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Restaurante El Clarete

Calle Cercas Bajas, 18, 01008 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
+34 945263874
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Basque
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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87% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Portland, Oregon
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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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153 reviews 153 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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