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Etxebarri

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1 Plaza San Juan | Axpe, Axpe Achondo, Spain
(+34) 946583042
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Monday
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sat 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 174
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I expected something extraordinary.....

First of all the restaurant itself and the surroundings are breathtaking euskalherria pure and beautiful.... About the food was a mixed bag to be honest .. I was looking forward so much to have the meal of my life according to Anthony Bourdain it would be your last great meal... I am not a famous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Tralee
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Tralee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

First of all the restaurant itself and the surroundings are breathtaking euskalherria pure and beautiful.... About the food was a mixed bag to be honest .. I was looking forward so much to have the meal of my life according to Anthony Bourdain it would be your last great meal... I am not a famous person as he is but... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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136 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Etxebarri was on my list for a long time having heard many positive stories about the "charcoil" and "smoking" cooking techniques of the famous chef Viktor. We had the tasting menu for 125 euro's and with a nice Gran riserva we were ready for it! The courses kept coming and coming and we made it to the final course with... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Had their tasting menu as soon as I got to the Basque country via Bilbao. Ate in several one and three stars restos the next few days but always had Etxebarri at the back of my mind for best tasting food. In my opinion, the only thing stopping the restaurant from getting more stars is showmanship (which the 3 stars... More 

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Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Never what you expect i.e. not as rustic. Great menu and staff. Looked after me very very well re changing a few items in the degustation.

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Vancouver, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Part of a week long culinary trip with very seasoned foodies, Etxebarri exceeded our highest expectations, especially in light of the world-class restaurants we compared it with. The first tip off that this in not your average Michelin-starred restaurant is the trip - well up into the Pyrenees. Beautifully sited in an quaint mountain village in the shadow of an... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My family has been coming to this restaurant for years and it was time for me to try it! This Asador has gained a spot amongst culinary talks all over the world and when we started hearing about it also in Asia, where we live, we decided not to postpone any longer and travel to this beautiful valley for a... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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103 reviews 103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The restaurant looks like any other médium restaurant youve being before, but with a very high bill. The Service is cold, not welcoming and english is not well spoken Honesttly not woth it, i was very desapointed

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Istanbul, Turkey
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Food is delicious. I have eaten the best veal chops in my life. The restoran is much more better than mant Michelen stars restoran. The chief cook the different technics.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

今回は2度目のEtxebarri訪問になります。 1度目は2009年。約5年ぶりの訪問。 今回もビルバオからバスで向かいました。 ビルバオのバスターミナルからは途中デュランゴで乗り換え、約1時間15分です。 デュランゴからのバスに乗ると、運転手さんにEtxebarriと伝えれば、レストランの前で降ろしてくれます。 帰りも毎時25分くらいにバスがレストラン前に来るので、その時刻に合わせて外に出れば、デュランゴまで行くことが出来ます。 今回もデギュスタシオン(Tasting menu)で注文しました。 この日のメニューは以下の通り。 Cream of red beans Butter of goat's milk with black truffle Salted anchovy with toasted bread Chorizo elaborated from acorn-fed pork Mushrooms Cantharellus and artichoke Oyster with spinach Prawns of Palamos Sea cucumber with white beans Scrambled eggs with black truffle Buttered whiting and chard Cod jowls with vizcaina sauce Baby... More 

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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Despite a minor GPS malfunction in getting here, the setting and location and amazing. The tasting menu was excellent, the minimalist approach to cooking really highlighting the freshness of the local produce, a hallmark of Basque cuisine. The service was pleasant but a little lacking. We waited over half an hour at the end of the meal for the bill,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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