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Restaurante Mina

Muelle Manzana s/n, 48003 Bilbao, Spain (Bilbo Zaharra)
944 795 938
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Ranked #2 of 687 Restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $71 - $89
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Bilbo Zaharra
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Seattle
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Head to tail cooking with perfection and flair. Highly recommend for a late Sunday lunch and sit at the counter and watch the chefs prepare. The food was very innovative and the staff is top notch. Casual upscale environment with hip staff who love to deliver the unexpected. Expect a 3 hour meal and enjoy the ride. Two thumbs up.... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Mina has an innovative menu. The tasting menu of this one star Michelin restaurant is fabulous and an almost perfect standard of cooking is maintained through ten dishes. The appetiser -cod and grapefruit souffle - is awesome. Other highlights were an oyster served with gin and citrics, confited albacore tuna tuna served with aubergine and red tea soup and an... More

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Sayalonga, Spain
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had the pleasure of trying Restaurante Mina's 14 course menu during the Aste Nagusia in Bilbao. From the moment we arrived at the restaurant everything was perfect - the excellent professionalism of the servers and the explanation about the various dishes and wines. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful and we enjoyed the view of the open kitchen.... More

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Oslo
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

One of the best meals ever!! Beautiful place where you can see the chefs working. Excellent service from the staff.

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Brussels, Belgium
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Mina's recently received it's first Michelin star. If they continue like this, it won't be the last! I had the 10 course menu - and it was more than perfect. Don't like black pudding: who cares? It was just wonderful. Mussels? To die for! Foie gras (which I always love): cooked to perfection! Fish? Never had a better one before!... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Following the reviews we decided to have another gastronomic blow out (after Porrue). Gorgeous interior, very calm and rustic and we looked straight onto the river and the old market on the other bank - fabulous service, and some nice little bits (an extra pudding!) thrown in as well. Thoroughly enjoyed it, but the food at Porrue had the edge... More

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Antwerpen, Belgium
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

My wife had the six course menu and I took the 3 extra plates they offered. Those plates were big enough for the two of us to taste them and the staff even brought extra cutlery. it held some surprises, especially for ourselves. We are usually not so fond of black pudding. Never say that again before you have tasted... More

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Torremolinos, Spain
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126 reviews 126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
769 helpful votes 769 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This great city in the Basque country continues to delight the world with its amazing cuisine. The restaurant is small --so booking is essential. We had the 6 course dinner and wines after which i felt so happy. The night was an absolute pleasure

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midlands
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164 reviews 164 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We had the tasting menu. The food was excellently cooked, well flavoured and the service was excellent.The only thing I would say is that I thought it a little over priced and although a generally satisfactory experience it was not on the same level as other Michelin starred restaurants I've eaten in.

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Javea
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Their menu at €55/head + tax might seem a little pricey BUT all six courses were delicious, beautifully presented by the attentive staff - in fact with a 'nibble' to start and a second dessert included, it was well worth the money and their new Michelin Star is well deserved. The chef imaginatively mixes unusual ingredients and flavours. Do book... More

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