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Asador Etxebarri

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Plaza de San Juan, 1 | Axpe, Axpe Achondo, Spain
+34 946 58 30 42
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sat 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

It is now considered to be one of the best restaurants in the world. And it is! The great specialty is roasting, and more even, smoking all sorts of products, be it meat, vegetables, fish or anything, really. Exquisite food! And now, with their great service and an upgraded tasteful room, and set in that beautiful valley, it is "mandatory"... More 

Thank jtg65
Torrevieja, Spain
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful dining room, very elegant. We really enjoyed the food here. The chef obviously takes pride in using quality , fresh ingredients...and knows how to treat his product to extract maximum taste. The food was delicious...but don't expect any culinary surprises...it's not that kind of kitchen, nor do they claim to be.

Thank Lorraine T
Cape Town
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the high sierras of Basque country lies this wonderful Asador. Delights abound as each of 15 crafted dishes from the menu roll from the grill into the elegant dining room, goose barnacles, fresh chorizo, and of course steak on the bone. Many ingredients sourced in the village. Excellent wine list, good spot to discover the best of Cava. Worth... More 

Thank TwoWinelovers
New York
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got to get a tour of the kitchen after our 3 hour brunch. The head chef is such a warm, friendly and amazing person!! Not only did we have the best steak and prawns, but we got to see horses among the hills in the background! I look forward to my next trip to Spain and Etxebarri!

Thank MadeinNewY0rk
Mondragon, Spain
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Asador Extebarri in October to celebrate our anniversary. The food is stunning (we had the tasting menu) and certainly lives up to the hype - Chef Victor Arguinzoniz is famed for his command of the grill, use of local ingredients and attention to detail - all of which shone through in the dishes. The presentation is simple and... More 

Thank Sharon B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We recently had dinner at this restaurant. We were staying south in Rioja but the 90 minute drive was worth it. The restaurant is set in the mountains and is gorgeous. We enjoyed the tasting menu. Everything is grilled and has a nice smoke flavor. We knew we were in for a tasty meal when the butter even had a... More 

Thank Dave M
Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Located in the countryside near Bilbao, in the midst of beautiful mountains. Most of the ingredients are obtained from nearby farms. They even brew their own beer, which is very good. The staff is very friendly and professional. The whole table has to choose whether to order a la carte or to order the sampling menu. The sampling menu features... More 

Thank Henry S
San Diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

First of all, this restaurant is located in the prettiest valley you've ever seen. I'm talking right out of Sound of Music, even though we are miles from Austria. The town is very small (4-5 buildings) but cute and fits right into the valley. Go on a sunny day if you can! It's not too far from Bilbao, about 45... More 

Thank tb911
Long Beach, California
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We just completed an exceptional 15 course luncheon tasting menu experience at Asador. A 40 minute drive from Bilbao; it is a unique, but world- renowned restaurant in the Basque countryside. Drawing on the Basque traditions and Chef Victor Arguinzoniz's passion for fire/smoke he has created a menu that is unique and exceptionally flavorful. Creative individual starters/appetizers (clams, cockles, shrimp,... More 

Thank RoyboyIII
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The food, most of the time, almost in its pure state with the fine smell and taste of the asador fits perfectly in the atmosphere of the small village of Axpe. The wine list is a pleasant journey through many interesting wines of Spain. Loved the experience.

Thank Franc1966

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Spanish
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza de San Juan, 1 | Axpe, Axpe Achondo, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Axpe Achondo
  • Phone Number: +34 946 58 30 42

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