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“Great Food, Poor Services”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Restaurante Elkano

Restaurante Elkano
Ranked #1 of 27 Restaurants in Getaria
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hong Kong
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Food, Poor Services”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

We booked a table at 1pm. However, we arrived early. The restuarant had not opened yet until 1pm. We were showed to a table next to the Window and we were given a menu in Spanish. We indicated that we did not know Spanish. The server said that someone would explain the menu to us.
Then, all waiter/waitress were just busy setting up tables. we waited for more than 15 minutes without any one taking notice of us. Finally, a gentleman came to explain the menu to us.
We tried the Jetatxia (Special way to grill their seafood in San Sebastian area) on Squid, Hake, Prawn, etc. The squid was served with the Ink. It tasted great and fresh. The prawn and hake was also delicous.
Finally, we got the bill and paid. However, when we double checked the bill, we identified that there was an unknown item. We had to wait for another 5-10 minutes for the 'only' english speaking gentlement available to check and reverse the payment.

  • Visited September 2011
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Cheddar, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great food - not cheap!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2011

Lovely dining room, and nice atmosphere. Fresh fish cooked on the charcoal grill outside the restaraunt. We had a crab starter, followed by a grilled turbot. The fish was very good, but expensive at €105. Desert was excellent, and there was no fuss when we cancelled a bottle of cava as the house gives you two comp glasses that we did not know about. Very enjoyable meal, but the bill at €200 for two people felt a little on the high side.

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Hong Kong
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“Seafood Reigns”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2010

Heard a lot about this restaurant before came to SS. So my wife and I drove an hour from SS to Elkano for lunch on Sat (9 Oct 2010) but unfortunately, it was full house already. Luckily there was one last table available at that night, we took it immediately.

Arrived there on time at 8:30pm and ordered the following: seafood soup, lobster salad, grilled shrimp, kokotxa, lobster and barnacle. We also wanted to order a turbo / sole fish but was advised that it was too big for 2 persons. Later we realized he was right.

First came the seafood soup. OMG it's so rich flavored, fresh and tasty. I couldn't help it but finished the last drop. My wife and I both agree that it's worth the traffic just for this delicious soup.

Then there was another signature dish, the lobster salad. it's also very fresh and chewy. And I finished the leftover sauce with the bread!

All other grilled seafood are just great, especially the kokotxa. Well, we've tried kokotax at some other restaurants in SS, but obviously the kokotxa here at Elkano rules.

A big thumb up for this hidden gem. If you only have time for one meal in SS, Elkano is a must go!

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