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Calle Mateo Benigno de Moraza, 13, 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
+34 945 23 00 80
13:00 - 15:30
21:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 15:30
21:00 - 23:00
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40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Late on a Tuesday on a cold August night, hungry, lost and sad because Toloño was closed, we found this place and thought it was only a restaurant, but discovered that you can also order pintxos and wine without the need of get seated!!! Rabas de Xipiron and the pintxos at the bar all recommended!

Thank Juan V
Pisa, Italy
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101 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The restaurant is set in a nice place in Vitoria, which is a plus. We asked for two menus, one in English and the second in Spanish. We soon discovered that the menus *are different*. The one in English propose more expensive versions of a (sub)set of dishes. In 32 years of travelling across Spain for both business and leisure... More 

Thank gfrompisa
Benahavis, Spain
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

The food was pretty good, and even worth a detour. Service was fine, but do not expect much help if you do no speak Spanish or Basque... The tab turned out higher than expected, as the fine print says "IVA 10% not included"!

Thank Phil0009
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130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

I loved the concept. Traditional and really authentic, great spanish food on a modern set up decorated with exquisite taste. Good wine list and great food menu. Service is fantastic, kind, efficient and engaged. Really nice place worth visting!!

Thank YTenorio
Ramat Gan, Israel
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Vitoria-Gasteiz, being off the tourist map, has its culinary scene based in and around the old town. Arkupe manifests offers traditional Basque cuisine, which I must say isn't the best one I've had. The service was just fine even though they don't have an English menu. The food wasn't that noteworthy as we expected, while the bill for 2 diners... More 

Thank Gametogenesis
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by the Vitoria Tourism Office. We were the first to sit down at a table for dinner at 8:30 pm but there were people at the bar. The lovely waitress (I wish I had written down her name) was extremely pleasant and helped us choose from the menu. The spinach salad with pieces of... More 

Thank viajemosjuntos
Ronco, Switzerland
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Really, a big Chance, to have lunch there. Service, kitchen, wines.... and also the Location is charming. I'm shure, that I wanna be back, whenever I'm in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Big compliments

Thank Sig-Simon
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

The food was good as expected. Good service. Average good restaurant. A bit dear. But it doesn't disappoint. Good place to have lunch. Or dinner. It's a safe choice.

Thank Joaquin C
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015

It used to be an excellent restaurant, but nowadays it is very expensive, and the waiters are unpolite.

Dun, Ariege
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57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2014

Thursday night in Vitoria is apparently 2 euros for a drink and a tapa in all the bars in the town so the restaurants don't do a great trade! Hence we found ourselves alone in Arkupe (apart from an attentive waitress). They do pretty decent Basque food - carpaccio of cod with anchovy ice cream starter and pork cooked in... More 

Thank Ross W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:30
21:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:30
21:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:30
21:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:30
21:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:30
21:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:30
21:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:30
21:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Mateo Benigno de Moraza, 13, 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Alava  >  Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Phone Number: +34 945 23 00 80

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