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Karlos Arguinano (H. Karlos Arguinano)

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Calle Mendilauta, 13, 20800 Zarautz, Spain
+34 943130000
Website
Today
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 154
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Food is good, but excessively expensive

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2014
gfinkbeiner
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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363 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Friend of mine knows one of the cooks there, I think his name is Edik. This guy told him "funny" stories what he does with food of picky customers.

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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Staying in Zarautz for a few days we were recommended by some locals to visit this place. The first thing to say is that the location is amazing: perched right at the edge of the amazing long beach of Zarautz and looking across the sea to the nearby town of Getaria- the view is mesmerizing. We had a very nice... More 

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Madrid
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We stopped in Zarautz while on our way to San Sebastián specifically because we wanted to visit this restaurant: we were really curious to have a launch at Karlos Arguiñano's restaurant. I guess the popularity and the sympathy of this cook played a significant part in our decision. I discovered his television cooking show when I moved to Spain 7... More 

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Westport, Ireland
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights with my boyfriend in Sep 2013. The hotel is in a fantastic location, with a raised terrace overlooking the beach in Zarautz, a seaside resort outside of San Sebastian (20 min drive to San Sebastian, €35 taxi, 45 mins on a bus for about €2.30). Our room was large with a view of the ocean,... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

It is a nice restaurant on the Hotel Arguinano in Zarautz, on the beach with beautiful view to the beach and excellent food to very reasonable price , the best value for money I ever tried. It is in Zarautz not in San Sebastián it is 20 min from San Sebastián by car

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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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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