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Maiatzaren biko 18, Dos de Mayo 18, 48003 Bilbao, Spain
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Price range: $22 - $65
Cuisines: French, Spanish, Bistro, Basque
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

64 reviews from our community

68% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Buckingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

OK, I am happy to admit that I do know Maiko, the co-owner but, as a Brit who has dipped into Spanish and Basque cuisine over a 33-year period and become fussy to an almost anal degree, I have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in including this in my Top 5 Restaurants in Spain. The wine selection is particularly well thought... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

The service was good but the food was unexceptional and, for what we we got, very expensive. We ate at 9pm on a Friday evening and we were the only customers which says a lot about how locals view this restaurant. We were asked if we had made a reservation, which we had but no-one else came to eat whist... More

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Bilbao, Spain
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Though slightly expensive, this restaurant serves real French food with excellent wine (including Alsacian wine).

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

We were 3 seniors from UK touring the North of Spain.We noticed the TA logo in the front door and decided to eat there.The waitress,a sweet young lady,explained to us the specialities and the fish of that day.My entrecôte was the best ever.While not cheap,I highly recommend this little restaurant in Bilbao.

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Bilbao, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

They have a short menu with maybe a dozen choices each for starters and mains. For a small place wine list covered a decent amount of ground, offering albariño, Rioja, Ribera, Burgundy, Bordeaux and others. Very friendly and personalised service from staff that appeared very passionate and knowledgeable about their food and wines. Beautifully decorated with a very nice ambiance,... More

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Out there
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

This little gem is a small room with perhaps 6 tables and is in a slightly seedy area. An easy walk from the Casco Viejo area. The menu is perhaps French in inspiration, but a definite spanish flavour. Great cooking with emphais on flavour rather than tarty presentation. Deserts are excellent too.

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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

Not far from the Gugenheim museum you will find this small restaurant with nice local cuisine and french as well.Wine list in this charming place is very interesting and prices very reasonable too.Well done!

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2011

This small restaurant is just a stone´s throw away from Bilbao Old Quarter,not he most exciting area but don´t be put off,inside is very warm and inviting.We made our reservation for 2:00 and the restaurant was literally empty,guest started to arrive much later and by the time we were done,after a bottle of good Frenh wine it filled up with... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2011

Really terrible food, we went there to have a nice food fpr my friend's birthday, but it was really worst than mac donalds.

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Whitby, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

a Table is behind the station. I booked in the afternoon, arrived just before 8.30pm, was admitted, and the door locked behind me! A little way up the street several young men were hanging about - this gathering grew as the evening progressed. I ordered the Gournet menu - each dish being accompanied by a glass of wine. The first... More

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