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Restaurante Matxete

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Plaza del Matxete, 4-5, 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
+34 945 13 18 21
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enjoy dishes that are made with no care and no skill - eat here.... Chewy, undercooked cod steeped in oil with nothing else on the plate - almost inedible. Overcooked grilled lamb chops with soggy chips Bread was ok though... No way were we going to risk a dessert. No care about presentation on the plate and no... More 

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Se que lo que voy a decir no se debe hacer nunca pero no admito tanto trabajo tirado por la... More 

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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.

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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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 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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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.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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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 

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Gothenburg
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7 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 

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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.

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Berrien Springs, Michigan
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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 

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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.

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Boise, Idaho
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?