderness and full flavor. For vegetarians, try “rulo de cabra a la plancha,” grilled goat cheese, or the classic “tortilla de patatas,” a type of thick omelette with potato. Regardless of your choice, you simply can’t go wrong; all ingredients are imported directly from Spain for a taste that is truly authentic.

a plate of tapas
Bontxo Tapas Bar & Restaurant / Facebook

For the wine aficionados, this cozy bar offers 27 varieties of Spanish wine, from the red, aromatic Angel de Larrainzar of the Navarra region to the popular, well balanced white Eidosela of the Albariño grape variety, and many more in between. If you’re looking for something unique, Bontxo also offers a txakoli, a lightly sparkling, zesty white wine from the Basque Country. Unsure of where to start? The bar staff are more than happy to guide you with recommendations.

a menu board of tapas items
Olivia Fuller / Ultimate Budapest

Whether you’re in the mood for a few tasty bites or just looking to pop in for a glass of wine, Bontxo is your go-to Spanish tapas bar in Budapest!