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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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Visitor rating
  • 158
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Small gourmet restaurant, Michelin star

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Henk61
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Netherlands
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Netherlands
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Paris, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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183 reviews 183 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Buenos dias. Me dirijo ha ustedes para expresar mi desacuerdo con la opinión de TxemaC. Por una parte; me insulta... More 

Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Outstanding restaurant in a beautiful location. This is Spain's trendy cuisine at it's finest. Even if you are not a foodie give it a try as it is a restaurant that is at once very creative and still accessible.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Nice restaurant, professional and pleasant staff and service. The food though - what a disappointment. The new kid on the block, chef Alvaro Garrido, was absent and I don't know if this played a part in the culinary malfunction that I incurred and paid for. I feel a little unkind to bullet point the mishaps but my wife and I... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Mina blew us away! During our visit through San Sebastian we went to a top notch Michelin star place as well as many local Basque meals. The journey was really about food. When we ate at Mina though we left with a new appreciation for what top notch food is. Chef Alvaro Garrido and his wife are using very creative... More 

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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 60 - 76

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?