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El Arandia de Julen

9.3/10
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Plaza de la Encarnación, 10, 48006 BilbaoSee map

Average price €35

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price €35
  • American express Welcome
Chuletón con guarnición (1 kg)
€41.04
Chuletón con guarnición (1 kg)
Merluza rebozada
€15.12
Merluza rebozada
Bacalao al horno
€17.28
Bacalao al horno

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El Arandia de Julen, Bilbao
El Arandia de Julen, Bilbao
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El Arandia de Julen, Bilbao
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Reviews

9.3/10
Excellent251 reviews
9.5/10

Food

9.2/10

Service

8.9/10

Ambience

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  • Bea M.
    Bea M.

    November 19, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Julen fue muy simpático, cenamos super a gusto. La camarera nos sacó un entrante que apenas era de nuestro gusto, y nos sacaron otro para estar más a gusto en la cena. Hacen que la cena sea lo más amena posible y cómoda en un ambiente familiar. Comimos las chuletas a la brasa que estaban buenísimas, a mi chico le encantó (A mi también) pero yo como mucho menos que el jajaja. No obstante, si en un futuro volvemos a Bilbao, repetiremos sin duda, tanto por amabilidad, cercanía y familiaridad y sin dejar atrás lo bueno que estaba la cena! Muchísimas gracias por el trato!!!

  • Paul D.
    Paul D.

    September 30, 20223 reviews

    10/10

    Excellent food. And very good service. Mind the schedule as the kitchen is closing at 10 pm on Fridays.

  • Marsali l.
    Marsali l.

    September 24, 20221 review

    5/10

    Initially we were told that the restaurant was closed but when I said we had a booking through The Fork they said they could serve us. The waitress was rude, the service extremely rushed and we were not made to feel welcomed. Very disappointed.

  • Ugaitz F.
    Ugaitz F.

    June 10, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    10/10

  • Paolo D.
    Paolo D.

    June 10, 20224 reviews

    8/10

    Very Nice food ,cannot give full rate due to the main waitress who is not so nice and kind as it is in other restaurants in north Spain

  • Stelio R.
    Stelio R.

    May 27, 20224 reviews

    9/10

    The menu was excellent and the meat chuleton was absolutely the best I have ever eaten

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  • Jose Luis F.
    Jose Luis F.

    April 8, 202229 reviews

    10/10

    Buen sitio para comer

  • Ignacio P.

    November 4, 20215 reviews

    7.5/10

    Muy buen menú de alubias

  • Jon Ander M.

    October 29, 20211 review

    10/10

    El mejor chuletón en mucho tiempo…

  • Cristina c.
    Cristina c.

    August 6, 20218 reviews

    10/10

    Right on the plaza, this unassuming restaurant at the end of the tram line was absolutely a basque dining experience. Instead of going with one of the 45-50 euro prix fixed menus, my brother, husband, daughter and me went a la carte in hopes of eating less. Well needless to say that totally did not happen and we came home with enough for another meal. For the starters, we ordered a plate of cold cuts, octopus and fish soup; for the mains, we ordered t-bone steak and baked salted cod. The restaurant brought out their own starter of grilled mushrooms and grilled red peppers stuffed with blood sausage (the former fresh and tasty, the latter, absolutely to die for). The cold cuts were exceptional, but the winner of the starters was the octopus. 2 legs, grilled to perfection, spicy, in a rich sauce, definitely the best I've ever had, including the michelin star restaurants I've been to in the area. The wines were super high quality, perfectly matched to the food and inexpensive at 12 euros for the verdejo de rueda and 28 for the rioja. The cod and steak were delicious and the service was attentive, informal and typical of the basque country, professional and no nonsense. Would definitely return and was delighted that we went.

  • Rudi K.

    February 13, 20201 review

    10/10

    Fantastic menu!!!

  • Jen S.

    January 31, 20201 review

    9/10

    We weren’t sure we had the right place as the restaurant looked shut from the outside. However once we got in we met the host who was just lovely and very warm. There was no one else in the restaurant for a good while so it felt a bit quiet. However we were really blown away by the service and food. We ordered a la carte but were brought appetisers which showcased the beautiful Basque food which the host told us a lot about. The local house wine was great and the starter and main were excellent quality .... we even got to fry the veal steak at the table. The portions are large and it was good value for money. We’ll be back.

  • Ollora g.

    November 16, 20195 reviews

    10/10

    Everything was very good, almost perfect.

  • Roberto p.
    Roberto p.

    October 12, 201929 reviews

    9.5/10

    Very warm and friendly welcome. Good quality for all dishes. The best carpaccio bacalao and chuleton that you can finish at your leisure on the stone plate heated by the flame

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    August 24, 20191 review

    10/10

    Our 2nd visit to this wonderful restaurant for dinner and it was just as we remembered it. Set in a little square off a main street next to a lovely church. The restaurant itself is fairly small but well laid out and diners have plenty of space & privacy. The lady who is front of house is a real asset! We have heard her speak several languages fluently and she is extremely knowledgeable about every dish on the menu, taking the time to explain how dishes are prepared and how the ingredients are sourced. All throughout service she (and the other staff members) were available in the background if needed but not intrusive - just perfect! The food is absolutely delicious and fantastic value for money. The menu is extensive with options to suit every budget. There are various set menus as well as a la carte options. We ate a set menu costing 55 euros each and this included water, bread and a very drinkable bottle of house red wine. The menu we chose had about 7 or 8 courses and all were perfect for us - we left feeling very satisfied. The main meat course was brought to the table with a small burner for us to cook ourselves to our liking - fabulous! A really lovely touch was that the chef came round the tables for a quick word to make sure everything was ok and diners were enjoying their meal. The lady host came for a quick word as we were finishing and was keen to ask if we were enjoying our stay in the city. When we told her where we were from she shared that she had visited our country last year and we had a lovely conversation. We mentioned it was our 2nd visit after enjoying it so much last year and she was delighted we had decided to come back. Our visit coincided with a special birthday for me and we chose to go back here specifically for this. I’m so glad we did. This restaurant has it all - great atmosphere, staff and food. We were there for 3 hours in total and enjoyed every minute. If you’re looking for the whole experience and a night to remember as we were, then this is the place for you. We will definitely be back.

  • Sandra H.

    July 24, 20191 review

    10/10

    We had an absolutely outstanding traditional Basque meal with excellent service. Warm ambiance and convenient location to the old town of Bilbao.

  • Sergio A.

    July 5, 201915 reviews

    9.5/10

    Materia prima excelente

  • Kersti H.

    June 5, 201953 reviews

    10/10

    Extraordinärt, mat, personal o lokal

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  • Valois d.

    February 23, 20197 reviews

    10/10

    Great service Great value Incredible T-bone steak Wonderful place

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    January 23, 20192 reviews

    10/10

    Sensacional comida , trato familiar. Lugar recomendable

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Opening time
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Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Thursday
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Friday
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

How to get to the restaurant

Plaza de la Encarnación, 10, 48006, Bilbao, Spain

Directions to get there

Features

European, Spanish, , Mother's Day, , Travelers' Choice 2020

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