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La Despensa del Etxanobe

Calle Juan Ajuriaguerra, 8, 48009 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 42 10 71
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Deli, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Calle Juan Ajuriaguerra, 8, 48009 Bilbao, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Scene: We were waiting for friends to land at the airport so we popped into Bilbao town to grab dinner. I had seen La Despensa del Etxanobe recommended quite highly on tripadvisor and the décor looked really interesting so we thought we’d book a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent tasting menu with great wines, superb service, stylish ambiance. We couldn't ask for more. Get the tasting menu, it is well worth it.

Thank AlenaJ119
Reviewed 1 week ago

My one slight gripe was the music. They were piping this "muzak" pop, the sort of thing you'd hear on the elevator in a tasteless 4-star hotel, and it was too loud. I must say that when I mentioned my discomfort, they did turn the...More

1  Thank Jim G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was not on my radar and I just found it on tripadvisor. I cannot tell you how happy I was. The overall atmosphere of the restaurant was relaxed elegance however the food was extremely sophisticated. Despite the fact that I did not get...More

1  Thank GoldAdvice
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I try to eat at Michelin star restaurants wherever I go. I am not sure that I have ever had a better dining experience anywhere. The food, wine, service, presentation and (unbelievably) price were about the best I ahve ever had. I called at the...More

1  Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 7 July 2018

This restaurant exceeded expectations. The atmosphere was cool with low lighting, and very relaxing. We opted for one of the two tasting menus (there is also an a la carte menu), which also came with wine. Every course was excellently prepared and explained by the...More

1  Thank sequoia44
Reviewed 6 July 2018

My husband and I dined here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was our first trip to the Basque region, and this restaurant was a wonderful introduction to the food and culture! The online booking service is fab and so easy (with a reminder Email)....More

1  Thank Amy R
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

As my title says - this restaurant is one of a kind as it offers not just excuisite food but also superb top class service and real friendly experience in top restaurant. The starters were just amazing. Being an amateur cook on my own, sometimes...More

Thank George1133
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

I reckon one of the best in Bilbao. We were invited along with 60 other guests to enjoy a business lunch for the Top 50 Restaurant Awards pre-lunch. LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS RESTAURANT! And that interior, was just toooo beautiful. Excellent everything.... close to the...More

Thank coconutugly
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Ate here last night to celebrate my birthday. Superb meal and service. Would come back to Bilbao just to eat here again.

Thank debgri_11
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1 August 2018|
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Response from Sloop23 | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know if they have a Michelin star or not, but it is good enough to have one and well worth a visit
9 July 2018|
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Response from Howard-Moon | Reviewed this property |
Suggest booking - they do have smaller tables for 2 with high chairs and they were single occupation when we were there
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$68 - US$103
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Hot New Restaurants
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Juan Ajuriaguerra, 8, 48009 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao
  • Phone Number: +34 944 42 10 71
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An informal restaurant, designed so that people from Bilbao and those who visit us can enjoy a more than excellent dinner at a reasonable price. As an objective, focus on food and on your ability to get excited and have fun, in the local essential product in Euskadi, a Basque cuisine of a lifetime.
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