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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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 149
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 15
    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
AWESOME!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Ainura_kh
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Paris, France
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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226 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Paris, France
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were stunned by the complexity and balance of flavours. As you would expect this is fine dining with great service in a very intimate setting. The open kitchen is entertaining without seeming a distraction to the meal. We had the tasting menu with wine matching. There was one wine that just did not marry with dish in our opinion,... 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 - 75

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?