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Aiten Etxe

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Calle Elkano, 3, 20800 Zarautz, Spain
+34 943 83 18 25
13:00 - 17:30
20:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 17:30
Mon - Sat 20:00 - 22:30
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Newport, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We arrived just as a wedding party was coming to an end and I was concerned that the noise level was going to be off putting but I needn't of worried. it's a big restaurant and we were positioned at the farthest point, so the noise was not even noticeable. To start we had a type of smaller padron peppers,... More 

Thank Colin C
Zarautz, Spain
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

We have dined at Aiten Exte over 200 times in the last 30 years. The service is excellent and attentive with out being over fussy The food is traditional Basque and of excellent quality with seasonal offerings and they also cater very well for vegetarians with offf menu suggestions. The menu is extensive and this holiday we have dined there... More 

1 Thank dabuddrige
Arlington, Virginia
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

Just outside of the old town on the coastal road to Getaria, this restaurant is one of the few (maybe the only one) that cooks fish over a wooden coal fire. The view from the dining room down the beach of Zarautz is fine and the best part comes at the end of the meal — have their soufflé. It... More 

2 Thank skisnowboard
Bristol, England
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

My wife is from the area and we have been here many times. We even had our wedding reception here in September 2013 and they catered for the 120 guests amazingly (40 from uk). My favourite dish is the lobster salad, but all seafood is amazing here. But i also challenge anyone to find a better fillet steak in Europe... More 

4 Thank pete_wright16
Doha, Qatar
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

So we were introduced by my parents to what is undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in the Basque Reatexpensive We arrived and had a quick drink on the terrace... then moved upstairs to our table. It over looked (like all other tables) the bay of Zarautz. Which is a great view. We ordered drinks (wine.. choosen by Xbier -... More 

2 Thank Adam B
Villereal, France
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

We ate lunch here at a table inside (cool windy day) with a wonderful view across the length of the beach. Friendly staff and good service. The steaks were delicious. A wide variety of local fish to choose from too. Definitely worth the walk to the end of the bay for!

2 Thank Redsunflower8
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133 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

With its wonderful views of waves hitting the adjacent beach, this restaurant begins with a great advantage. To this is added a refined cuisine and a warm welcome from the well-trained staff. Lunch outside on the terrasse is a delight. The place is all about high quality seafood and some splendid sauces. I am always pleased to see restaurants with... More 

1 Thank John P
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

I spent a week in September in this part of Northern Spain with my girlfriend and family members - parents, sister+hubby - and we came to eat at this restaurant on our last day. My galpal Linda found us this restaurant which was recommended to us by our Spanish friend Ernesto (who lives here in San Francisco). My elderly father... More 

2 Thank NickHayman
Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2012

It was a hot Monday lunchtime approaching 40 degrees. We found ourselves at Zarautz, 20 min south of San Sebastian. Had a swim on the beach, then wandered up along the promenade to this quaint red and white restaurant on the hill above the harbour. What a find! and 2 star michellin at that! Made to feel very welcome, though... More 

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Rome, Italy
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012 via mobile

Very good seafood and great service in this restaurant overlooking the beach in Zarautz. The Parillada de Marisco is extremely good and as a desert the souffle is a must try. Highly recommended.

Thank GiGMadrid

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 17:30
13:00 - 17:30
20:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 17:30
20:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 17:30
20:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 17:30
20:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 17:30
20:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 17:30
20:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Elkano, 3, 20800 Zarautz, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  Zarautz
  • Phone Number: +34 943 83 18 25

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