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Arandia

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Encarnacion, 10, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 33 10 86
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12:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 21:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 had gone to Amina (as we did last night and will be going tomorrow). Stuffed... More 

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San Diego, California
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278 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It's hard to pick just one favorite thing about the meal. I'd have to say that the mushrooms were the top, but the shrimp was amazing, the potatoes phenomenal and you should I've look the cook-at-the-table Steak and Veal. Oh god the Veal was great. It was excessive amounts. Two "menus" would easily feed four, if your nervous order an... More 

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Thank santjordi
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Hearty food, traditional decoration, nice staff. A little off the beaten torist track, but in a a very Bilbaino environment. Definitely not for tourists. Just locals ... and travellers!

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Fabolous traditional food, served with extremely friendly stuff!!! Food was so delicious i would come back in this restaurant every week!! We have ordered 2 glasses of house red dry wine, beans and T-bone. That is already included in the menu so we decided to take a whole menu. First we got mushrooms, after that duck pate with jam. Bean... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Lively neighborhood. Restaurant tables in a private setting . We were graciously welcomed and dismissed. Ordered fixed priced menu which turned out to be so vast in portions !! Bottle of wine included!!! Sauteed mushrooms/ white esparragus / foie/langostinos/and your own stove brought to your table to cook your chuleta . Dessert . Everything about this place was excellent from... More 

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Graz, Austria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

My boyfriend and I did not manage to go to Arandia before our last day at Spain. Our flight left in the evening and we went to Aranida for lunch. We both ate a menu for 45€ with 4 courses. It was the perfect finish of our holiday. We had the best fish soup of our trip. Even my boyfriend... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Had the 42eur menu and it was terrific - the starter was ok nothing too special, fish soup was very good (and plentiful!!! We had to leave some because they served us enough to feed 5!) and the steak was definitely the highlight - amazing!!!! (And also more than we could finish), dessert was the weak point (crime brûlée -... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We booked this for a group of 8, finishing off a Stag do that had been in the Rioja region for a festival. It was the perfect end! Whilst it is located slightly out the way of the main town square and we ate inside, the service was great (fluent English which is rare in Bilbao) and the food simply... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Second time to Arandia and not disappointed. Took the 50 euro menu again comprising black pudding and mushrooms, home made foie gras, white asparagus stuffed with vegetables in mayonnaise, lovely plancha cooked shrimp and then finally, the star of the show, Txuleton beef - 1.5 kilos of sirloin served on the bone which had been seared in the kitchen, served... More 

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1 Thank Sue S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

We read the reviews of other customers and thought that this must be a good place to eat, but it was truly amazing. We took a 42 (plus Taxes) menu, which included starter from the chef (really really nice black pudding and chilly mushrooms), fish stew (we were given a huge bowl full of the best fish stew we could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 17:00
Thursday
12:00 - 17:00
Friday
12:00 - 17:00
21:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 17:00
21:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?