Yes, hospitality is the word that best describes this restaurant.
We booked a month in advance to avoid surprises (it is fully booked in August). We arrived on time and they gave us our table right away.
We are a couple, so we ordered two entrees, fish, meat, an assortment of desserts, two cokes, a coffee and tea. They gave us an aperitif when we sat down (gazpacho and chistorra).
Everything was very good and served with a lot of quality. They didn’t have any of the ridicule “signature cooking” or the nonsense of other grills of the area. We paid 80 € and left very satisfied.
Very nice dinner, good company, what else can you ask for?
A restaurant located in the middle of the Zarautz’s urban area. It´s a very traditional place that´s constantly busy.
We had wanted to go for a long time but never made it for whatever reason. It’s important to make reservations beforehand, especially during the weekend, as it’s a fairly small place. I’d recommend making reservations in advance, rather than on the same day, just to be sure.
With a traditional Basque, yet modern decoration, the Kirkilla Enea restaurant is one of the places where you feel like eating. Like you´re eating at home. It has a good blend of quality, fresh product, traditional and modern, all depicted in the creative layout of the dishes.
It has a large menu and a special menu of the day. There are many weekend specialties and also sampling menus with a bit of everything. Any which way you look at it, all the options and various menus have something different and unique about them when compared with other restaurants. This is what makes Kirkilla Enea so special.
It´s a highly recommended restaurant. The price isn´t too high. Here, you can enjoy stupendous menus of the day that you won’t find in other places.
If you go to Zarautz, don´t miss out on Kirkilla Enea. Remember to reserve ahead of time, as it´s always full.
Is it possible to eat a good meal, in both quality and quantity, at a reasonable price, all well overlooking the Zarautz sea? Most people would say it’s impossible, A lot of people would say it´s impossible, but I know you can. At Kulixka bar/restaurant you’ll enjoy a privileged located, a it’s situated on Zarautz beach and its boardwalk.
It´s an fairly big, elegant place with two clearly different areas. The first is smaller but has room for several tables. It´s located in the front room with a bar, which is fairly calm. The other room is the restaurant’s main dining area. It´s bigger and its bay window overlooks the seas. If you´re lucky enough to get a table next to the window, the experience will be doubly gratifying.
During the week they have a competitively priced menu of the day. The menu is extensive, with a large variety of meats, fresh fish, and elaborate appetizers. One of the most demanded elements of the restaurant during the weekends is their ¨special menu¨ or ¨weekend menu,¨ which is well known in the area and the ¨culprit¨ behind the restaurant always being packed with people. Sometime you’ll have to wait in line for a table, but this tells you the food is that good.
You can enjoy their special menu for a pretty comfortable price of 22 € (March 2012). They offer a large variety of entrees, always with seafood options. The second plate always includes a good stew and a generous meat option, but it’s their fish dishes that truly set this restaurant apart. Their ingredients are extremely fresh.
A small side dish can run between 3 to 8 Euros. You can choose between other even more elaborated second dishes, and I sweat that some of them are really worth trying.
The desert menu is very big. The food is homemade and carefully prepared. Coffee is also included in the price, as well as red/white/rose wine, water or cider. It´s possible to upgrade to more elegant drinks, like Rioja, Ruega or Txakoli wine for an additional charge.
In our umpteenth visit, we started off with an artichoke and asparagus dish with mushroom cream and a salad of fried vegetable with marinated salmon and a red fruit vinaigrette. The fried vegetables were amazing and great with the acidity of the red fruits. The artichokes were very tender and were perfect with the mushroom cream sauce.
We choose fish as the second dish, turbot for one and hake for the other. The turbot was grilled and came with a fried side and a baked potato, tender and very flavorful. The hake serving was very generous. It was stuffed with mushrooms and came with a tower of potatoes and egg plant. Succulent. Perhaps it had a bit too much seasoning, but it was delicious nonetheless.
I’ve eaten their meat before too, specifically for the ox tail. We finished things off with a flavorful pie and a coffee, plus a pudding cake with generous portions of white chocolate mousse. Just amazing!
