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Restaurante Mugarra

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Calle Ercilla, 14, 48009 Bilbao, Spain
+34 94 423 39 14
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Superb fish beautifully cooked

We came for fish which was excellent (why did some reviewers not notice it is a fish restaurant?!) The menu is simple - starters for two - we had fresh Belotta mushrooms simply cooked in olive oil which were wonderful. We were then given a choice of three fish - all perfectly fresh and brought to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Jan C
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We came for fish which was excellent (why did some reviewers not notice it is a fish restaurant?!) The menu is simple - starters for two - we had fresh Belotta mushrooms simply cooked in olive oil which were wonderful. We were then given a choice of three fish - all perfectly fresh and brought to the table for us... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is simply not as good at the tripadvisor rating it has!!! Nicely laid out restaurant and friendly welcome and service. I had marinated fish (three types if I remember correctly) and all were rubbery, thick;y cut and just not nice. We shared a large turbot between three which I must admit was very nicely cooked but it desperately needed... More 

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Thank tomcot
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Fresh fish, mouth watering octopus and a chocolate desert that was so tasty! The staff brought out the fish of the day, and we chose which one we wanted them to prepare. Five courses and so satisfying.

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Thank Jennifer R
Brooklyn, New York
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356 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Mugarra serves fish, that's it. But what fish! A platter of fresh, raw fish was presented at our table. Our server spent a lot of time describing the various fish as we do not speak a lot of Spanish nor did he speak much English. We also ordered a bonito-based appetizer which was phenomenal. The fish was split open, oven... More 

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1 Thank NJB1165
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Everything about this place was perfect: the food was incredible, as was the service, decor and atmosphere. When you come in the ambience is lovely: white tablecloths, wood and a classy decor, with wine bottles, fish motives and various classy artwork decorating the interior; some interesting origami combines with the cotton branches that stand in tables instead of flowers. Classy... More 

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Bilbao, Spain
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140 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

If you like things out of the sea this is one of the places to go. Meat is also available but without doubt the quality and freshness of the fish is its strong point. The service and wine list is also excellent. Not a cheap place.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Food,staff and wine good. We reserved a table after reading trip advice, went along with friends. Unfortunately when menu came we found out it was a fish restaurant which was not in trip advisor information, so non fish eaters beware.

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4 Thank AngieL63
Bilbao
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Small restaurant where you can enjoy the best fresh fish in Bilbao. Let the maître recommend and/or suggest all the dishes (My wife and I love their "Smoked selection") and be ready to experience one of the best meals you have ever tasted. Not to forget the wide range of home and international wines. Staff is just in perfect harmony... More 

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5 Thank maisuBilbao
Bilbao, Spain
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

Wines and staff, nice, friendly and good meals. Strongly recommended.

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3 Thank pilgar6
Rome, Italy
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

Small restaurant where 20 -25 can be hosted at a time, is a perfect stop for dinner and also for a lunch. the menu can be named as modern basque cuisine, which main courses includes great fish dishes and can be coupled with good selection of wines. the dishes are quite generous, even the starters are served for two. one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Ercilla, 14, 48009 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighborhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 94 423 39 14

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  • Cuisine: Spanish, Mediterranean

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?