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“Delicious Dinner and Welcoming Atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Arraunlari

Arraunlari
Paseo de Butron, 3., 20280 Hondarribia, Spain
+34 943641581
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Ranked #65 of 74 Restaurants in Hondarribia
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Aptos, California
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
“Delicious Dinner and Welcoming Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2010

On a rainy Tuesday evening in June, we wandered the streets of Hondarribia, trying to find a restaurant where we could have dinner with our two children (ages 7 and 10). After venturing into five different places, which were either too smoky or not yet serving dinner, we retreated to our hotel and consulted our guidebook, where we found a recommendation for Arraunlari. We called the restaurant, and a very friendly voice answered. That cheerful and welcoming voice set the tone for what was to be a delightful dinner.

Our food was delicious--from the salmon pate and hot bread that arrived at our table almost immediately after we sat down, to the large portions of crab, clams and fish that we ordered. The service was attentive, and the atmosphere was very peaceful. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience here.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Los Angeles, Ca.
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Intimate and charming with great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2010

Unpretentious but charming staff served us well prepared food. We messed around with the set menu (on a quiet and out of season evening) and they accomodated our tastes. Great water front location at reasonable prices.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Salinas, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“First class restaurant in a tiny, ancient city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2009

We were walking along the waterfront in this magical city right on the frontier between France and Spain. It was raining lightly and we stopped to look at the posted menu. Some Basque schoolgirls came over to chat and told us that this restaurant was wonderful. We took their advice and went in. We were greeted with graciousness and seated at a table with a wonderful view of the harbor. And then the delicious surprises began. The food with a Basque sensitivity was wonderful, and full of interesting combinations and flavors. The wine was great. We enjoyed our experience so much that we sought out the chef/owner to thank him which he accepted with humility and charm. Don't miss this spot.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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