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Arandia

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Encarnacion, 10, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944331086
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 129
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Located in the old town but off the commercialised tourist trail. Our host was very pleasant, She conversed with dinner in their native tongue, switching form Spanish to French to English. We placed our order and were advised that the portions were quite large so we omitted a second sirloin of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Located in the old town but off the commercialised tourist trail. Our host was very pleasant, She conversed with dinner in their native tongue, switching form Spanish to French to English. We placed our order and were advised that the portions were quite large so we omitted a second sirloin of veal. (glad we did, there would have been far... More 

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Cascais, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We ate Sollomillo , grilled and a big Chuleta, both tender as butter, with very nice vegetables to go with it. The wine, red from the region, ask for help! The meat deserves a good wine ! Give a walk after it's a heavy Lunch :) . Recommend when in Bilbao! Easy to find, easy to park near by!

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

After reading several reviews, and seeing the photos I was really keen to try the steak at the restaurant. We were the first and only ones in the restaurant for a long time and the lovely lady explained it was Sunday and everyone was probably enjoying the beach and some sun before lunch. We were pleased she spoke fluent English... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We came according tripadvisor and our hotel recomendation. It was in walking distance from our hotel. We took thr T-bone menu. It was 1/2 fat that we had to remove. Quantities were big. Wine was good. Desert was poor. Service was good and in English. Overall it was too expensive to the food.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Our experience at Arandia was excellent. The food was terrific, the people were wonderful, and the overall experience was very memorable. We ordered a set menu which the restaurant added extras to for no extra charge (olives, extra wine, chorizo, etc). The txuleta was served with a hot le Creuset pan so we could cook it to our liking (which... More 

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Bilbao, Spain
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Autentico. Si buscas algo que no te deje indiferente, este es lugar, sin duda. Genuine if you want something that will not leave indifferent, this is place, definitely.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We made our reservation for 9.00pm, what we didn't know was that the restaurant doesn't actually open until 9.00pm so when we turned up 15 minutes early the place was still locked up and we thought we were going to be out of luck. Fortunately the chef turned up just as we were about to head off somewhere else, he... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Waitress was extremely attentive when we arrived. Unfortunately this all changed when we complained about our food. If you decide to visit here don't have the 50€ set menu that includes some kind of cold mushy asparagus and shrimps. The meat was covered in tonnes of salt and the dessert was pure sugar. When the bill arrived for 110€ we... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I love the north of Spain for the gastronomy, and this restaurant summarizes all a Basque traditional restaurant should have. The food is simply incredible, both in quality and quantity the chef and waitress are solicitous and very likeable. In case you go, two things: first, you should book a table. And second, I strongly recommend (if you go your... More 

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Bilbao, Spain
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

If you want to try the best beans at lunchtime, or the best T-bone steak in Bilbao go to this fantastic restaurant. Great food and wine for a reasonable price! Staff is also friendly and is near casco viejo! I will go back for sure!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Encarnacion, 10, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Bilbao
  • Phone Number: +34 944331086
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

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