The service is attentive and fast. I don´t know if you could ask for more from a place. Because of everything I’ve described, it´s usually packed on the weekend, especially from Spring to Fall when it´s sunny out, as it sits along the beach.
It´s worth making reservations in advance. It’s not worth trying your luck, as you could be let down if you haven’t made reservations beforehand. If you call to make reservations, be sure to ask to be seated by the big window if possible.. It´s 100% worth it, as you can enjoy the great food while taking in great views. It´s priceless.
All in all, it´s a highly recommended place, with a perfect location, good service, good prime material all cooked to perfection. It´s hard to find a fault, especially when considering the weekend menu, which I completely recommend. Head over to Kulixka when you´re in the area and tell me what you think! Enjoy!
The Santa Barbara restaurant is in the hotel Zarautz, but you don't have to stay in the hotel to eat there. It is very famous in the area and is often crowded. They serve traditional cuisine and home cooking. What stands out is the large dining room for over 200 people and it often holds weddings, baptisms, communions, business lunches and dinners. The average menu is usually about 9 euros and they have an extensive and varied menus.
Undoubtedly one of the best tapas bars in Zarautz. And if you are lucky enough to get a table, you can have lunch or dinner from the rich and varied menu. You will be surprised with a succession of traditional dishes with high quality ingredients and exceptional design. The menu price is 30 €. Don't miss it!
The restaurant-bar Txaltxa is famous for pintxos around the town of Zarautz, it has a wide range of bar snacks to nibble on. There are pintxos such as portions of pork rinds (made with the mask or deep-fried pig's snout), varied toast with omelets with asparagus, mushrooms, toast with homemade sausage and home cured chorizo or sausage. It functions more like cafeteria as you can have chocolate with churros or bar pintxos, the restaurant had a different rations menu such as a serving of cured ham for 10 euros or piglet cuchifrito (Segovia style).
This is a great place to eat in the area. They offer a fixed menu Monday to Friday for € 10, on weekends it is a bit more expensive, but of course the quality of the food reflects the price. In my humble opinion, this is one of the best places in the area, where I have dined frequently.
This restaurant is located in the heart of the town. It offers mixed dishes for 8 € which guarantee a full stomach. For example: 2 eggs + 2 burgers + fries = 8 €, red peppers, 2 eggs + lamb chops + chips = 8 €. In total, there are about 10 varieties of dishes. I will return!
The Kantina of Beraza is located on the boardwalk of Zarautz Beraza. It is a beach bar that only opens in the summer season, where you can enjoy a delicious drink prepared by the owners whilst contemplating one of the best sunsets around. Snacks are also served. On Fridays, ther are always some events like music or some surfing competitions. Definitely a must-stop for a drink while strolling along the beautiful Zarautz boardwalk.
For Basque cuisine there is no better choice than Asador Lagunak restaurant, it is known for elaborate Spanish dishes, using the best products and maintaining the traditional flavors of the Basque region. The specialties of the house are the magnificent fish and grilled meats.
Of all the beautiful places in the Basque Country one in particular stands out for its cuisine, especially in Zarautz, in the province of Guipúzcoa. It is known that you can eat well, that the meals are of great quality and that you will always enjoy it. The Salbide Tavern is a super spot to go with friends and family.
The best thing about this restaurant is its lovely terrace from where you can see the sea and enjoy romantic evenings in the summer. You can enjoy delicious grilled fish accompanied by well chosen wines. The Aiten Etxe (Zarautz - Guipúzcoa - Spain) occupies a landscaped mansion on the beach in the beautiful town of Zarautz, serving traditional Basque cuisine of the highest quality. The house specialties are various fish dishes including the Turbot, lobster salad, Aiten-Etxe Hake, the tenderloin with foie gras, scampi and, for dessert, the warm pear tart. The restaurant also caters for functions or events. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and invites you to relax in the comfortable lounges with wonderful sea views.