We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 4 Axpe Achondo Restaurants

Etxebarri

Plaza San Juan 1, Axpe Achondo, Spain
(+34) 946583042
Website
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Basque
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

161 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    105
    30
    18
    7
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Berlin
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Starting simplified but tasty: Goat milk butter, mozzarella, chorizo, salted anchovies. Going on with sea food: goose barnacles, oyster with spinach, prawns from Palamós, and so on and on. All made perfect but for the cutlet (chuleta de vaca) which was much too raw for me and my wife’s taste. This was the only thing to criticise. Wine pairings proved... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brooklyn, New York
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I love grilled food, who doesn't? So when I heard everything at this restaurant is grilled, I was excited but also worried that things were going to be one-note. BOY was I wrong. Just because something is grilled, doesn't mean that everything is going to have a hint of charcoal from your BBQ during memorial day weekend. It means every... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It is worth the drive. It is nestled in a beautiful area and the food and service is excellent. I had one of the best desserts in my life!! A cheese dessert unlike any other. They even gave us a tour of the kitchen very impressive.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A great culinary experience in the most picturesque surroundings. Exceptional food quality, taste and presentation with authentic simplicity. Thoroughly enjoyable and together with Arzak, one of the most memorable food experiences we have ever had.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hong Kong, China
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Don't get me wrong. The food was excellent. All simply grilled with various smoky flavours. The best dishes were the oyster, sea cucumber, aubergine and king prawns. The shell of the prawns was so thin and crispy that I ate the whole prawn with its head, legs and shell! My friends told me that it was one of their favorites... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Papamoa, New Zealand
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I stumbled upon an article in "The Australian" (newspaper) last August entitled "The Basque of Beyond" and having read that I was hooked, I just had to see if the restaurant was as good as the article said. And it was. Tucked away up a mountain road it is not simple to find, and it is certainly unpretentious in a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This out of the way little restaurant about an hour out of San Sebastián, near Bilbao is so worth the trip. All fresh produce from that day and char grilled over hot coals. It's simple but absolutely amazing and delicious. Every course that came out just got better and better....... No I tell a liar every course was just as... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Crete, Greece
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This beautiful restaurant is located in very rustic Basque Village, we ve had the degustation menu.Everything was super tasty I particularly liked the Goose Bernacles and the Carabinieros shrimps. Dont miss the smoked buffalo milk ice cream. If you are in the greater area of San Sebastian or Bilbao definetely give it a try, reservations are necessary.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

From the paddock to the plate truly represents chef Victor Arguinzoniz's cooking philosophy with eighty percent of all produce used in the kitchen being home grown or locally sourced. We would have been quite content to sit on the outdoor terrace and eaten the home cooked bread with the goat's milk butter sprinkled with volcanic ash but that would not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Neusiedl am See, Austria
Top Contributor
193 reviews 193 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

In the small village of Axpe Achondo, at the end of nowhere there is a small restaurant, more like a countryside bar at the first sight. But if you go up to the restaurant level you fine a real fine restaurant based on simple, very fresh ingredients, fish and meat, all prepared on a chargrill. In the kitchen, if you... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Etxebarri also viewed

Larrabetzu, Vizcaya Province
Axpe Achondo, Vizcaya Province
 
Errenteria, Guipuzcoa Province
Getaria, Guipuzcoa Province
 

Been to Etxebarri? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Etxebarri

Address: Plaza San Juan 1, Axpe Achondo, Spain
Phone Number: (+34) 946583042
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Axpe Achondo
Cuisine: Basque

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing