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

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Really good food for special occasions. Authentic atmosphere and the chef was really nice. We'll come back!

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Miami, Florida
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113 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Great local spot. The wine selection is awesome & inexpensive. The chuleton is better than any bother we have had. The grilled langostinos, foie & dessert were also top notch. Julen, the owner is a super guy, so was Aria his main server.

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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Cosy atmosphere, very good food, great wine (txakoli is a must in Bilbao), big portions, great service, plus a very friendly cook. All this makes a lunch at Arandia a Basque experience that I would reccommend.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?