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Zelai Txiki


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Returned for a Sunday lunch after a visit a couple of years ago, worried that I might have over sold the place to the three first-timers. Not a chance! Beautiful three hour lunch on the terrace, great service and excellent wine. One person was not...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank petethepedant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can you say about a famous cook and a poor service? The food was great, no doubt. Some main courses come in real small, appetizer like sizes (e.g. the delicious Txangurro Donostiara, the See Spider) and other delicious main courses like the Cordero Lechal...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended this restaurant by a local ...and i must say that the food was par excellence . We were celebrating a birthday and the staff were so attentive ! The flavour and quality of the food was exceptional and the ambience was perfect...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Evergreen8888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I feel this restaurant did not live up to the expectations of what I read in the reviews. Perhaps it was just a bad night for the kitchen & staff. Service could’ve been better. Food quality & presentation disappointed us. Potatoes were actually served cold,...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From start to finish, this place was a class act. Fantastic food in a relaxed and sophisticated environment. Excellent service.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank David P
Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

I went to Zelai txiki as part of an invitation from Hotel Jesuskoa on Zumaia last year after an internship I did there and I must that I had no idea we were going there and truly amazed me. The service was marvelous, not in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

Came here to celebrate a birthday. The restaurant has a large terrace overlooking the city. It’s very nice inside too, roomy and handsome. Properly set tables, fresh cutlery with every course, staff who handled a busy afternoon of many large parties without fuss, efficiently and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank littlecheese
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Amazing place with very nice and cozy interior. Staff was kind and very helpful with recommendations. They have pretty good choice of wines for every budget and food was absolutely delicious. We liked every meal that we have tried so im sure you cannot fail...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ivanav701
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

This was the second time I’ve been to this restaurant. 1st for my Mother’s wedding last year & 2nd time with my Husband for dinner 1 year later! Served by the same waiter both times who is incredible at his job! - I’m sorry I...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 352kristiew
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We had a great family lunch seating by the terrace. Very fresh and tasty food, without any unnecessary sophistication. The service was friendly but a little slow. It takes a little time to get there on foot form the center, but a taxi will not...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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November 14, 2017|
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Response from 439dudua | Reviewed this property |
200 Euro -,+ For pair including wine
February 13, 2017|
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Response from ybhk19 | Reviewed this property |
Yes; as their kitchen is also seasonal, I'd rather ask.
August 28, 2016|
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Response from reginag59 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Villa Soro--about a 5 minute walk away. Villa Soro was lovely.
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