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Zortziko

Alameda de Mazarredo, 17, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 23 97 43
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good24%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Alameda de Mazarredo, 17, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 16 August 2017

The interior is very "classic", it could use an update. Staff very friendly, professional and not too stiff. We took the degustation menu, the viaje largo. That's 11 courses (some very small of course). At first the courses came very quickly one after an other,...More

Thank Katrien1
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

There are different options. Full menu of 10 dishes. Smaller menu of 5 dishes 2ith choice of fish or meat or eat from the dishes. We went from the full menu and that is a full Michelin star worthy. No complaints. One dish which was...More

Thank Remco M
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Last time we visited was around 18 years ago. We decided to celebrate my partner's birthday and booked the degustación menu which was sensational. Portions were very sensibly sized and everything worked to perfection. Service was impeccable. The wine list is extremely good and they...More

1  Thank Harold B
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Food was really really good and quite surprising ! Next time we'll be in Bilbao, we'll come back again and again :) It wasn't too expensive *taken into account it's one start Michellin) compared to other restaurant we tried during our stay in Bilbao !

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Having read the reviews and spending only one night in Bilbao we wanted to go to the best restaurant with great food. Our experience was very disappointing. The food was not good at all. My daughter could not eat the jamon and left it completely...More

Thank Dunster77
Reviewed 20 December 2016

service quite sober, presentation on the plate not very imaginative, but good quality of the food and very good wine card

Thank fredivez
Reviewed 19 December 2016

we ordered the GREAT TASTING MENU. It was amazing. every single dish was perfect! the Grilled scallop with truffle potato liquid was outstanding!

Thank Oliver_Zeitoun
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This restaurant does not deserve a michelin star, We like to eat in 1 stared Michelin restaurants as a way of comparing what a 1 start means! This the second worst stared restaurant we have eaten in.... I dont know who was in the kitchen...More

Thank 205oliverc
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Service is attentive, the rooms are pleasantly spacious...but the cuisine leaves quite a lot to be desired. Ok, it's a 3.5/5, but definitely no star. I can only assume the inspector has not been around for a while. You will do better in many "simpler"...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We had the traditional menu and maitre kindly recommended us matching wines. Service was really good, food was ok. Good value for money.

Thank Raisa F
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Response from David E | Reviewed this property |
Zortziko is an elegant restaurant, if I am not mistaken with a Michelin star. I was only there once, didn't really like it that much because obviously the famous chef was not present. That is not the issue though. Squid... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 45 - US$ 80
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
Thursday
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
Friday
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
Saturday
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alameda de Mazarredo, 17, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighbourhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 944 23 97 43
  • E-mail
Description
Zortziko restaurant, just a few steps from Bilbao's iconic Guggenheim Museum, is iconic in its own way. This ultra-modern kitchen is sited in an elegant, 19th century mansion and is the place for business lunches and relaxed dinners. The formality of the setting the three dining rooms are decorated in royal French, Victorian English and a more modern style is deflated by the helpfulness and cordiality of the DJed waitstaff. Chef/owner Daniel Garcia has earned his Michelin star through refinement of flavours in a truly Basque style at once inventive and conservative. Dishes change with the season, of course, and may include dishes like starter of txangurro salad, containing crabmeat on thin spaghetti with coral dressing, main course of blue duck slow-cooked served with a sweet rioja sauce, and a tasting plate of desserts to satisfy even the most adventurous gourmet. A single table in the wine cellar, the home of more than 600 labels, is reserved weeks in advance. Celebrity-magnet Zortziko (Frank Gehry, Pierce Brosnan) is one of Bilbao's culinary star attractions.
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