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Karlos Arguinano

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Calle Mendilauta, 13, 20800 Zarautz, Spain
+34 943130000
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only beer they serve is Keler. Wich is really bad! The tapas are great and the crowd is a mixture of people who want to eat at the famous Karlos restaurant and locals. The view is excellent. The staff is very friendly an perceptive and the tapas are ordinary. I had no full menu. I guess that's where you... More 

Thank Anders H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

delicious food, generous, great presentation, excellent matching of wine, the view is breathtaking, the staff was lovely. amazing atmosphere and set up

Thank gkaytrips
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Vilaplana, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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179 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Romantic
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?