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Porrue

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Contemporary, Fusion, Basque
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Alameda Rekalde 4, 48009 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 23 13 13
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 236
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    Very good
  • 34
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  • 10
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  • 9
    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
Most recent review
Good but nothing special

Not sure what everybody is raving about. Food is adequate and service is professional. But some aspects of the meal left to be desired. Vegetables were not roasted but burnt. A starter sold as artichoke carpaccio was just one cooked artichoke bottom mashed, for 11 euro, mind you. Most produce is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
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Madrid, Spain
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Madrid, Spain
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162 reviews 162 reviews
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173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Not sure what everybody is raving about. Food is adequate and service is professional. But some aspects of the meal left to be desired. Vegetables were not roasted but burnt. A starter sold as artichoke carpaccio was just one cooked artichoke bottom mashed, for 11 euro, mind you. Most produce is of high quality, but the cooking does not justify... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

You must go to this restaurant. We opted for the tasting menu and were blown away. Each course dazzled us beyond belief. The two of us visited the restaurant back in September for a late lunch and had the summer menu and couldn't have been happier. The service was impeccable and wine suggestions were spot on. There wasn't one thing... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a contemporary restaurant with decidedly cutting-edge cuisine. We had the tasting menu, which is almost theater as well as dinner. Delicious, and you won't find yourself cooking in this style at home. Located very close to the Guggenheim Museum, easily combined with a visit there. Needless to say, they're used to catering to tourists. Expensive, yes, but it's... More 

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Being honest, I don't know what else that needs to be said, other than this is the best food that I've had in my life. We opted to have the 7 course tasting menu & each course exceeded expectations. Not only did the unexpected flavour combinations taste extraordinary but each dish was served up in a quirky way to add... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had lunch at this place and we liked it very much - food was very tasty and everything was cooked in a special way, our waiter was brilliant - he told us about every dish and was very nice, so we decided to visit it again in evening - and again - everything were wonderful! )))

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Bogota, Colombia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

What a grear place to have lunch. From the starter to the dessert we were fasinated. The service was great and you cant miss the gin and tonic from this place. The only thing is that the lamb is suggested for 2 persona, but really for 3 is more than ok. Will be coming back for sure.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It is a great combination of tradition and invention! Lovely starters and sackling lamb. Carpaccio of artichocs to dye for. Inventive desserts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The food and service at Porrue was great. They also had a good selection of wines. Absolutely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Loved the place, the Octopus was fantastic and the steak (for 2) amazing! Excellent selection of wines.

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This restaurant isn't bad, the food is quite good, and it can be extra fun to go there if you've never seen the molecular gastronomy tricks used before. They do it all: nitro-frozen mousse, bubbling chocolate sauce, cheese capsules, captured smoke and dry ice smoke. However, these showy bits don't really go with the innovative taste combinations you might expect... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Alameda Rekalde 4, 48009 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Bilbao
  • Phone Number: +34 944 23 13 13

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 73 - 106
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Fusion, Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?