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Restaurante Bolina El Viejo

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Calle Adolfo Urioste, 1, 48300 Gernika-Lumo, Spain
+34 946 25 10 15
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Sacramento, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This restaurant gives you the local flavor of Basque country. The food is very authentic, and reasonably priced. The staff is all business, and efficient, but very friendly. The front bar area is very busy around 2 in the afternoon. We had the menu of the day which included options of stew, fish soup, potato soup, dessert of flan or... More 

Thank ssjr
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best places to eat in Gernika!! The restaurant itself, it is not that fancy but the food and their service it is outstanding!! They offer different choices in their daily menu, all fresh and super tasty !!! Great wine and good advices in to your personal preferences!! If you want to get to know a... More 

Thank Simon V
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77 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I went to Gernika to see the Gernika tree museum. I was told by my a cousin that this was the place to eat. The place is for locals, i was frankly disappointed. The baby lamb chops were full of fat and over cooked. The food was bland, the owner took care of us and the service was average and... More 

Thank Joeluba
Atlanta, Georgia
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169 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The 10 Euro fixed menu is the only option, but it includes app, main, dessert, bread, water, and wine. The apps were enormous, everything was good (especially the fish soup) but nothing exceptional, Apparently, you are charged the same whether you have a glass, or a bottle of wine. The staff clearly had all worked there forever, we loved the... More 

Thank garhuff
Bilbao, Spain
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

We had an enjoyable lunch at this well known Gernika restaurant. It is a large and very busy establishment which on weekdays generally caters for those looking for an inexpensive fixed lunch menu costing ten euros with three choices for first and second course and a variety for dessert. We had red beans with local sausage followed by fried anchovies... More 

2 Thank 491Keith
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Our friend Kepa invited my two friends and their wives from Costa Rica, my wife and I (from Minneapolis) for lunch after visiting the Gernikako Arbola. What a pleasure: the old tradition of the restaurant; the great taste of the basque dishes; the friendly service and the old Euskera language spoken all around us. All in all an experience that... More 

2 Thank Joseba D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

The first monday in October is the annual cattle market show in Guernika. . The town was very busy and this traditional restaurant absolutely heaving.. With some guidance from some locals we got a table at short notice. Despite the crowds the service was friendly very prompt with generous communal traditional dishes and portions.. It seemed to be very heavily... More 

Thank howardfarm
Portland, Oregon
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262 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

My wife and I had lunch here today after visiting the Monday market earlier. I had previously selected this restaurant from reading the TA reviews. The very good food kept us feeling full for a long time. Although the restaurant was nearly full, there was no delay on the service side. The prices must have come down or change from... More 

Thank John16752024
Waterford, Ireland
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

We had the menu of the day with lots of choices across all courses. My meal of bean stew starters, roast lamb main course superb. The wine and dessert were great.

Thank Paddy197
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49 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here after the drive up from Madrid. Incredibly old fashioned - decor, style and food - nothing here has changed in decades. Croquettas- very good. Mixed salad - huge and full of good stuff. Fried hake in batter - perfect!!! Give it a go.

Thank Golfista1967

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Adolfo Urioste, 1, 48300 Gernika-Lumo, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Gernika-Lumo
  • Phone Number: +34 946 25 10 15

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