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Asador Etxebarri

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Plaza de San Juan, 1 | Axpe, Axpe Achondo, Spain
(+34) 946583042
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sat 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Panama City, Panama
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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132 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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127 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To say anything else other than exquisite would be pretentious for a Micheline starred restaurant that is considered amongst the best. What was sublime was the burrata Which I have never tasted anything like it before. Made from local buffalos from the restaurants' farm. Go for the tasting menus - which was also reasonably priced and will more than fill... More 

Thank Kamil5000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional food, great service, relaxed atmosphere. Well worth the trip en route to San Sebastián from Bilbao.

Thank Marc D
Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Describes this restaurant!!!"Fabulous " Others too exceptional excellent fabulous amazing where does one stop? A group of friends had lunch here yesterday it was just incredible, the food was faultless as was the wine and service. One of the very best meals I have ever had and that is saying something!! I and all savored every single morsel and moment.... More 

Thank Jelswiss
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our whole experience was amazing. From the beautiful room to the perfectly balanced service...and the food! My god, the food. Exquisite doesn't begin to cover it. Highly recommend the wine pairing - 6 delicious glasses for 38€. Afterwards we felt sated but not weighed down and no 'food hangover' like you sometimes get in fancy places. I would go back... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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49 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We had an incredible lunch. Without a doubt worth the trip from San Sebastian.Come here. Enjoy an incredible meal in an incredible little village by an incredible chef.

Thank AlexRutenberg
Portland, Oregon
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Overall, had a great lunch here. The service was good, they did a great job trying to accommodate the language gap. From service perspective, it was very odd there was no one to greet patrons downstairs. The food was very good, several dishes stood out. Reduced milk ice cream, sea bream with vegetables, beef chops, and goats milk butter. Others... More 

Thank Hai C

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
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) 946583042

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?