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Aintzina

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

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2014
charles h
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County Tipperary, Ireland
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Santa Barbara, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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 

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County Tipperary, Ireland
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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.

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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 

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Mont-Tremblant
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13 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 !

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Salem
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18 reviews
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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 

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Houston, Texas
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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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Additional Information about Aintzina

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

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Basque

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