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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, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Small restaurant close to the Guggenheim museum. The staff is welcoming and very professional. I would define the cuisine as fusion, backed in any case by Basque tastes. We had the full tasting menu and were not disappointed, everything delicious! I still recall the coconut mousse plunging in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Small restaurant close to the Guggenheim museum. The staff is welcoming and very professional. I would define the cuisine as fusion, backed in any case by Basque tastes. We had the full tasting menu and were not disappointed, everything delicious! I still recall the coconut mousse plunging in the nitrogen for the preparation of the desert! Excellent gin tonic at... More 

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Interlaken, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We had the sole for dinner and liked it. Unfortunately we saw some fruitflies in the restaurant. Overall service was friendly

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had high hopes of a great meal when we arrived Porrue as the reviews here were promising. The tasting menu certainly looked delicous as with good local ingredients as base. Service was prompt and good. The plates arrived timely and the kitchen showed a great variety of cooking techniques. Unfortunately, the taste did disappoint given the expectations and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had the pleasure of experiencing this exceptional restaurant on our final day in Bilbao. We visited Porrue on a Thursday lunchtime and enjoyed the summer tasting menu with the local wine pairing. We had already been to some excellent restaurants during our travels including michelin star - Porrue simply raised the bar. Beautifully presented, wonderful attention to flavours and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We have heard so much about food in the Basque region of Spain and were keen to find a restaurant that served regional or local food. After going to the Museum we went for a long walk to find a restaurant for dinner. After doing a few kilometers we discovered a restaurant very close to our hotel (The Gran Hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

When I visited Bilbao I was keen to try the favourite local food and find out, why there are so many Michelin starred restaurants around this city. After some research the choice fell to this lovely little restaurant. Reservation was quick and we arrived around 8pm - pretty early for Spanish people. Doesn't matter, we were greeted nicely and promptly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Beautiful elegant restaurant, great lunch, the serve each dish at a time so that you savor everything! Very close to the Guggenheim Museum

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Logrono, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Had lunch on a saturday, the 55 euro menue with the txakoli tasting. There was excellent moments in this the meal, like the barnacles (percebes) with a lemon sauce rminding of a peruvian ceviche but still basque and full of cantabrian ocean, like some of the white txakoli wines, somw of which could not match the excellent food. Also outstanding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

An absolute gem of a restaurant. Service and food exceptional with its great twist on the traditional and innovative new dishes. A truly wonderful find; if you're in Bilbao it should be at the top of your 'must visit' list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Loved it - the food, the place, the service = wow! And a magnum bottle of reserva 2007 for 60€ - it was incredible!!!!! The price / value must be one of the best ever!!! Love to you all at the Porrue for making our 17 day long vacations best food and wine experience! Just so you know - we... 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 62 - 85
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Fusion, Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic

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