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“Lovely for lunch.......” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Mina

Restaurante Mina
Muelle Manzana s/n, 48003 Bilbao, Spain (Bilbo Zaharra)
944 795 938
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Ranked #7 of 724 Restaurants in Bilbao
Price range: $68 - $86
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Bilbo Zaharra
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49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Lovely for lunch.......”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Following the reviews we decided to have another gastronomic blow out (after Porrue). Gorgeous interior, very calm and rustic and we looked straight onto the river and the old market on the other bank - fabulous service, and some nice little bits (an extra pudding!) thrown in as well. Thoroughly enjoyed it, but the food at Porrue had the edge (and would be better in the evening with its disco vibe).

Mina is well worth going to but I think we made the right decision by choosing lunchtime rather than evening.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Antwerpen, Belgium
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“A star well deserved”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

My wife had the six course menu and I took the 3 extra plates they offered. Those plates were big enough for the two of us to taste them and the staff even brought extra cutlery. it held some surprises, especially for ourselves.
We are usually not so fond of black pudding. Never say that again before you have tasted what they did with it here. A delight for your taste buds as were all the plates in fact. I especially remember one of the extra plates with crab. An abundance of great crab meat in an excellent sauce.
We are still considering our personal ranking (we have about twenty years of experience of eating in the better restaurants) and we are sure Mina ranks among the top three.
We were recommended an excellent white wine.
The service was impeccable. The effort of the staff to speak flawless english with a spanish accent was charming.
We enjoyed every minute of our evening.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Torremolinos, Spain
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876 helpful votes 876 helpful votes
“THE JOY OF BILBAO”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This great city in the Basque country continues to delight the world with its amazing cuisine.
The restaurant is small --so booking is essential.
We had the 6 course dinner and wines after which i felt so happy.
The night was an absolute pleasure

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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midlands
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Excellent meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We had the tasting menu. The food was excellently cooked, well flavoured and the service was excellent.The only thing I would say is that I thought it a little over priced and although a generally satisfactory experience it was not on the same level as other Michelin starred restaurants I've eaten in.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Javea
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“Dining Delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Their menu at €55/head + tax might seem a little pricey BUT all six courses were delicious, beautifully presented by the attentive staff - in fact with a 'nibble' to start and a second dessert included, it was well worth the money and their new Michelin Star is well deserved. The chef imaginatively mixes unusual ingredients and flavours. Do book in advance as they can only accommodate about 27 people. The wine list is extensive - we opted for an excellent Rioja [Pujanza 2008].

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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