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Karlos Arguinano

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Calle Mendilauta, 13, 20800 Zarautz, Spain
+34 943130000
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1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu - Tue 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu - Sat 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 193
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    Very good
  • 72
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good price/quality

We've had the summer menu. In our opinion good price quality. Prices of wInes our very reasonable. Staff is friendly and service is correct. In cas we're in the neighbourhood, we'll surely return

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Hugo L
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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English first
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We've had the summer menu. In our opinion good price quality. Prices of wInes our very reasonable. Staff is friendly and service is correct. In cas we're in the neighbourhood, we'll surely return

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We visited recently after reading the Tripadviser reviews. Well worth a visit. Prices are reasonable. The suckling pig was excellent. And I had the iberico steak which was delicious. The desserts were excellent.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had both a lunch and dinner here ( different days). Very friendly service, excellent foie gras and sirloin among other things. No problem to share food. Friendly towards kids with kids menu. And an amazing "assorted dessert". Our dinner with three courses and wine (2 kids) were in total about 130 Euro. Very good value!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This hotel restaurant located right on the beach has a superb tasting menu at €34. A delicious take on a prawn cocktail followed by home-made past with local fish and roast pork with all the trimmings finishing with a delicious chocolate cake

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Had lunch here with a large group from the UK on a 'trade mission' to the Basque region so did not have a choice in menu and cannot comment on the price. However, we were extremely lucky to have the 6 course tasting menu with accompanying wine. The attention to detail was wonderful, both in the food and staff whose... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We had high expectations on this place due to the name. Food and place is average, which is not bad in itself, as we did not seek an super-elegant one either. The price, however, does not correspond, and gives the impression that it leans too much on the owners name.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Had a superb lunch in the main restaurant to celebrate the first day of our holiday. We decided to go for the tasting menu and were not dissapointed! The service was good, the wine lovely and the food excellent. It was nice to feel the relaxed atmosphere in such a prestigious place and to have a beautiful view of the... More 

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Zumaia, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Famous and funny Basque TV chef Arguinano's restaurant is located with his small hotel and overlooks the beautiful beach of Zarautz (famous for its good and accessible surfing). It also has a small terrace, for drinks, pintxos or a coffee and although I went for lunch, I imagine there should be a nice view of the sunset. Everything is great... More 

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Niceville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The restaurant is part of a small hotel/inn run by a Basque celebrity chef. The restaurant itself is very simple in its decor, but its location and the service MORE than make up for that. You WILL need reservations as the dining area is not huge and does fill up quickly. Mostly locals sprinkled with a couple of tourists (us... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Very friendly reception and great location. Be careful about the location of your table as my husband was too hot in the sun, but hey! if you are British that is a small unusual thing to moan about! The food was all of very good quality and the service was excellent. we can recommend the prawn starter, the duck and... More 

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Additional Information about Karlos Arguinano

Address: Calle Mendilauta, 13, 20800 Zarautz, Spain
Phone Number: +34 943130000
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Guipuzcoa Province  >  Zarautz
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Mendilauta, 13, 20800 Zarautz, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Guipuzcoa Province  >  Zarautz
  • Phone Number: +34 943130000

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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