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Spanish, Basque
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440 Karrika Nagusia, Espelette, France
+33 (0)559939162
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating

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    4 of 5 stars
Really good kitchen! Home made sangria ;)

Nice service, good food, perfect sangria white even red. I highly recommande it but come sooner than at 13hr otherwise it is completely full ;)

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Klára L
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English first
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice service, good food, perfect sangria white even red. I highly recommande it but come sooner than at 13hr otherwise it is completely full ;)

Thank Klára L
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135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You feel welcome in this restaurant. The young waiter was very polite, friendly and fast. We had just one dish each: salade chevre chaude and st. Jaques pasta. Good taste, huge portions. Gateau basque and ice cream for desert. With two kir coctails to start, small bottle of local red wine and two coffees, altogether a little over 60 euros,... More 

Thank Kilkki
Santa Barbara, California
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

we rode our bikes from Saint jean de luz passing through Sare and Ainhoa, which are really cute towns too. We wanted to eat and then head back. We didn't really understand the menu so my husband took one of the mixed plates of Basque food and it was delicious and so nicely displayed in little dishes. I had the... More 

Thank Dinaskids
County Tipperary, Ireland
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a simple local restaurant, but the food is of excellent quality and it is somewhere you will see the locals eating, which is always a good sign.

Thank charles h
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I went there today during my holidays, and I can say it was really good. This is local cuisine, and I ordered the €20 menu with the tuna terrine, the Axoa (veal meat with pepper, onions served with roasted potatoes) and a blueberry tart. That was really good in quality AND in quantity. A good Red wine Graves (Bordeaux) to... More 

Thank Punkiegirl13
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

3 days in Espelette ...3 diner to Aintzina ....we enjoyed the food , the service & the restaurant ...you can eat on the terrasse outside in front of the restaurant ...or Inside ,...or on the covered terrasse in the back ....also a good variety of food !

Thank Celine226
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stopped at this bar/restaurant for drinks during a daytrip to Espelette. The waitress showed little or no interest in us, either while she was taking the order or serving us our drinks. No smile, barely an acknowledgement... But it was the toilets which really put us right off ever returning to the place. I believe I should be able... More 

Thank CelticGirl65
Houston, Texas
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181 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We would recommend driving in the French basque area with the towns Ainhoa, Sara, and Espelette. The countryside is beautiful. We had lunch in Espelette, known for their red peppers which are hanging up on all the buildings. Aintzina was a wonderful restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. We had a special of the day, home made pasta with mixed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 440 Karrika Nagusia, Espelette, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Espelette
  • Phone Number: +33 (0)559939162

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  • Cuisine: Spanish, Basque


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