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Restaurante Mina

Muelle Manzana s/n, 48003 Bilbao, Spain (Bilbo Zaharra)
944 795 938
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Ranked #3 of 678 Restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $73 - $91
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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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155 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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 NEW

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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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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80 reviews 80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
739 helpful votes 739 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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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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London /Nice
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

took the tasting menu at 52E plus VAT and wine per course 20E staff were very helpful and each course was meticuosly prepared and presented it's a sort of middle way, the right way in the tasting menu experience-the food is not too pretentious the staff not pompous about the food but very interesting, good value

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

A friend and I enjoyed the warm service, atmosphere, and inventive culinary creations. I've had tasting menus at great restaurants and this exceeded them all at a far better value. We liked every course but some were truly exceptional- the scallop and squid as risotto were highlights as was the smoked mackerel. Excellent rustic bread and terrific wine selections made... More

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