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Maider

#166 of 942 Restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Abando
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Calle Colon de Larreategui, 5, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 24 89 91
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Los Angeles
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was in Bilbao for a music conference and was looking for some monk fish (called "rape" in Spain) before I left and I walked into this place as I had walked by it during the day. Right from the start, the person who greeted me was friendly. I ordered my meal and had a great plate of fish, an appetizer... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Expert preparation and presentation with attentive service and a nice wine list. Opens at 8pm, an hour earlier than most upscale restaurants in Bilbao. Turbot was wonderful and perfectly cooked.

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Thank John B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

the decor of this little gem belies the quality of the food and service. we were attracted by the fresh fish and variety of mushrooms in the window. we ordered fresh grilled gambas, fresh sautéed mushrooms, stewed mushrooms with langoustines and delicious tiramisu for dessert. the service is attentive and menus are in Spanish, English and French. we drank the... More 

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Thank Jo G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

The food was very good, and the attendance very polite, although it was not a busy day. The atmosphere was much better than average in other restaurants in that neighbourhood. And price is not a problem, as it's very reasonable. We did not try the sea food, but we could see it alive in the main entrance.

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Thank Dralmor
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Sea food not fresh, same for the wine. The fish was poorly cooked, nothing special, no real taste. This restaurant is worse than a breakfast chais restaurant.

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Targoviste, Romania
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

Good position of the restaurant with an interesant look (they have an aquarium with living lobster swimming in it). The owner was served us and we have to admit that was an excellent serving. Good wines and tasty food (you can ask even things out of the menu) that determined you to come back once more. I strongly recomend it.

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Thank FlorianC369
Antwerp, Belgium
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013 via mobile

We sat in the restaurant, a bit further away from the bar. There was just one other couple around 10 pm, maybe a bit too early still. The food was excellent. The fresh lobster was one of the best I have ever had in a restaurant. A bit pricy but certainly worth it. My wife took the turbot which was... More 

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Thank Robert V
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

We have ordered seabass and turbot. Seabass was exceptionally good, but unfortunally turbot was mediocre. We have also eaten Jamon, which was good, as usual around that area. The waitress was very nice

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Thank Ilya P
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

I travel mostly to Spain and France two or three times per month, and I have been to Maider three times in the last two years. It's authentic and humble. The owner is an excellent waiter who cares about his customers and is passionate about what he serves (for some 30 years, I think!). His red wine recommendations are also... More 

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Cahors
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012 via mobile

We chose Maider as it was close to our hotel and had some good reviews. Our shared starters were excellent - superb Iberican ham and griddled fresh anchovies - together with a delightful crisp white Rioja and a friendly waiter, we were set up to enjoy the evening. But our main course of bacalao al pil-pil was a huge disappointment.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Colon de Larreategui, 5, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighbourhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 944 24 89 91

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