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“Very nice Lunch here” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Aiten Etxe

Aiten Etxe
Calle Elkano, 3, 20800 Zarautz, Spain
+34 943 83 18 25
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Ranked #7 of 47 Restaurants in Zarautz
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Very nice Lunch here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

It was a hot Monday lunchtime approaching 40 degrees. We found ourselves at Zarautz, 20 min south of San Sebastian. Had a swim on the beach, then wandered up along the promenade to this quaint red and white restaurant on the hill above the harbour.
What a find! and 2 star michellin at that! Made to feel very welcome, though the restaurant was quiet,we sat out on one of the patios with great beach views. The food was lovely! White asparagus as an entree and langoustine salad for my main. Delish!!! Fresh and simple....perfect. Great service and a great lunch! A little pricey....but well worth it.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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English first
Rome, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great restaurant with beach view and fantastic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

Very good seafood and great service in this restaurant overlooking the beach in Zarautz. The Parillada de Marisco is extremely good and as a desert the souffle is a must try. Highly recommended.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Serious Fish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

This is more of a traditional Basque restaurant than many of the more high-profile restaurants in the region. But if you're in Zarautz, it's a must! Fabulous fresh seafood, simply prepared. You won't find molecular gastronomy here, but you will have an amazing meal. Order the seafood platter for 2. Lovely view. Nice town. Great beach. What more do you need?

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best Bonito!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Is not a long drive from San Sebastian, this restaurant is located in Zarautz, and has a really nice view of the beach. Place is simple but clean, best fish (Bonito) ever. Service #1!! Great place and not expensive.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“An amazing restaurant!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We were introduced to this wonderful restaurant by Basque friends several years ago and it remains our all time favorite of anywhere we have ever eaten in the world. The welcome by Xabier and his staff is always warm and we are made to feel like old friends returning. We are great fans of the Basque Country and own a flat in Deba, a small town half an hour away, and no visit there is ever complete without a meal at Aiten Etxe. Our young, conservative grandchildren are always found something that they would like eat away from the menu and served promptly. All the food is superb and especially the fish is always wonderful, although being English we avoid the eating the head! And everyone should order the Souffle at the begining of the meal to enjoy at the end. The views are amazing especially when the sea is rough and the surfers struggle to stay upright!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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