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Restaurante El Clarete

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Spanish, Basque
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Calle Cercas Bajas, 18, 01008 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
+34 945263874
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1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the best restaurants in Vitoria

El Clarete is an absolute must visit in Vitoria-Gasteiz. It offers real Basque pintxos with a creative twist to it. Definitely worth trying are the so-called cucharas or spoons filled with a delicious topping. It isn't cheap compared to other pintxo bars, but it is still very affordable for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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English first
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

El Clarete is an absolute must visit in Vitoria-Gasteiz. It offers real Basque pintxos with a creative twist to it. Definitely worth trying are the so-called cucharas or spoons filled with a delicious topping. It isn't cheap compared to other pintxo bars, but it is still very affordable for the added quality they serve. I did not take a full... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had a fantastic meal in El Clarete. You take your seat and staff bring you course after course of top quality food. It is kind of like a tasting menu but the portions are larger. My wife doesn't eat meat but the kitchen were brilliant in bringing out additional fish courses. Also lovely bread and wine (included in the... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Absolutely excellent food, and amazingly at a reasonable price. I would strongly recommend this place.

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Portland, Oregon
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

A friend who is a chef in the Basque Country recommended this, and we were NOT disappointed. The interior is nicely furnished, small, and intimate. The owner/host speaks good English, has a huge smile, and instantly makes you feel welcome. There is no menu: you just take what they offer that day, with consideration given to food allergies, etc by... More 

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Biarritz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We stopped here for lunch on a Monday and I have to say we were very nicely surprised. The restaurant has a degustation menu where you choose between "smaller" or "larger". We chose the smaller version and were treated to 5 amazingly good dishes. The portions were just right for lunch. The wine was very good and everything was super... More 

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Walldorf, Germany
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316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This restaurant doesn't have a menu, you have to take the surprise degustation menu, as described before. So everyone goes through the same process. In the price included is the standard wine, and you pay the difference to the wine you select from the wine list. This is not a wine pairing with different wines for each course (there are... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Great meal, of which the highlights were a brilliant lobster salad starter and succulent beef cheek half-entree. I'm not generally a fan of lobster, but this tasted how you imagine lobster should taste. The dressing on the salad beautifully balanced the lobster and the greens. The beef cheeks had a amazingly soft smooth texture and had a deep beef flavor... More 

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Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

As a "food, ambience, wine list, whole experience" package, one of the best options in Vitoria. Service is not as professional or upscale as in other establishments, but it makes young people feel more at home, more comfortable. The staff are friendly and some speak English. Main dishes are not that special, but starters and deserts are amazing. Overall, good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Cercas Bajas, 18, 01008 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Alava Province  >  Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Phone Number: +34 945263874

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Basque
Open Hours
Monday
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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