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Farketa 56

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Calle Rodriguez Arias 56, 48013 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 41 97 61
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Today
07:30 - 00:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 00:30
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 00:30
Sat 09:00 - 00:30
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I would definitely recommend this place. The staff was efficient, courteous, and knowledgeable. The food was solid and generous. I would definitely come back.

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Thank chukyjm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We weren't expecting to find such a hidden gem when we walked through the understated bar at the front of the restaurant. The food and service both turned out to be excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal there.

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Thank George S
West Hartford, Connecticut
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68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

The entry way doesn't look appealing, but as you walk to the back, the restaurant is a whole different history. It's not fancy, it's more to the cute side. The service was fantastic and the food was amazing. The fish soup as a starter was really flavorful & the main dish made me discover a new passion- oxtail! Yummmm .... More 

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Thank Danieleconnecticut
Guildford,
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Great good friday lunch. Food was amazing service excellent. You enter bar that looks normal for bilbao and restaurant is behind the door at back of bar. Presentation of food is michelin star Eduardo the waiter very helpful and professional and speaks excellent english Highly recommended

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Thank Godisgood1
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Visited here twice during our stay in Bilbao. As many other reviewers state this place is VERY quiet. On both our visits, we were the only ones in the restaurant. We found the food to be simply fantastic with superb presentation. On the first visit I had the Sirloin Steak (which isn't my normal choice!) and found it to be... More 

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Thank magoodliffe
Pompano Beach, Florida
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

We arrived 8:30 according to reservations. There was a game. Lots of people in the bar. Entered the restaurant :no one there. Waiter allowed us to stay. Very nice,helpful waiter. Ordered foie gras, large langostines, fish with mushrooms, and a chocolate lemon sorbet dessert. All nicely presented, all very tasty. Surprised!! the restaurant atmosphere did not see to warrant this... More 

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Thank iliv4food
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

It doesnt look like anything from the outside, but the food that was served to us was exceptional. We were served by very helpful staff, and price was moderate. We were served small tapas with wine ( very fresh salmon) and the mains were that of a award winning restaurant, as was dessert. I strongly recommend that you visit there,... More 

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Rome, Italy
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41 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

My son and I were sick of tapas (pinxos?) and saw that this was a recommended sit-down kind of place. The restaurant, behind the rather seedy looking bar in the front, tries hard to be professional and high-quality, and it didn't really disappoint. But neither was it fantastic, and the fact we were the only people there (after 9:00 pm,... More 

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Thank TGRinRome
Sesto Calende, Italy
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere where we could sit down and enjoy a casual bite to eat, but with a waiter who would serve us at the table (as opposed to the typical tavernas in the area where you order raciones from the bar and more or less serve yourself). Farketa looked less hectic and we decided to give it... More 

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Bilbao, Spain
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98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013 via mobile

I know how difficult is to choose a restaurant in the Basque Country but if you visit Bilbao a visit to the Farketa 56 is a must if you want to enjoy great, prime quality food. I cannot really recommend anything in particular but you shouldn´t miss the "chuletón". Enjoy it !!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$65
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:30
Monday
07:30 - 00:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 00:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 00:30
Thursday
07:30 - 00:30
Friday
07:30 - 00:30
Saturday
09:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Rodriguez Arias 56, 48013 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao
  • Phone Number: +34 944 41 97 61

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