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Mugarra Restaurant

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Calle Ercilla, 14 | Bilbao, Bizkaia., 48009 Bilbao, Spain
+34 94 423 39 14
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu - Fri 8:30 am - 11:00 am
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Moss, Norway
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We sent here because og the great reviews on Tripadvisor, and dere not disappointed. Started wkth ceviche as a starter, and gomorra for the mail dish. A rioja completed the meal. Friendly service and nice room, a great place which we gladly recommend.

Thank TorErik64
Bilbao, Spain
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow. All fish caught that day. Was amazing. If you like sushi grade fish presented in new and exciting ways, this is your place.

Thank kingcr
Oslo, Norway
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem in the centre of Bilbao? We went here by recommendation from Amaia, from Zapirain, which is a very recommendable restaurant in the neighbourhood. Quite small modern restaurant, where they focus on fresh fish. Very nice and focused head waiter/owner(?) Raw/salted/marinated fish and foie gras mi ciut for sharing. Whole fish/squid grilled or braised. Nice wine selection. Enjoy!

Thank Pal1956
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Food at Mugarra is really good. They have some great fish, really fresh product and very well cooked. Desserts were also very nice and I felt I ate really good there. It's not a restaurant without flaws though. While it is really good, it is a bit more expensive than the norm, but more importantly, the menu system is not... More 

Thank Lucas E
Stamford, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We came for fish which was excellent (why did some reviewers not notice it is a fish restaurant?!) The menu is simple - starters for two - we had fresh Belotta mushrooms simply cooked in olive oil which were wonderful. We were then given a choice of three fish - all perfectly fresh and brought to the table for us... More 

1 Thank Jan C
Cork, Ireland
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62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is simply not as good at the tripadvisor rating it has!!! Nicely laid out restaurant and friendly welcome and service. I had marinated fish (three types if I remember correctly) and all were rubbery, thick;y cut and just not nice. We shared a large turbot between three which I must admit was very nicely cooked but it desperately needed... More 

Thank tomcot
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Fresh fish, mouth watering octopus and a chocolate desert that was so tasty! The staff brought out the fish of the day, and we chose which one we wanted them to prepare. Five courses and so satisfying.

Thank Jennifer R
Brooklyn, New York
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363 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Mugarra serves fish, that's it. But what fish! A platter of fresh, raw fish was presented at our table. Our server spent a lot of time describing the various fish as we do not speak a lot of Spanish nor did he speak much English. We also ordered a bonito-based appetizer which was phenomenal. The fish was split open, oven... More 

1 Thank NJB1165
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Everything about this place was perfect: the food was incredible, as was the service, decor and atmosphere. When you come in the ambience is lovely: white tablecloths, wood and a classy decor, with wine bottles, fish motives and various classy artwork decorating the interior; some interesting origami combines with the cotton branches that stand in tables instead of flowers. Classy... More 

Thank Irena K
Bilbao, Spain
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149 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

If you like things out of the sea this is one of the places to go. Meat is also available but without doubt the quality and freshness of the fish is its strong point. The service and wine list is also excellent. Not a cheap place.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Spanish, Healthy, European
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Ercilla, 14 | Bilbao, Bizkaia., 48009 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighborhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 94 423 39 14

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