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El Cascanueces

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 05/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 05/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$42 - US$62
International, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.5 km from Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
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Reviewed 6 April 2022 via mobile

The restaurant has no Michelin stars, but it should be based on the qualitybof the food. Undoubtley, a nice surprise. I can recommens the octopus and the tuna tataki..superb!

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 27 January 2022

We will remember this meal for some time. It had it all; great food, great service, great atmosphere. We raved about the salad dressing on the side of the fabulous pulpo dish and we were rewarded with a small sealed bag of dressing for each...of us to take with us home. We started with a delicious pisco sour, then the pulpo, scallops, risotto, and duck. Two bottles (5 of us!) the house Verdejo and we had no room for desert but they all looked great. I intend to tell everyone I know that might be visiting to eat here. Thank you for a wonderful experience.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 17 October 2021

My wife and I wanted to celebrate a special anniversary in Bilbao on our way back from San Sebastian. We could not have chosen a better place! The service was superbly attentive and the (sharing) food was exquisite.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 19 September 2021

We were travelling in Basque Country as a group of 8 friends and we had dinner at this wonderful restaurant on the last day of our trip. What a great way to end our holidays! We had a reservation and were greeted by chef Diego...who explained his conception of food sharing and all the dishes he created in such a passion and details that you want to try them all! The food arrived and you started to realize that it's Food Art with exceptional presentation and richness of details with berries, fruits, vegetables, chocolate, etc. decoration. Some dishes were classics with a modern twist, some were very original created by him. His recommendation on a number of portions for 8 people was very helpful. The team was very friendly and efficient. The atmosphere was relaxing and inviting to enjoy your food. The deserts Forest and Bonfire were exceptional in presentation and very delicious also! Chef Diego and your team, thank you for the wonderful evening in Bilbao!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 19 August 2021 via mobile

Everything was very delightful: the service was sublime, great advice on what to choose and the food was delicious. Don’t forget to choose a dessert as they are really surprising and absolutely delicious. Also great value for money.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 June 2021 via mobile

Amazing value for money! Great quality of food and service! . Wine also amazing . Located in the city centre. Will repeat for a sure .It is really worthy it!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 15 October 2020 via mobile

I came here during a 7 day holiday across the Basque Country. We ate in a lot of amazing restaurants including a couple of Michelin starred ones, but this was the highlight of the trip. The staff were excellent and the food was incredible. The...best tuna I've ever had and The Bosque dessert is out of this world. I really hope I can go back on day.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 31 July 2020

In 2018 we visited this restaurant in Bilbao. In 2020 we visit this nice city again. We booked again at cascanueces. Food is impressive (try the octopus!), staff is friendly, bill is acceptable for that quality. And forest-dessert is very special. Limited tables due to...covid ... make reservation.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 27 November 2019 via mobile

Great reataurant! Dishes to share, so you can try many different things in one meal! Great service! Good wine list and sugestions! Basically what you look for in a good restaurant!!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 22 November 2019 via mobile

We decided to go eat here on a visit to Bilbao and were happy with the restaurant in a number of ways. First of all the restaurant is not packed with lots of noisy people as in most neighbouring restaurants. The service also was impeccable...with plenty assistance and interest. The wine selection is great as well. And the food was delicious! The only real drawback is that they do not have a babychair.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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9 March 2017|
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Response from BARON27 | Reviewed this property |
Just call them. They speak English.
16 February 2017|
Response from DiegoAdHoc | Property representative |
Yes, we have english menu and our staff speaks english too
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13 February 2017|
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Response from DiegoAdHoc | Property representative |
Yes, we have gluten free bread and we adapt some of the menu dishes at the moment (no soy sauce, other garnishes,...) Thank you Diego
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Yes, El Cascanueces is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

El Cascanueces is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5