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Restaurante El Clarete

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Calle Cercas Bajas, 18, 01008 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
+34 945 26 38 74
13:30 - 15:30
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Mon - Sat 13:30 - 15:30
Thu - Sat 21:00 - 23:00
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Flitwick, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We went as a Christmas treat and had the "degustación" menu which was explained to us in a warm friendly manner. If it was ok with us it would be freestyle with 5 starters, a fish dish, a meat dish followed by 2 postres. All were very tasty and varied and were accompanied by a pleasant white wine and a... More 

Thank LE21
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145 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This restaurant gave us the best lunch of a journey which has seen several triumphs! "Celiac? No problem!". Dishes I wouldn't have ordered (being rather conservative) were delicious, light, but satisfying. Two starters, the best seafood risotto we have ever eaten, and a pudding that was full of (good) surprises, plus a bottle of wine and coffee: under €60.

Thank Dutchmm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

one of the best dining experiences in vitoria cozy atmosphere close relationship and lose yourself in the senses commenting enjoy dishes with your partner

Thank Roberto H
Valencian Country, Spain
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Visit on Monday Dec 28th 2015. 2 adults. Lunch time. Small restaurant with only 6 tables in the main room, but plenty of space and independence between the tables. Crockery, glassware and linen (very white to contrast with the darkness of floor and walls) beatiful, varied and adequated. Very professional service. Attentive and served at a very good pace. We... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Tasting menu 7 courses with bt of wine €49.50 per person. No menu, chefs choice, but dietary needs or dislikes catered for. Course after course of interesting dishes, all same amazing quality! Very friendly & helpful owner, with great staff Obviously care more for a love of food than profit. Great ambience too, in well decorated modern space with very... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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121 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

We have been a couple of times in this restaurant during a visit to Vitoria. The restaurant offers a tasting menu that can be adapted to client's needs. The bigger menu has 7 courses + 3 desserts (49.50 + VAT) and the smaller menu has 5 courses + 2 desserts (38.50 + VAT). All courses are in small plates and... More 

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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

El Clarete is an absolute must visit in Vitoria-Gasteiz. It offers real Basque pintxos with a creative twist to it. Definitely worth trying are the so-called cucharas or spoons filled with a delicious topping. It isn't cheap compared to other pintxo bars, but it is still very affordable for the added quality they serve. I did not take a full... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

We had a fantastic meal in El Clarete. You take your seat and staff bring you course after course of top quality food. It is kind of like a tasting menu but the portions are larger. My wife doesn't eat meat but the kitchen were brilliant in bringing out additional fish courses. Also lovely bread and wine (included in the... More 

1 Thank MAid_148
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

Absolutely excellent food, and amazingly at a reasonable price. I would strongly recommend this place.

Thank niczaf
Portland, Oregon
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148 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

A friend who is a chef in the Basque Country recommended this, and we were NOT disappointed. The interior is nicely furnished, small, and intimate. The owner/host speaks good English, has a huge smile, and instantly makes you feel welcome. There is no menu: you just take what they offer that day, with consideration given to food allergies, etc by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:30 - 15:30
13:30 - 15:30
13:30 - 15:30
13:30 - 15:30
21:00 - 23:00
13:30 - 15:30
21:00 - 23:00
13:30 - 15:30
21:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Cercas Bajas, 18, 01008 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Alava  >  Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Phone Number: +34 945 26 38 74

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