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Karlos Arguinano (H. Karlos Arguinano)

Calle Mendilauta, 13, 20800 Zarautz, Spain
+34 943130000
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Ranked #2 of 46 Restaurants in Zarautz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Niceville, Florida
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Luanda Angola
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Excellent menu de dégustation with interesting sauces. Some were right on the money (tuna steak on salad, creme on red fruit dessert) others, a bit off (gazpacho almost like a hint of vomit, vegetable ravioli a bit bland). An address to keep.

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Villereal, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We opted for the 5 course tasting menu - fresh tuna salad, vegetable ravioli, hake, pork and dessert. Efficient service - too quick perhaps with each course, not much time for reflection. Food was well presented, thoughtfully prepared and well seasoned. Local very dry white wine is probably not to everyone's taste and I would not choose it again. Magnificent... More

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Geraldton, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

My husband and I came upon this restaurant when we stopped in Zarautz for a coffee on a drive along the coast. We liked the look of the 5 course tasting menu, so on our way back decided to stop and have a late lunch. The service was impeccable and the meal delicious. Our favourite was the Roast Cod in... More

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