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Zortziko

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Abando
Spanish, Basque
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Alameda de Mazarredo, 17, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 23 97 43
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1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Zortziko restaurant, just a few steps from Bilbao's iconic Guggenheim...
Zortziko restaurant, just a few steps from Bilbao's iconic Guggenheim Museum, is iconic in its own way. This ultra-modern kitchen is sited in an elegant, 19th century mansion and is the place for business lunches and relaxed dinners. The formality of the setting the three dining rooms are decorated in royal French, Victorian English and a more modern style is deflated by the helpfulness and cordiality of the DJed waitstaff. Chef/owner Daniel Garcia has earned his Michelin star through refinement of flavours in a truly Basque style at once inventive and conservative. Dishes change with the season, of course, and may include dishes like starter of txangurro salad, containing crabmeat on thin spaghetti with coral dressing, main course of blue duck slow-cooked served with a sweet rioja sauce, and a tasting plate of desserts to satisfy even the most adventurous gourmet. A single table in the wine cellar, the home of more than 600 labels, is reserved weeks in advance. Celebrity-magnet Zortziko (Frank Gehry, Pierce Brosnan) is one of Bilbao's culinary star attractions.
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    Very good
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    Poor
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very pleasant experience, the food was good as it should be for Michelin Star Restaurant.

We all had the taster menu and with the current exchange rate on the Euro we found it excellent value. Service was efficient and we were well advised around the appropriate wines to accompany the courses. We were all happy with the tasters and some certainly lived up to the quality and imagination... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Vienna, Austria
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

In our tour through the Michelin star restaurants of Bilbao, we also ate at Zortziko, which we would see as very traditional in it's decor and setting, and flawless in terms of food and wine. We would see Zortziko as bourgeois in the best sense of the word.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I was absolutely appalled to receive a message half-an-hour before we were due to arrive for dinner to say that our booking, made through TheFork, had been cancelled. We were given no reason for this, and had to find an alternative place to eat. The booking had been made a full week in advance!

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Daniel G, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Zortziko, responded to this review

Dear guest, First of all, thank you for letting us your opinion. We have taken note of your experience in our restaurant Zortziko and we regret the complaint, but it has an explanation. It was a system error of "El Tenedor" and we received the booking the same day you wanted to taste our menu. However, we will be really... More 

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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A rare review from me! The service was attentive but not at all overbearing. The food was of the highest quality. Cooked to perfection. Taste sublime. Cost was in my view for this quality simply a bargain. The wine list is priced very very very reasonably. Worth the journey from anywhere in the world.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We all had the taster menu and with the current exchange rate on the Euro we found it excellent value. Service was efficient and we were well advised around the appropriate wines to accompany the courses. We were all happy with the tasters and some certainly lived up to the quality and imagination expected in a Michelin Star Restaurant. Overall... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It looks and feels appropriate for fine dining in a Michelin Star restaurant. We all had the taster menu which on the whole was excellent. The waiter was efficient and we were assisted appropriately wine selection. With the current weak Euro our pound was making the experience excellent value for money. The portions were as you would expect for a... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent restaurant in Bilbao. Tried the large, fixed menu and had a fine experience. Some courses were superb lived up to the Michelin star expectation, but there were a few which were a little bland. Great and helpful service, relied on their recommendation for the wine - which proved to be a very good choice. Given the classic interior you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Very difficult to find the right words to recommend this restaurant enough. We went with a group of friends and decided to go with one of the menus for groups (number 6), with 5 different starters, a main, dessert, coffee and wine included. Let me start with the quality of the food: simply superb. It is truly Basque cuisine, with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Excellent meal.we had the tasting menu with10 dishes.we loved all of them!! We can recomment it tot all Food lover. 2 star level

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We took the Menu Degustacion and were not disappointed. Food was prepared nicely and was tasty. The waiters were professional and attentive. Extensive wine list available. Expect to pay around 125€/person, which is ok for this quality. Would go back.

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Dunmore East, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This high-end restaurant is one of those hidden treasures that you would be likely to walk right by if you weren't already aware of its existence. Beautiful nouvelle cuisine with a heavy emphasis on local produce (particularly seafood) served up in extremely elegant rooms by true professionals who clearly love what they do and are proud of the finished product

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Estimado comensal, Muchísimas gracias por su valoración. Las opiniones de quienes han pasado por nuestro restaurante nos animan a seguir... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Alameda de Mazarredo, 17, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighborhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 944 23 97 43

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 45 - 80
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Zortziko restaurant, just a few steps from Bilbao's iconic Guggenheim Museum, is iconic in its own way. This ultra-modern kitchen is sited in an elegant, 19th century mansion and is the place for business lunches and relaxed dinners. The formality of the setting the three dining rooms are decorated in royal French, Victorian English and a more modern style is deflated by the helpfulness and cordiality of the DJed waitstaff. Chef/owner Daniel Garcia has earned his Michelin star through refinement of flavours in a truly Basque style at once inventive and conservative. Dishes change with the season, of course, and may include dishes like starter of txangurro salad, containing crabmeat on thin spaghetti with coral dressing, main course of blue duck slow-cooked served with a sweet rioja sauce, and a tasting plate of desserts to satisfy even the most adventurous gourmet. A single table in the wine cellar, the home of more than 600 labels, is reserved weeks in advance. Celebrity-magnet Zortziko (Frank Gehry, Pierce Brosnan) is one of Bilbao's culinary star attractions.
Open Hours
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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