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“Beautiful fish grilled outdoors” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurante Elkano

Restaurante Elkano
Ranked #1 of 27 Restaurants in Getaria
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Beautiful fish grilled outdoors”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

A traditional Basque restaurant with white-table cloth atmosphere. Go ahead and order the turbot or other whole fish. Pristine and tasting of the wood fires being tended just outside the door. Not cheap, but sublime. Getaria is a nice little town and worth a day visit or an overnight at a minimum

Visited June 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Stunning - Seafood heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012

We were with our family lately for a lunch and as expected the grilled turbot we had was so well cooked, percebes, prawn , crab,grilled kokatxas even the anchovy served as amuse bouche so tasty, do not believe none of the fish restaurant in the world can serve better seafood. Not to miss cheese ice cream. No one can beat the way of cooking the way Elkano does. Worth of detour to go to this restaurant. Great place. Fresh seafood. We plan to go during cigalas time

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Outstanding Seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2012

Elkano provided a wonderful dining experience from the very moment we arrived. The host was very polite and our waiter was also very kind and knew a good amount of English which eased our dining experience.

The food was nothing short of outstanding. If you like seafood, this is the restaurant for you, if you don't, this might be the place that changes your mind.

The atmosphere was perfect for a fine dining experience, beautifully set tables, well dressed patrons, well dressed staff, it was all very well done.

This restaurant is very expensive as most fine dining restaurants are. The Turbot and Hake which are two of their specialties were something along the lines of 65€. These fish are delicious though and are literally caught the same day they are served. The platter is very large and you will not be disappointed!

There is but one however, one of their specials is a type of squid that is also essentially caught the same day you are served it. The waiter will offer this to you as an appetizer. I would highly recommend asking the price first as we didn't, the portion was VERY small, there were 3 small squids on the two plates we ordered each prepared in a different way, also outstanding but from what I remember around 65€ each. Don't get me wrong, this special is fantastic, it is just very pricy for how much is served.

Overall the dining experience at Elkano is outstanding and you will not be disappointed! It is definitely worth a stop!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Merville-Franceville-Plage, France
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“'only good fish Expensive prices””
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011

The food here consists of very fresh fish that is grilled outside - and that's it! We ordered the rodaballo 'turbot' which although was a generous portion was literally just grilled .We had a 3 course meal with a bottle of cava, kokothas ,crab salad , squid ,!!! This is simple food done well, . Very enjoyable meal, but the bill at €220 for two people felt a little on the high side.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Best fish and sea food restaurant anywhere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2011

This is for me the best fish and sea food restaurant anywhere. Do not expect anything fancy or sophisticated. The key to their success is a superbly fresh product cooked in a way to derive the best possible taste out of it: no sauces or other distarctions that subtract from the real taste.
The wine list is excellent and very reasonably priced compared to other restaurants. Leave some room for the desert too!
If I were to have a last meal before being executed Elkano it would be!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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