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“Good food, helpful and accommodating ”
Review of Taberna Lezama

Taberna Lezama
Ranked #26 of 38 Restaurants in Gernika-Lumo
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a “weekend” (fin de semana) menu with vegetarian possibilities - not easy to find in Gurnika. It turned out that the “possibilities” here all included meat - but they happily modified one of their listed salads, provided an extra glass for my wife to share the half bottle (perhaps slightly more!) of wine from my (non-veggie) “menu”, and an extra spoon so we could share my ice cream desert ... the food was very good (I had the entrecôte as the second plate - excellent!), and portion sizes were good. We had to wait for a table (while apologetic, they weren’t prepared to seat us at a free 4-6 seat table) but once seated the service was excellent. Staff were friendly and spoke reasonable English ... and the final bill was a bargain!
So, a slightly mixed experience, but we’d happily return.

Thank George H
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Reviewed 4 September 2015

We stopped to Gernika to have a walk around and for lunch. We stumbled upon this place on a pedestrian street with lots of restaurants and tapas and what a lucky find to choose this one. The set menu was euro 12 including 3 courses, wine, bread, water, coffee. We didn't fancy a red wine so upgraded I think 4 euros more to get a bottle of delicious cold white regional wine called Txakoli. The food was very good and the service too...when we said we needed to have dessert and coffee rather quickly as our parking was going to expire, I was very surprised with the speed and helpfulness.

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Reviewed 19 December 2014

Ate here whilst travelling through en route back to England as it seemed to be the only place in town that had a menu in anything but Basque. Our waiter was welcoming, and seemed understanding of our plight to eat when most restaurants were not yet open. The local cured ham platter to start was superb; though my brother's baby fried squid were also fantastic from those that I tried.

The garlic hake was pretty good, but not excellent. At the price that it was being served at, it should really have been excellent, and slightly larger. An incredibly overpriced meal for the amount and quality that we actually received, but of an acceptable standard by all means.

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Thank GandalfTheDrunk
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Ate here on a Saturday evening in August - starying overnight in the town while driving from Portugal back to Calais.

Turned out to be the major local festival which had happened that afternoon. As a result restaurants didn't open for business until 20:30 hours. Plus point of this restaurant was that they had menus in English and French - most others we saw only had incomprehensible Basque language menus.

There was a set meal available at €27 per head but we didn't fancy that so ordered a la carte. This is EXPENSIVE. Starters were between €12 and €20, mains between €15 and €25.
Ordered starters of a cold meat platter, a platter of local cured ham (superb), fried baby squid, (also very good) and garlic prawns - which came peeled in a garlic butter sauce.

Mains were hake in a green sauce with clams - green sauce turned out to be garlic. Dish was good, but my hake was slightly undercooked. The portion size was small compared to hake dishes we ate in Portugal. The other two mains were steaks, which were served blue - too underdone for those eating them although the piece I tasted was superb, just right for me.

Deserts were good - a whisky ice cream cake being the best, while others had ice creams of varying sorts.

The bill of €188 for a 3 course meal for 4 with wine and drinks was the most expensive we had in our entire 11 day trip. Good food but not worth that price.

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Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Visiting Gernica for a few hours we had here the best value for money meal for this trip in N.Spain. The starters creme de setas y revuelto di setas e verduras were excellent and the fishes fresh and well cooked. All the above plus the welcome chorizos,wine, postres and a friendly service were offered at a price of 22 euros per person. Great food and value for money!

Thank costas1453
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