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Mugarra Restaurant

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Calle Ercilla, 14 | Bilbao 48009 , Bizkaia., 48009 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 23 39 14
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 13:00 - 16:00
Thu - Sat 20:30 - 23:00
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Brussels, Belgium
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313 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Enjoyed a dinner for three. Super service and very fresh fish. The wine list is good and we enjoyed a great white wine Finca la Colina (Spanish). Big drawback is that the fish is way overpriced. On the weight, you may question the reality of what is told. Three rather small sized portions totalled 93 Euro's - that is expensive... More 

1 Thank Marcinbrussels
Moss, Norway
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We sent here because og the great reviews on Tripadvisor, and dere not disappointed. Started wkth ceviche as a starter, and gomorra for the mail dish. A rioja completed the meal. Friendly service and nice room, a great place which we gladly recommend.

1 Thank TorErik64
Bilbao, Spain
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Wow. All fish caught that day. Was amazing. If you like sushi grade fish presented in new and exciting ways, this is your place.

1 Thank kingcr
Oslo, Norway
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem in the centre of Bilbao? We went here by recommendation from Amaia, from Zapirain, which is a very recommendable restaurant in the neighbourhood. Quite small modern restaurant, where they focus on fresh fish. Very nice and focused head waiter/owner(?) Raw/salted/marinated fish and foie gras mi ciut for sharing. Whole fish/squid grilled or braised. Nice wine selection. Enjoy!

1 Thank Pal1956
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Food at Mugarra is really good. They have some great fish, really fresh product and very well cooked. Desserts were also very nice and I felt I ate really good there. It's not a restaurant without flaws though. While it is really good, it is a bit more expensive than the norm, but more importantly, the menu system is not... More 

1 Thank Lucas E
Stamford, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

We came for fish which was excellent (why did some reviewers not notice it is a fish restaurant?!) The menu is simple - starters for two - we had fresh Belotta mushrooms simply cooked in olive oil which were wonderful. We were then given a choice of three fish - all perfectly fresh and brought to the table for us... More 

2 Thank Jan C
Cork, Ireland
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73 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

This is simply not as good at the tripadvisor rating it has!!! Nicely laid out restaurant and friendly welcome and service. I had marinated fish (three types if I remember correctly) and all were rubbery, thick;y cut and just not nice. We shared a large turbot between three which I must admit was very nicely cooked but it desperately needed... More 

Thank tomcot
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Fresh fish, mouth watering octopus and a chocolate desert that was so tasty! The staff brought out the fish of the day, and we chose which one we wanted them to prepare. Five courses and so satisfying.

Thank Jennifer R
Brooklyn, New York
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373 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

Mugarra serves fish, that's it. But what fish! A platter of fresh, raw fish was presented at our table. Our server spent a lot of time describing the various fish as we do not speak a lot of Spanish nor did he speak much English. We also ordered a bonito-based appetizer which was phenomenal. The fish was split open, oven... More 

1 Thank NJB1165
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Everything about this place was perfect: the food was incredible, as was the service, decor and atmosphere. When you come in the ambience is lovely: white tablecloths, wood and a classy decor, with wine bottles, fish motives and various classy artwork decorating the interior; some interesting origami combines with the cotton branches that stand in tables instead of flowers. Classy... More 

Thank Irena K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Ercilla, 14 | Bilbao 48009 , Bizkaia., 48009 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighbourhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 944 23 39 14

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