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“Wonderful lunch”
Review of Restaurante Elkano

Restaurante Elkano
Ranked #6 of 31 Restaurants in Getaria
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The service was charming and food excellent. They have an excellent wine list with reasonable prices. Initially we were unsure about sitting on the terrace, which overlooks the road, but it turned out not to be too busy. The final bill was reasonable. We would definitely return!

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This renowned fish restaurant near San Sebastian (Donostia) is so popular that we were unable to get an advance reservation. We took a chance and hopped a bus for the half-hour ride to Getaria, arriving a little while before lunchtime. We stopped by the restaurant and asked if they had any openings for lunch - and they said yes! We were shown the table, which they wanted us to see, because it wasn't the best location - near a service area - but we didn't care. When we returned as instructed at 1 pm, the food and service were exceptional. We ordered their most famous dish, turbot, which is sold whole by the pound (not cheap, but worth it) and the fabulous fish soup. The very friendly French sommelier helped us choose a lovely wine. The grilled turbot is filetted and served at the table. Be sure to pick up the bones to suck up every last bite of this delicious fish. Another don't-miss is the ice cream made from local cheese - exceptionally good! Dress among the patrons seemed to be quite casual, so don't worry about wearing fancy clothes (for lunch, at least).

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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Elkano is a superb fish restaurant. Old fashioned ambience and excellent service. Great advice from (I guess) the owner. He really explained which fish is good right now and helps making a choice. We went for the classic - the turbot. Preparation is very simple on the grill, but the result is pure perfection. Together with a local white wine, just a perfect meal. Highly recommended, probably worth a trip of its own.

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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

San Sebastian is indeed the capital city of Gastronomy; and we had to change all our travel arrangements twice as we failed to get reservations here.. Once we got the reservations confirmed we rearranged all the travel details.. It was very much worth the trouble as dinner was indeed an experience.. Everything was superb; the turbot, lobster - a must if you are in Bilbao or San Sebastián.. Congrats to the ownership and staff.. Excellent

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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Grilled turbot fish is my top choice within our lunch meal. Texture and taste is superb ones. I love also their lobster. Recommended.
End the meals with their cheese cream with stawberry sauce and phyllo pastry with coffee ice cream. Top meals..

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