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Karlos Arguinano (H. Karlos Arguinano)

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Calle Mendilauta, 13, 20800 Zarautz, Spain
+34 943130000
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8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 68
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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
Memorable lunch tasting menu

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Jon S
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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London, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 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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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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 37 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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137 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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Barcelona, Spain
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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Additional Information about Karlos Arguinano (H. 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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
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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