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Amelibia

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Spanish, Basque
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Barbacana, 14, Laguardia, Spain
+34 945 62 12 07
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1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best meal on our trip to Rioja

We've eaten well on this 5 day visit, but lunch today at Amelibia was exceptional. Everyone else in the restaurant was Spanish - locals and people on vacation, so certainly not the tourist trap one reviewer has described! The ambience was perfect - everything very nicely done, but unfussy and with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Markey_Mark_2012
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We've eaten well on this 5 day visit, but lunch today at Amelibia was exceptional. Everyone else in the restaurant was Spanish - locals and people on vacation, so certainly not the tourist trap one reviewer has described! The ambience was perfect - everything very nicely done, but unfussy and with real warmth. The food was excellent and very decent... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very nice and efficient service. However, too expensive for what we got. Food was underwhelming, sometimes unseasoned / not well cooked. Not recommended / would not repeat the experience

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The good - croquettes The average - the service The very average - the food. If you'd happy to sit with a restaurant full of Americans and eat very average food, go here. Otherwise I';d avoid!!

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Amelibia is a winner of Spain’s local equivalent of a Michelin star and deserves it. Though a tasting menu wasn’t officially available, they made one on the spot for me upon request. It consisted of: the most amazing strawberry-mango-sweet tomato gazpacho with some fish in it (sounds odd in writing, but amazing), a very good crab and goat cheese salad,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We came to Laguardia at the suggestion of the owner of our hotel in San Ascension and we were strongly advised by her to eat at Amelebia. So naturally we took her advice. Laguardia is an interesting town with lots to see and do and Amelibia was a great restaurant with very competent staff and wonderful food. Isobel's starter of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Between Biarritz; Espellete, San Sebastián, and Rioja, by far the best meal we've had so far. We went to a 2 Michelin star last night and Amelibia is incomparably better. We realized after a bit, that this is a family run operation and they have a real passion for what they're doing. They take the best of the local ingredients... More 

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Northam, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great restaurant definitely a place you can dress up as service brilliant and made to feel special . Food super and no hesitations in recommending . We shall return when we return to Laguardia .

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Northam, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

restaurant serving traditional dishes of the region (the Hare cooked in Rioja wine was excellent). Definitely worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very attentive service. Overall quality of food was good, not great and somewhat uneven. Some dishes were very good, others were less so. We (a party of four) were there for dinner and it was by no means cheap. A couple of items mentioned on the menu were not available. Also, the bread served was average and plain, nothing like... More 

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Alejandra A, Propietario at Amelibia, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su opinión, de las críticas se aprende, es posible que haya platos que sean de menos agrado... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had a lovely evening meal here. Food was excellent as were views and service. No sign of a special menu of the day when we were there though - so was more expensive than we standardly paid during our trip. Food was however very tasty and wine was very reasonable as well. An enjoyable dining experience that really felt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Barbacana, 14, Laguardia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Alava Province  >  Laguardia
  • Phone Number: +34 945 62 12 07

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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