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Maider

#192 of 971 Restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Abando
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Calle Colon de Larreategui, 5, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 24 89 91
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Great quality, and at a very reasonable price. Surprisingly this restaurant is very well known only for the seafood. I couldn't be happier with the meal we had, without any seafood. And at a very nice price!!! The restaurant is very quiet, because it's not the very last fashion restaurant on the city. We could say "it's a classic", managed... More 

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

It was a very wet evening in Bilbao and we ducked I. Here for a few drinks to dry off. Very friendly host , who despite only a little English help me with some basque pronunciation. Old fashioned traditional decor , good wine choices . Lots of people came and went, tapas seemed good value. Don't be put off if... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

My wife and I have eaten and dined in Maider many times in the last few years. It's very conveniently located in the Abando area in the New Town and close to the Abando Hotel itself. One of the reasons we come here so often is that it is nearly always open. It opens first thing in the morning for... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Was in Bilbao for a music conference and was looking for some monk fish (called "rape" in Spain) before I left and I walked into this place as I had walked by it during the day. Right from the start, the person who greeted me was friendly. I ordered my meal and had a great plate of fish, an appetizer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Expert preparation and presentation with attentive service and a nice wine list. Opens at 8pm, an hour earlier than most upscale restaurants in Bilbao. Turbot was wonderful and perfectly cooked.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

the decor of this little gem belies the quality of the food and service. we were attracted by the fresh fish and variety of mushrooms in the window. we ordered fresh grilled gambas, fresh sautéed mushrooms, stewed mushrooms with langoustines and delicious tiramisu for dessert. the service is attentive and menus are in Spanish, English and French. we drank the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

The food was very good, and the attendance very polite, although it was not a busy day. The atmosphere was much better than average in other restaurants in that neighbourhood. And price is not a problem, as it's very reasonable. We did not try the sea food, but we could see it alive in the main entrance.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Sea food not fresh, same for the wine. The fish was poorly cooked, nothing special, no real taste. This restaurant is worse than a breakfast chais restaurant.

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Targoviste, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

Good position of the restaurant with an interesant look (they have an aquarium with living lobster swimming in it). The owner was served us and we have to admit that was an excellent serving. Good wines and tasty food (you can ask even things out of the menu) that determined you to come back once more. I strongly recomend it.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013 via mobile

We sat in the restaurant, a bit further away from the bar. There was just one other couple around 10 pm, maybe a bit too early still. The food was excellent. The fresh lobster was one of the best I have ever had in a restaurant. A bit pricy but certainly worth it. My wife took the turbot which was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Seafood, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Colon de Larreategui, 5, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighbourhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 944 24 89 91

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?