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Restaurante Matxete

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Plaza del Matxete, 4-5, 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
+34 945 13 18 21
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

Great meal, nice views, big portions... We had a great potato salad, artichokes, sirloin and ox tail. Deserts... Great! Magnificent service, not a single bad thing.

Thank Jorge B
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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109 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

We went without reservation, and the restaurant was full. But as we arrive quite early they arrange a table for us until the second service. Really very kind. Typical Navarra cuisine, with different options like “Rabo de Toro” or “Milhojas de solomillo”. The place is located in the old city and they had made a good restoration with a very... More 

Thank Blai92
Hertford, United Kingdom
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Went on basis of Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. As we were learning we had two starters each, which was still too much. But the starters are usually more interesting than the mains. Excellent.

1 Thank Facchino46
Ramat Gan, Israel
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

On a recent trip to Spain we stayed in Vitoria for 3 nights and had a chance to visit nearby restaurants. Matxete was one of them where we went for lunch. Typical Basque cuisine with no special surprises pretty much sums up its menu. Aside from that they have an English menu which was a good starting point, as well... More 

Thank Gametogenesis
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I know - the Basque country is full of them... Good restaurants is the rule here. This gem we found on TripAdvisor (as so often) and we can only recommend it. Located in the old town, cozy setting especially in the second floor. No problems sharing all courses (we are small eaters) in order to handle a full 3 course... More 

Thank JonasD
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Absolutely fantastic food served in a nice restaurant when you need something more substantial than pinchos or tapas. Highly recommend.

1 Thank MikeyD70
Berrien Springs, Michigan
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had a large group dinner here while traveling in the area for business. The food is incredible! We had an array of starters, including foie gras, scrambled eggs with mushrooms, meats, grilled peppers, and so much more. I ordered one of the fish dishes for my entree and it was incredibly moist and flavorful (fish dishes are designed "for... More 

Thank pitzel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

The basque region has perfected grilling meats over open flame and matxete is a great example of this. We came here after getting engaged earlier the same day, but i would recommend reservations as this is one of the better places in vitoria. A really great meal from start to finish.

Thank Watsufizzi
Boise, Idaho
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We were at this restaurant last week and came away deeply disappointed with every aspect of our experience. It's difficult to understand how this place could be so highly rated unless there are legions of diners for whom price, quality and quantity are completely immaterial. This restaurant is grossly overpriced and although they may have some worthwhile dishes, our meal... More 

1 Thank RichardBoise
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Have been here many times. The food is excellent. Service is more informal than formal for a place of this category, but always professional and pleasant. Probably the best resataurant in the city for quality/price. Try the "milhojas de solomillo con foi" "besugo" and whatever daily/weekly in-season specials they might have. Wonderful wine selection too.

Thank VitoriaFood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Steakhouse, European, Spanish, Mediterranean, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza del Matxete, 4-5, 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Alava  >  Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Phone Number: +34 945 13 18 21

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?