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Karlos Arguinano

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Calle Mendilauta, 13, 20800 Zarautz, Spain
+34 943130000
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu - Tue 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu - Sat 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We booked a table at the restaurant in advance of our trip as demand is high. We dressed up a little but the atmosphere was relaxed yet still very professional and courteous. We chose to go with the 5 course tasting menu - everyone on the table must do the same, either the menu or à la carte. After a... More 

Thank Amy T
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were 7 of us and everyone had a tremendous meal, the starter, main course and pudding were georgeous. The staff were lovely, pleasant and friendly.

Thank Pain57
Llandeilo, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food , the presentation of it , attention we had ,etc etc, the restaurant is viewing the sea , definitely we will return and we highly recommend this place to eat

Thank Aura C
Trie-sur-Baise, France
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Despite not speaking Spanish I was able to book a table for Lunch - which they prefer to serve at 1 o'clock. The beachside location and friendliness of the many staff made this birthday lunch special. We had previously chosen the Tasting Menu (which explains our return visit) and this time selected off the card. Each course was a feast... More 

Thank Mountainboy1
Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

I was in Karlos Arguinano 's hotel and restaurant for a week! Simply every thing is perfect there and I can't wait to go back there again.

1 Thank sarahesf
Vilaplana, Spain
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

I've been there more than 4 times, perfect all of them. Exellent meals and exellent menú, and perfect staff, taking care of all details. The situation of the restaurant is perfect, you can enjoy the magnific views of Zarautz's beach and "el ratón de Guetaria". I'll contiue going there every year.

Thank Pol M
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156 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

We made reservation to this hotel and restaurant without knowing about the owner which is a famous chef is Spain. It was a great surprise. The testing menu was very interesting and creative. The service was professional and friendly even for their poor English. The wine was light and a good company to the food. We had a fantastic dinner!

Thank Rina F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I will be honest until I visited "Karlos Arguinanos" I had never heard of this restaurant, but thanks to my "sister in law" I have had one of the best meals ever. We took the Menú Degusttación for lunch. It was fantastic. Ensalada de bonito, then crema guisantes con tagiatelle de txipirony, taco de merluzacon jugo de cebolla, pato confitado... More 

Thank Deborah1910
Hamburg, Germany
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

We were at "Karlos Arguinanos" because my Spanish girlfriend told me that Karlos is the most famous chef in Spain. The main season was over, so we were able to book a table for the afternoon without any problems. The service was very friendly and the food very good! The beef I ordered was a dream! The kitchen is using... More 

Thank Jochen B
Trie-sur-Baise, France
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

When I telephoned for a reservation it was clear the staff don't speak much English. However, the lady persevered with me and told me that I could have a table with a sea view. She was insistent that for Lunch I should arrive at 1pm - a little earlier than I would have liked but on the day I could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Mendilauta, 13, 20800 Zarautz, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  Zarautz
  • Phone Number: +34 943130000

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