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Arandia de Julen

Encarnacion, 10, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 33 10 86
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“beans” (6 reviews)
“fish soup” (4 reviews)
“t bone steak” (10 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Encarnacion, 10, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We went to Arandia de Julen for dinner and everything was great. The food was delicious and you won't feel hungry because the portions are massive!! The staff was also very friendly and we had the chance to meet the chef who was also very...More

Thank Cristina C
Reviewed 20 June 2017

I was expecting something exceptional, since it was the #3 restaurant in Bilbao. It was just ok, with some items disappointing. The highlight was the "chuleton de ternera", a really tender cut of meat. We had to cook it ourselves in a grill placed in...More

Thank Rachel J
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We made an online reservation at Arandia and were called several hours later to confirm. Our Tuesday reservation was particularly helpful because on Tuesday the restaurant serves the traditional black bean meal. We ordered 2 bean meals and when we arrived selected our other dishes...More

Thank SarasotaBill
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

The start was very good. Very nice lady took our order, explaining menu in very good English. We had some startes anchovies was good but octopus was not to good cooked and was quite gluity. I have tried octopus in few places but here it...More

1  Thank Vaida T
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Was genuinely amazed by this restaurant, it does not look like much from outside but it is a lovely traditional room and the food was spectacular, for traditional basque food it still had a light touch that meant a lot of enjoyment, lovely staff. Try...More

Thank Cr0nanC
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Lunch set menu, 3 lots of starters, cod and leek soup(a whole tureen), T-bone steak (to griddle at the table) potatoes and red peppers, bottle of Rioja, bottle of water, dessert, coffee and copious amounts of liqueurs and it was perfect!!!!!!!!!! The waitress speaks excellent...More

1  Thank R0sieohr0sie
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is in a nice plaza. The location is nice. Food is good (big portions) and the staff can speak several languages. We tried some appetizers and a T-Bone steak. Everything was good.

Thank Francesca Z
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We were a party of six. So, here is why Julen's "asardo's" is a place not to miss! 1 - the location: it's great; just at the fringe of the Old Quarter (Casco Viejo), on a square with a superb Church 2 - the hospitality...More

Thank Philippe G G
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I went for dinner 10 days ago and we had a lovely dinner (octopus, king prawns, anchovis, mushrooms, foie... And a big T-bone steak txuleton). All this with some great red wine from Rioja called Viña Olabarri. We will definitely go back :)

Thank 0travelandenjoy0
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I booked through TripAdvisor and I presently in the Plaza Nueva wishing I wasn't hiccuping our disgusting meal. The staff are lovely, but aside from the first rice and mushroom starter...the rest of our meal was close to horrific and made us dearly wish we...More

4  Thank imademokat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Encarnacion, 10, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao
  • Phone Number: +34 944 33 10 86
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