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“Superb food - disappointing dessert.”

Restaurante Tximista
Ranked #7 of 50 Restaurants in Estella
Price range: $19 - $69
Description: Restaurant located in the Hotel Tximista. We have daily menu 17 €, weekends 24 € menu and seasonal menu. We also offer two tasting menus at a price of € 37 and a reduced price of 24 € if the two beverages are excluded. All menus including taxes.
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Description: Restaurant located in the Hotel Tximista. We have daily menu 17 €, weekends 24 € menu and seasonal menu. We also offer two tasting menus at a price of € 37 and a reduced price of 24 € if the two beverages are excluded. All menus including taxes.
Reviewed June 15, 2017

Starters and main courses were exquisite - beautifully presented goats cheese salad,very flavoursome risotto,outstanding steak(who knew Spanish steak could be so good?)We would love to give this place a 5 but surprisingly the dessert was in no way up to the standard.Execellent value for €19(incl. water and wine)

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Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

What a difference it can make when a restaurant is quite.
When we came here it was quite. The room is styled architectural and soothing even with the concrete.
We wanted to share our two entrees of asparagus and artichokes. That was facilitated by each dish being halved before being served individually. A master-stroke of exceptionally fine service and the willingness to provide us an experience.
We had separate main courses. My wife the pork, large, and I had the pigeon, small.
Both were great dishes but I did eat mine in small slices.
I had the Curd and my wife the French Toast. Again both good and tasty.
With the 2005 Prado de Irache the night went down a treat.

1  Thank Foodexp
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Juan Z, Director Comercial at Restaurante Tximista, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2016
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Muchas gracias por sus comentarios.
Nos agrada que las dos noches que nos visitaron les gustase nuestras propuestas.
Cuando vuelvan por esta tierra no duden en visitarnos.

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Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Ate here two nights in a row because the food was amazing. Tiny portions prepared and plated perfectly. And really good wine. The service was so odd - but I liked the waiter. It was all just a little off with the timing.

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Juan Z, Director Comercial at Restaurante Tximista, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2016
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Muchas gracias por sus comentarios.
Les agradecemos sus dos visitas al restaurante.
Les esperamos pronto.

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Reviewed October 11, 2015

The restaurant is in a hotel, which is in the basement with bare concrete walls and a few wooden beams placed just under the ceiling in an attempt to give it some atmosphere. It was very brightly lit. On one side hung a series of oil paintings of schools of small fish. Even these lovely paintings did not make up for the lack of ambience and character. We found the menus to be confusing, although both of us speak Spanish fluently and have lived in Spain for more than 13 years. Even with the waiter's explanation of the menus we still ended up confused. We chose the tasting menu "Tradición" 35 € per person, which consisted of six different plates and we were obliged to choose the same tasting menu for both of us. Each dish was so small that we did not have enough food in it to really taste or enjoy it, with the exception of the "Gorrin" which was all pork. The portions were so small that they were eaten in one to four bites. The most filling part of the meal was the bread for which we were charged apart. We were also charged extra for the water.
The dishes were beautifully laid out and presented, but sadly the tiny quantities did not whet our appetites and the food did not taste as good as it looked. The waiter service was excellent.
Instead of coming away happy from the table, we came away feeling hungry and cheated. For 77 € (not including wine) we could have eaten elsewhere better and much more. We returned home to have more to eat so as not to go to bed hungry.
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Juan Z, Gerente at Restaurante Tximista, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2015
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Señora, permita en primer lugar dirigirme a usted en la lengua de Cervantes, al mencionar, que vivió 13 años entre nosotros.
Esto mismo me da preguntarme. ¿No sabe usted lo que es un menú degustación?. Leyendo el resto de opiniones que tiene en este foro, entiendo que ¡no!.
Por cierto. De las 10 que tiene, 7 son malo, pésimo y normal y tres excelente. Creo que el perfil de establecimiento que tiene que visitar, esta claro.
Volviendo al menú.
Si añadimos el aperitivo, son 8 platos en lugar de 6 como menciona.
Además.
EEUU esta muy lejos para irse a casa después de la cena. Estaban hospedados en el hotel.
Evidentemente por 70€ los dos comensales, pueden comer otros cosas, muchas cosas. Lo que comieron aquí, ¡no!
En los restaurante que ofrecemos "menú degustación", siempre son para toda la mesa y con bebidas excluidas.
Se me escapa, cuando dice que no entendían los menús, ¡confusos!, afirma. Creo que más claro agua. Por cierto. Como en EEUU, la cobramos.
Para terminar, señora. ¿Engañados?
4,38€ por plato. ¿Engañados?
Como decía un gran hostelero que conocí.
En este oficio, el producto lo regalamos. Cobramos todo lo demás.
En cuanto a la decoración. Tengo mi opinión arquitectónica (sabe a que refiero, cuando digo esto.)
Tiene más merito restaurar un edificio que hacerlo nuevo. Ya lo siento.
Aqui, sabemos hacer las cosas, todo ya no es castañuelas y toros. Sobre todo, sabemos cocinar.
Buen viaje.

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Reviewed September 5, 2015

A fantastic experience. Hugely varied and enjoyable menu, built around a series of set menu options, starting at €24 or €28. We chose the eight course €35 menu and couldn't have been happier. The opener of local tomatoes "many ways" was inspired, then the most delightful foie with truffle jelly and berry compote was brilliant. Cold cod with tomatoes was lovely, which led a phenomenal slow cooked egg with octopus and olive oil. Amasing! Next came warm cod "cannelloni" and then the local, succulent and gorgeous pork belly with yogurt. The desert of berries with sheep milk ice cream was a great finale. The wine list is really good and totally inexpensive and accessible. So, in conclusion; brilliant, unexpected and a total indulgence, but after 5 days on the Camino a luxury.......

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Juan Z, Gerente at Restaurante Tximista, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2015
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Muchas gracias por su opinión. Para todo el equipo de trabajo de tximista gastronomía nos reconforta enormemente, opiniones sobre todo describen la esencia de nuestra cocina y al mismo tiempo vemos que esta llega al comensal y la entiende.
Una opinión la suya muy valiosa. Todos la guardamos en una cazuela que tenemos en la cocina. La llamamos corazón!

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