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“Great restaurant in small Basque town”

Meson Arropain Restaurante
Ranked #1 of 37 Restaurants in Lekeitio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$47 - US$93
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Basque traditional cuisine with fish and seafood
Reviewed 28 June 2018

we booked (by email) this restaurant having read reviews on this site when staying in this small Basque town recently. A mere 5 minutes walk from our Hotel Zubieta. Very happy that we did. On a Saturday night early June there were about 5 tables occupied in this small and cozy restaurant. The owner was very visible and came to speak with occupants of each table during the evening. We ordered a full turbot which was filleted at our table and was simply delicious. Our starters included an Asian dish (Momos) as the chef hails from that part of the world - both were delicious at 12e each. A bottle of very nice Verdejio wine from Rueda, sparkling water and 1 coffee came to 112e. Service charge of 10% was additional (and added on).

Although expensive for this part of the word we felt it was great value and a lovely evening was spent eating and chatting to a charming couple from New Zealand at the next table. Highly recommended. Do check though about opening hours as this is not a 'touristy' location they open mainly at the weekends outside of high season.

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Thank Ritabix
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

I have been back to see Javier and Sonam a number of times since my first review and have become even more of a fan.

I am so sure of the quality experience I can expect that I arranged a dinner party for my cousin's Birthday last June.

Together we sampled many of the dishes on offer that night.

I am sure anyone who wants a great evening would be happy if they give them a try.

I will be back again in 2019 when I once again visit Northern Spain.
Thank you Javier and Sonam for the great night and great memories!

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1  Thank Mlariz
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Hotel Zubueta on our way to Bilboa from Hondarribia and we're lucky enough to get a table at Meson Arropain!

The setting is nice, just on the edge of town and a short walk from our hotel.

Javier was an excellent host, very patient with many good suggestions.

The wine he suggested a blanco Ribiero was outstanding and one of the best we have tasted in out journey around Spain.

Javier suggested two salads, a simple tomato, red onion and olive oil and another which featured egg plant, sliced red peppers with olive oil and generous raw garlic. Very tasty both dishes!

For mains we had the grilled prawns which were simply grilled and a grilled sole finished with olive oil and line to squeeze. The prawns were excellent and the sole just a tad better.

We feel very fortunate to experience this find restaurant and excellent condition cuisine.

When in Lekeitio a definite must!

Much Gracias Javier!!

1  Thank Robert D
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

The restaurant is situated a bit outside of the center of Lekeitio, but well within walking-distance. The service of Javier in the restaurant was warm and welcoming. The language barriere one might find some places in the region is not a problem at all here as Javier speaks perfect english. The food and wine was excellent and this was one of the best meals we had on the whole 10day trip through the Basque Country.

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Thank jocborgen
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We shared a perfectly cooked turbot. Javier was very friendly and welcoming. We liked the room and thelow key jazz music being played. Definitely The best meal we had on a 2 week holiday in Spain and Northern Portugal.

Thank Donna S
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