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Zortziko

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Alameda de Mazarredo, 17, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 23 97 43
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1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having read the reviews and spending only one night in Bilbao we wanted to go to the best restaurant with great food. Our experience was very disappointing. The food was not good at all. My daughter could not eat the jamon and left it completely (a starter). The seabass main course was fine but the monkfish was fatty and almost... More 

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Ittigen
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

service quite sober, presentation on the plate not very imaginative, but good quality of the food and very good wine card

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Toronto, Canada
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144 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

we ordered the GREAT TASTING MENU. It was amazing. every single dish was perfect! the Grilled scallop with truffle potato liquid was outstanding!

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Thank Oliver_Zeitoun
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This restaurant does not deserve a michelin star, We like to eat in 1 stared Michelin restaurants as a way of comparing what a 1 start means! This the second worst stared restaurant we have eaten in.... I dont know who was in the kitchen but they have NO idea of the meaning of seasoning the meal was boring and... More 

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Thank 205oliverc
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Service is attentive, the rooms are pleasantly spacious...but the cuisine leaves quite a lot to be desired. Ok, it's a 3.5/5, but definitely no star. I can only assume the inspector has not been around for a while. You will do better in many "simpler" places around the area.

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Thank David E
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

We had the traditional menu and maitre kindly recommended us matching wines. Service was really good, food was ok. Good value for money.

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Thank Raisa F
Henlow, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Just got back from Zortsiko to celebrate the last night of our holiday and we were unimpressed. This was the eleventh Michelin star of the year for us and we left feeling that the star was totally undeserved. The chef Daniel Garcia was not present this night and you could certainly tell! We went for the degustacion menu - most... More 

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Thank samflockhart26
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

It was for a special occasion so booking a Michelin star restaurant should be a guarantee of quality... Well, not at all! It was the worst dinner of the holidays. The foie gras seemed frozen. My fish was poorly cleaned as I found myself chewing the intestine/digestive system of the fish! The service was nice but a bit lost and... More 

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Thank Isabelle L
Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Read CNtraveller review and decided to visit this "Michelin" star restaurant. We ate Traditional set menu and only gazpacho melon soup stood out. Looks like the restaurant is outdated both in dishes creativity and interior style, having spider webs hanging on cheap chandeliers.

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Thank Maksym S
New York
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Despite its reputation, the food at this restaurant is mediocre at best. We had the tasting menu and most of the dishes were tasteless and lacked the inventiveness you expect from Basque cuisine. The dining room is stuffy as well (didn't they get the memo that people have moved on from that style of decor?). All of this, plus very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$45 - $80
Cuisine
European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alameda de Mazarredo, 17, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighborhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 944 23 97 43
Description
Zortziko restaurant, just a few steps from Bilbao's iconic Guggenheim Museum, is iconic in its own way. This ultra-modern kitchen is sited in an elegant, 19th century mansion and is the place for business lunches and relaxed dinners. The formality of the setting the three dining rooms are decorated in royal French, Victorian English and a more modern style is deflated by the helpfulness and cordiality of the DJed waitstaff. Chef/owner Daniel Garcia has earned his Michelin star through refinement of flavours in a truly Basque style at once inventive and conservative. Dishes change with the season, of course, and may include dishes like starter of txangurro salad, containing crabmeat on thin spaghetti with coral dressing, main course of blue duck slow-cooked served with a sweet rioja sauce, and a tasting plate of desserts to satisfy even the most adventurous gourmet. A single table in the wine cellar, the home of more than 600 labels, is reserved weeks in advance. Celebrity-magnet Zortziko (Frank Gehry, Pierce Brosnan) is one of Bilbao's culinary star attractions.

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