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Restaurante Mina

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Bilbo Zaharra
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Muelle Manzana s/n, 48003 Bilbao, Spain
944 795 938
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 167
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Minatriumph

We had lunch on the 17th June and prior to our visit informed them of allergies and discussed our preferences on arrival.We found every course was delicious with simple elegant pure flavours. Cod with grapefruit soufflé was an example of how the chefs creatively pushed the boundaries of expected... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
cthecliffs
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England
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had lunch on the 17th June and prior to our visit informed them of allergies and discussed our preferences on arrival.We found every course was delicious with simple elegant pure flavours. Cod with grapefruit soufflé was an example of how the chefs creatively pushed the boundaries of expected flavour combinations,(not passion fruit as previous review).I did not like the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Out of ten courses, three failed us (one terribly), three others were impressive and the rest were just decent. We do fine dining not that often but not rarely too and found this restaurant too experimental. The crabmeat was drowned in passionfruit foam discrediting what the crabmeat alone could have achieved. The barnacles were ok. The dish looked better than... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We were disappointed by this restaurant, and I would say out of all the starred restaurants we have been to, this scores the lowest. Service, ambiance and price were adequate, however from my visit, food is where this restaurant falls short as compared to its peers. The style of the food is modern and executed with good technique, however the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Small restaurant, only 6 tables. We had dinner at the bar opposite the kitchen. Great to see the chef and his crew working. Excellent quality of food. They work with a fixed menu (standard is 10 small dishes). Make a reservation well in advance. Just one critical remark: It was not possible to order accompanying wines by the glass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

we had lunch at Mina on Sunday, and were so happy with our experience there. Food was AMAZING, the only thing which we didn't enjoy that much was the wine selection for the menu, as at the end they gave us some wine (forgot the name) which was very strong, and actually it's more like brandy or cognac with strong... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A beautiful restaurant with very friendly and professional staff. We sat at the bar overlooking the kitchen. We went for the fish and the veggie tasting menus with matching wines - all excellent, especially the sherries.

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Hamstreet, Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We were so pleased to have looked up restaurants in Bilbao long before our stay there and were able to make a reservation at the wonderful Mina. The restaurant is on the banks of the river, it is small, intimate and informal, with the kitchen on full view to all diners. The 11 course tasting menu was just amazing. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This place is really good value for money. Well educated staff, amazing creative food and great atmosphere. They only serve 6 or 7 tables so it feels very cosy and familiar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had the 10 course diner and loved most of the dishes. The food was realy creative. Highlights were the mussels in lemon graas and coconut soup and the Mackerel. The 'sea' was also great....frozen seawater, with seaweed and lemon sorbet....wow! The service was excellent, friendly and very knowledgeble. Wine pairing was fine to. The atmosphere is very relaxed, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A fantastic welcome greeted us, a superb, small, restaurant, overlooking the river by the Old Town. We had the 7 course taster menu for €55 and the accompanying taster wine menu at €20. Just incredible value for money. Can't recommend this place highly enough. Michelin star well deserved!

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Additional Information about Restaurante Mina

Address: Muelle Manzana s/n, 48003 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number: 944 795 938
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Bilbao>  > Bilbo Zaharra
Open Hours:
Monday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 61 - 77

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Muelle Manzana s/n, 48003 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Bilbao>  > Bilbo Zaharra
  • Neighborhood: Bilbo Zaharra
  • Phone Number: 944 795 938

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 61 - 77
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?