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Abarka Jatetxea

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C/ Baserritar Etorbidea, 36, 20280 Hondarribia, Spain
+34 943 64 19 91
13:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sun 13:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 20:00 - 23:00
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

The food was outstanding. The high quality you would expect in this foodie location in the Basque country. The ownership has passed from the previous owner to the staff, many of whom are still there including the chef. The ambiance is lovely too. The restaurant was full the night we were there, although at 8:30pm, we were the only ones!... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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217 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We were lucky to be able to eat here for lunch because we arrived without a booking and saw the place fill up immediately. Out hostess, Ainhoa, was charming and we enjoyed speaking to her in English. We both had a Tasting Menu and the chef obliged us by splitting the items from 2 tasting options. So we had a... More 

Thank DrJanetHall
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Dined here on two consecutive nights. The menu provides excellent choice and is cooked, presented and served to perfection. Good wine list, too. The best fish soup my wife and I have ever had. Make sure you know where to locate the restaurant as it is in a residential area.

Thank PedroMendestheSecond
Toulouse, France
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

One of the best dining experience Total customer care, excellent food Great atmosphere and to finish conversation with the chef Natxo Garcia Is Natxo one if the best in Hondarribia ?

Thank BobMiller65
Berkeley, California
1 review
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We and our two kids came for a weekend lunch which was one of the most amazing we've experienced. We recommend the place to everyone for a wonderful high end meal becuase you won't be hungry for the rest of the day!

Thank Rob R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Before we were seated, the evening began with a complimentary refreshing homemade cider upon a beautiful outside area. The Chef, Nacho, took time to greet us all here as well. What followed was an excellent tasting menu option in an authentic and pleasant setting. Food, wine, service, hospitality, and atmosphere are all here. Thanks to our friend Louis for recommending!!

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Luismari B, Propietario at Abarka Jatetxea, responded to this review
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Son muy gratificantes tus palabras de reconocimiento. nuestro recorrido se basa en llegar a poder satisfacer cada momento que pasan... More 

Aspen, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

This was a recommendation from our Hotel, and didn't look like much when we walked in - a regular building behind a strip center but the atmosphere in the dining area is warm and inviting, very traditional with beams and a fireplace. The food and the service were also very good. It is a grill style restaurant, and the food... More 

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Luismari B, Propietario at Abarka Jatetxea, responded to this review
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Siempre intentamos facilitar el bienestar de nuestros comensales, disponemos de cartas en 9 idiomas para poder llegar a todo el... More 

Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

We were in Hondarribia/San Sebastian for 5 days, but our first and last minutes in Spain were spent at Abarka. Abarka served as perfect bookends. Our server both times was a beautiful young woman named Laida. We wanted to adopt her. She kept apologizing for her english, but her english is better than many americans' english. If Merluzza cheeks are... More 

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Luis Mari B, Propietario at Abarka Jatetxea, responded to this review
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Laida y todo el equipo agradece vuestro comentario y desemos veros por aquí de nuevo en la siguiente visita por... More 

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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2014

The second time we went to Abarka we were again delighted with the price quality ratio, the atmosphere and service. This was a Saturday lunchtime reservation, we arrived half an hour early but the staff were ready and friendly, just as well because within one hour the place was packed! The puff pastry with leeks, shrimp and mushrooms was excellent... More 

Thank Terrell M
Luis Mari B, Propietario at Abarka Jatetxea, responded to this review
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Quiero agradecer tu esfuerzo para dirigirte en castellano para ofrecernos tu grata experiencia con respecto a nuestra cocina y el... More 

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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2014 via mobile

We used trip adviser to find this little gem. We walked from the old town and wondered if the directions were wrong when we appeared to be walking through a residential area. The restaurant was tucked away and did not look much from the outside. However inside it was like being transported into another world. One of the nicest interiors... More 

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Luis Mari B, Propietario at Abarka Jatetxea, responded to this review
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Celebramos que vuestra visita a nuestro templo haya resultado satisfactorio, es muy gratificante saber que el esfurzo realizado tenga este... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/ Baserritar Etorbidea, 36, 20280 Hondarribia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  Hondarribia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 64 19 91

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?