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Restaurante Kate Zaharra

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Zabalbide, 221, 48007 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 46 13 47
13:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 13:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sun 13:00 - 00:00
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Reading, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I will admit to some difficulties in finding Kate Zaharra. We didn't come by car and your options are a very steep walk up from Basilica de Begona, or as we did, following Google Maps from the Artxanda funicular which takes you along a few dicey roads with no pavements. It was well worth the journey though. The restaurant itself... More 

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Plainview, New York
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403 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Went there as a business meeting. Very nice ambience. The wait staff is incredible. Started with some nice Spanish jamon in the basement with an excellent selection of wines, cavas and other libations. The lunch was amazing: started with garbanzos and lobster, had hake (merluza) with clams and white asparagus, and ended with some delicious desserts. Great place and not... More 

1 Thank dogeyedoctor
Logrono, Spain
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150 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had a fabulous lunch with Amancio guiding us through the menue after excellent jamon in the bodega. Don t miss the garbanzos with lobster a treat and classic of this place. Tomatoes fresh from the field and chipirones, small squid, and then a chuleton a fabulous basque style lunch before flying out of Bilbao. Lovely terrace with soectacular view of... More 

Thank Samuel H
Geneva, Switzerland
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

You will find this place 15 minutes outside of the center of Bilbao by taxi, perched on the hillside with outstanding, panoramic views of the city. Well worth the visit. Start in the cellar with exceptional wine choices and the anchovies ( to die for ), ham as well. Then you migrate to the sun terrace on the ground floor... More 

Thank fififavre
Bilbao, Spain
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5 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you want to experience unequalled service, food and views of Bilbao and it´s magnificent surroundings from above, then this place ticks all the boxes. Patricio Valiño and his brother Amancio have re-built this old "Caserio" from ground up and done a truly stupendous job. You CANNOT miss the opportunity to experience the Turbot or the Chuleton or indeed the... More 

Thank surinderobe
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

From the moment I arrived, the service was impeccable. I had been traveling for over 24 hours and was quite delirious. The wine cellar was our first stop for some wine, anchovies and ham. Then we went outside and ate the most amazing tomatoes and onions. I had white asparagus which was so good. The best dish was the percebes... More 

Thank Malibubebe
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

A charming place where my friend and I were met by the waiter who suggested we started out with some wine and ham in the cellar. Next we went upstairs and shared the monk fish, which was cooked to perfection. It would definately have been 5 stars from me if we did not leave the restaurant feeling tricked when we... More 

Thank Casper M
Bilbao, Spain
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Good food and service. The restaurant is a rebuilt old country house with beautiful views especially facing east toward Urquiola, and is sited alongside a nine-hold golf course. Nearby, there is a large and modern hotel complex which, unfortunately, has failed to get off the ground. Kate Zaharra provides good, traditional meals at a reasonable price.

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Zug, Switzerland
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Group of 40 guest in Kate Zaharra. Everything very good. Personal service, Aperitiv in the wine cellar, 3 course menu served with love. Great wine list, fantastic Gin and Tonics. Friendly service by Patricio and his staff. We come again.

Thank Gregory W
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

The building looks to be centuries old Very nice told 15yrs 5 to build Job well done The Cellar was amazing and an excellent WOW factor As stated expensive.. Some pricing didn't make sense 17 euro's for a tomato & onion salad???? the food WE had was all salty and warm at best guess your paying for the stairway to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 20:00
13:00 - 20:00
13:00 - 20:00
13:00 - 20:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zabalbide, 221, 48007 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao
  • Phone Number: +34 944 46 13 47

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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