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Etxebarri

Plaza San Juan 1, Axpe Achondo, Spain
(+34) 946583042
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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
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English first
Papamoa, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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

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Crete, Greece
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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.

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Melbourne
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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

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191 reviews 191 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Simply not worth the money. An experience maybe but can not justify the price and you will feel like a fool for spending $150 for lunch. A nice place and relatively friendly people but after all is said and done you came for a "top 50 in the world" experience and got a good steak and some really nice appetizers.... More

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New York City, New York
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149 reviews 149 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Here is the bad: Boring decor, small wine list. Here is the good: Amazing food. Great wines on the smalll wine list. Warm and attentive service. One of the great restaurants of the world. First, the wine list, which is where you should start: it is small, but has many GREAT producers at moderate prices; you can drink great grower... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Restaurant was recommended to me so dropped in from UK for lunch,I was very much looking forward to it,but it was a disappointment and grossly overrated. Pretty location,but inside lacking in ambience and our shared salad consisted of 1 lettuce leaf. Money is no object but you know that feeling,when you have not had value!!! Spartan lunch was 200+ and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great BBQ We had the tasting menu and almost everything was exquisite. In hindsight, we would have ordered a la carte instead and focused our attention on a few spectacular dishes. The service was excellent and friendly, as one would expect from a restaurant of this calibre.

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New York City, New York
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141 reviews 141 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Overall, was great lunch, as one would expect for $500 for 5 people. We opted to go a la carte and ordered half of menu to try. Service not up to top-shelf pxes....Some of what we ordered never showed up (shrimp, peas, glass if wine, etc), and some of what we didn't order did show up (clams)...most things were great... More

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