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C/ Aretxondo, 22 | Algorta, 48991 Getxo, Spain
+34 944 60 08 68
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13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:30
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I was looking for somewhere to lunch in the old dock area of Bilbao before catching the ferry home. I'd walked around the Getxo area and really liked it, I'd also noticed some possible restaurants to eat in. So I did some research and thought this looked like the best option, though several people said it was pricey. We ignored... More 

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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Entering the restaurant at 21:30 we were the only guests. Fortunately four more appeared before we left at 23:00. We had anchovies as a starter, and especially after we saw our check we were happy the waitress suggested one would do for the both of us. Nice but simple. The sea bass we chose turned out to be a very... More 

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Bilbao, Spain
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Excellent food and service. This restaurant is always well supported by the local population and visitors. It gives every appearance of being family-run and has a very friendly atmosphere. The restaurant itself is on the first floor of an old house in what was once a fishing village. It is indeed very quaint and well worth a visit. It is,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We had lunch here and it was excellent! The restaurant had a great selection of fish. They also had an English menu which was very helpful. In addition, they had a printout with images of all the available fish and seafood in the area and the hostess shared which ones are available for the day. I found this to be... More 

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Las Rozas, Spain
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110 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local, and it did not disappoint. The restaurant itself is in a lovely little setting, up some steps from the seafront, in a charming old fishing neighbourhood. The waitress (only one) became more and more run off her feet as the restaurant filled up, so although she was perfectly pleasant and attentive,... More 

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Surrey
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

We were looking for some Seafood for lunch and were recommended to this restaurant. The location is a lovely area. The old fishermans house is dark but there is lots of character. We chose simple food which any restaurant in Spain should get right. A mixed salad followed grilled prawns which were delicious. We had two glasses each of the... More 

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bilbao
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2014

We went back to the Karola after an year, having always held it in high esteem. Extremely disappointing. Prices are still expensive or have gone up, quality has gone down. The service was bad. We were literally bullied into ordering another dish after having repeated several times that we didn't want to; the only other time this happened was in... More 

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San Diego, California
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165 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2013

What a treat this restaurant was. My friend and I had a most delicious lunch at this gem in early October, 2013. The atmosphere of the restaurant is elegant, but not stuffy. Both of the servers we had were polite and helpful. But most importantly, the food was just simply delicious. The two starters we had were the crab salad... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2013

Although a bit expensive, it was worth it. The food is great. We shared fried anchovies for starters and a tarbot as main course. Both were very nice prepared. It was more than enough do no deserts for us. Including a small bottle of wine and 2 coffee: 110 euro.

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bilbao
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2012

This restaurant located in the small but picturesque corner of Algorta/Ereaga beach, is well worth a visit if you are looking for traditional Basque cooking at its best. It is not at the cheap end, but you really get what you are paying for. I personally have only eaten a la carté, but lots of people recommend the Menu of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:30
Monday
13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:30
Thursday
13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:30
Friday
13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:30
Saturday
13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/ Aretxondo, 22 | Algorta, 48991 Getxo, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Getxo
  • Phone Number: +34 944 60 08 68

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