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Casa Nicolas

Avenida Zumalacarregui 7, 20400 Tolosa, Spain
+34 943 65 47 59
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
11 Oct 2017
“The best cow ribs and grilled peppers”
27 Jul 2017
“Fantastic steak”
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Barbecue, Deli, Grill, Steakhouse
Avenida Zumalacarregui 7, 20400 Tolosa, Spain
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a fantastic restaurant in a beautiful and small town in the Basque country. You can't miss the cow ribs and grilled peppers. Amazing!! Ask with the coffee for cigars (it's a kind of cookies)

Thank Cristian A
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Everything is of top quality, but the steak is superb. Perhaps the renewal was a bit overdone and it now looks too elegant for a steak place. Anyway, you will enjoy it!

Thank aner g
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Nicolas serves steak, full stop. There are no first courses and no side dishes besides salad and pimiento al piquillo. The steak, however, is simply delicious. Huge cuts, charcoal grilled rare to medium, served on a sizzling plate. It's as simple as that. And don't...More

Thank Niko P
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I highly recomend a visit at casa Nicolàs if you are in Tolosa the best chuleton ever Good and friedly service exelent place

Thank Xavier S
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Best meat Ever. Ask for muga red crianza and the steak. Al its first class. The ves quality you can imagine. Long tradition and selección in meats from the best supplyers.

Thank Daniel O
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Easy bus ride from San Sebastian to Tolossa for best steak ever. Third generation family operated. Perfectly marbled and aged beef, cooked over a bed of hot coals and served blood rare. Be prepared for a feast. Steaks are 1 kilo (2.2 lbs)T-bones. Order the...More

Thank ncarb
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We booked a late lunch for 3.30 pm but arrived late. The chef/owner was waiting for us and made my wife and I feel welcome. We had a fantastic lunch - the cod and pepper starter was a revelation but steak for two world class....More

1  Thank Alan G
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Every single time I went to the restaurant I felt like I was at home, the head chef and chef welcome you in a warm way, something that make you realize that this is not the common steak house. The food was served on time...More

Thank VilarDigital
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Very clean, modern restaurant. Food is absolutely superb. The grill master is quite a showman and a prince of a guy. The rest of the staff are also superb.

1  Thank phantomAlabama
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Normally not a steak eater, but here I ate 2! Nothing like this place anywhere. The chef-owner is attentive and passionate about his product. You could not do better anywhere. Simple, but excellent wine list. Be sure to visit the cave (where you have to...More

1  Thank Richard W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$76 - US$87
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:30
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:15
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20:30 - 22:15
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:15
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:15
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:15
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Zumalacarregui 7, 20400 Tolosa, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  Tolosa
  • Phone Number: +34 943 65 47 59
  • E-mail
Nicolas Ruiz,is the name to be remembered as the fist of this house. After leaving his peculiar Bar Montetxe, which it was well known by the neighbors and companies of Arramele, founded with his wife Pepita Elizondo the Asador Casa Nicolas in 1960. There began the course of this couple, that in a few years they were recognized by their well-doing. Their son Pedro Maria Ruiz Elizondo followed their steps since childhood and when he took the baton, he knew how to reflect the things he had learnt perfectly, to the point that today everybody knows the Asador Casa Nicolas as the holy temple of the "chuleton". Nowadays and after 30 years, Pedro and his wife Maixa Ochoteco manage the business together with their loyal maitre Josune Zubeldia. There is something more to be mentioned: Xabier, brought up between stoves, is the promising third generation of "parrilleros". He is actually part of the staff and ensures a lot of years of well-doing.
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