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“Serious Fish!”
Review of Aiten Etxe

Aiten Etxe
Ranked #14 of 79 Restaurants in Zarautz
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Cerrado durante la temporada de invierno hasta el 15 de marzo de 2018. Casa fundada en 1983 por los hermanos Lopetegui, buscamos desde el principio distinguirnos por dar un servicio de gran calidad, aprovechando las mejores materias primas para ofrecer al comensal un producto que degustado en nuestras instalaciones sobre el mar supusieran una experiencia inolvidable. La base de nuestra cocina es la tradicional vasca, y nos gusta distinguirnos por nuestra excelente oferta de pescados y mariscos. Nuestra propia trayectoria nos ha ensenado que un buen servicio y un producto de calidad son la mejor garantia. Reconvertido en restaurante, el viejo caserio Aiten-Etxe se mantiene en su esencia y estructura desde entonces. Cuenta con dos comedores con capacidad para 80 y 120 personas respectivamente, dos espacios para disfrutar de la mejor cocina tradicional con preciosas vistas al mar, playa y del propio pueblo de Zarautz.
Reviewed 25 July 2012

This is more of a traditional Basque restaurant than many of the more high-profile restaurants in the region. But if you're in Zarautz, it's a must! Fabulous fresh seafood, simply prepared. You won't find molecular gastronomy here, but you will have an amazing meal. Order the seafood platter for 2. Lovely view. Nice town. Great beach. What more do you need?

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Reviewed 7 July 2012

Is not a long drive from San Sebastian, this restaurant is located in Zarautz, and has a really nice view of the beach. Place is simple but clean, best fish (Bonito) ever. Service #1!! Great place and not expensive.

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

We were introduced to this wonderful restaurant by Basque friends several years ago and it remains our all time favorite of anywhere we have ever eaten in the world. The welcome by Xabier and his staff is always warm and we are made to feel like old friends returning. We are great fans of the Basque Country and own a flat in Deba, a small town half an hour away, and no visit there is ever complete without a meal at Aiten Etxe. Our young, conservative grandchildren are always found something that they would like eat away from the menu and served promptly. All the food is superb and especially the fish is always wonderful, although being English we avoid the eating the head! And everyone should order the Souffle at the begining of the meal to enjoy at the end. The views are amazing especially when the sea is rough and the surfers struggle to stay upright!

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2  Thank Susan21118
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

Food exellent! Recommend to try the crepe crab( it is nor really a crepe though more like crab cooked in a yummy way and served in a shell). Loved the attention of the owner. Amazing view on the ocean...

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Reviewed 13 June 2011

Aiten Etxe is really set up for weddings and banquet events, but the serve food at lunchtime that is to die for! We sat on the upper terrace and ghad lobster salad and grilled monkfish, washed down with an excellent bottle of txakoli. The location was great overlooking the beach at Zarautz, and the staff could not have been nicer. Go if you get the chance. We also ate at Elkano in Getaria during our stay, but Aiten Etxe provided better food, and much better value. Not cheap for lunch - but worth it.

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