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Casa Rufo

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Calle Hurtado de Amezaga, 5, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 43 21 72
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Steak comes out on a hot plate so you can cook to your liking, the flavour is amazing! It's a lovely setting for a meal too.

Thank AmandaBrown1987
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was taken here by local guys for a taste of real Basque cooking. The food was excellent and a nice ambience. They order the TBone steak which was cooked over coals in the back. Truly fantastic.

Thank bax52
Oxford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

You will have read that Casa Rufu is a food shop during the day and a restaurant at night. The rooms at the back, which look quite domestic, transform into small dining areas. The menu is simple. We started with a shared plate of home smoked salmon served, unusually, in a thick slice cut into cubes - delicious. However the... More 

Thank lindsay_wilcox
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Had a wonderful meal here. The aged steak was amazing...had notes of eating blue cheese and mushrooms. The braised oxtail was also amazing...one of the best I've ever had. The kitchen also accommodating and was able to cook an off menu item (tortilla) for our 1 year old.

Thank Van P
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130 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Very special restaurant,located in the back of a store. It feels like you are dining in someones home. The txuleta was a dream ,good vine. The service is typical basque . A nice experience, Will be back.

Thank Jonas F
Colchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous meal again. Great restaurant. Food is delicious and the wine list extensive. The restaurant is incorporated into a delicatessen shop. Great atmosphere and very attentive staff. Slightly top end on price but well worth it.

Thank Chris H
Athens, Greece
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251 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We had the typical meat plates like most of the people in this restaurant. Good quality and nice chips.. Well priced wines, but average deserts.an overall pleasant experience..

Thank Johnmir13
London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The Casa Rufo in Bilbao is an old quaint restaurant in the centre on Bilbao, an amazing menu and service, with a wine selection that most restaurants would be envious of. We started with the Fois Gras, Hake and selected the Jean Leon 1979 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva for wine, an amazing lunch! This restaurant is a real must in Bilbao!

Thank Geoff H
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Read the other reviews and you will realise this is a unique restaurant. I disagree with the idea that you should just go for the Beef. I agree it's very special but so are the fois gras and the home smoked salmon. You should also talk to the staff about their extensive and excellent wine list. Great beef without a... More 

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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Casa Rufo is a deli at the front with a quaint little restaurant in the back. If you want the most magnificent Chuleton that you will talk about for weeks afterwards washed down by lovingly selected wines from a family who really know their stuff, this is the place to go. The service is friendly, authentic and helpful - very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Hurtado de Amezaga, 5, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighbourhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 944 43 21 72

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