The early part of the twentieth century was a time when the industry of Bizkaia urgently required a workforce to fuel it's growth. In 1901 a group of Galician emigrants, who had arrived for that reason, decided to found an association with two main aims: to keep up contact between themselves to maintain their identity, and at the same time helping and to give advice to other Galicians recently arrived in the Basque Country.
The Centro Galego de Bizkaia en Baracaldo (Biscay Galician Centre in Baracaldo), upholds a century-long tradition of maintaining Galician roots and of integration into the local Basque culture.
The association has always enjoyed the good-will and recognition of the local population in Baracaldo and of visitors. In many ways this can be attributed to it's restaurant and bar, which has become a real meeting point for all.
These days, in the Calle Galiza, where it has been situated since 1962, the association acts as a gateway to the quality products of modern day Galicia with it's own particular personality. Since the nineteen-eighties, under the name Restaurante Ribeira Sacra given by the Rodríguez-Vicente family, the restaurant has delighted the most exquisite palates and the most demanding stomachs.
With a combination of haute cuisine and traditional recipes on offer, guests can enjoy a wide range of typical Galician products, from the much-appreciated seafood from the Galician estuaries, and the fresh fish from our coastline, to the meat dishes prepared from the animals raised in our countryside. All of this, of course, washed down with the finest beverages the country can offer: red wines such as Mencía, rosés like Condado or white wines, Ribeiro, Godello or Albariño.
The media have had no qualms about describing the restaurant, with it's aromas and flavours of Galicia, as an authentic "ambassador of Galician gastronomy in the Basque Country".