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Casa Rufo

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Abando
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Calle Hurtado de Amezaga, 5, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 43 21 72
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Today
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
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Savona, Italy
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334 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Honestly , considering the fame , we would have expected a more curated food. A satisfactory dishes list with some interesting appetizers but , end of story , the place is a steak kingdom with french fries and good wine. Friendly staff but prices little bit high for food quality.

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Madrid, Spain
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We'd devoured so many pintxos while in Bilbao, we fancied some properly hearty food. And we found it in Casa Rufo. We happened upon the delicatessen/butcher by day and restaurant by night and shared just over a kilo of chuleton which was cooked to perfection. So succulent and fresh. You're seated in what appears to be a wine cellar, the... More 

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Thank paulinemt
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We read online that this is the place to go for foodies and it was. We went for lunch and had a great meal. We went for a selection of starters rather than a plate of meat but worth it and highly suggested.

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Thank Emily M
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Steak comes out on a hot plate so you can cook to your liking, the flavour is amazing! It's a lovely setting for a meal too.

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Thank AmandaBrown1987
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was taken here by local guys for a taste of real Basque cooking. The food was excellent and a nice ambience. They order the TBone steak which was cooked over coals in the back. Truly fantastic.

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Thank bax52
Oxford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

You will have read that Casa Rufu is a food shop during the day and a restaurant at night. The rooms at the back, which look quite domestic, transform into small dining areas. The menu is simple. We started with a shared plate of home smoked salmon served, unusually, in a thick slice cut into cubes - delicious. However the... More 

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Thank lindsay_wilcox
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Had a wonderful meal here. The aged steak was amazing...had notes of eating blue cheese and mushrooms. The braised oxtail was also amazing...one of the best I've ever had. The kitchen also accommodating and was able to cook an off menu item (tortilla) for our 1 year old.

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Thank Van P
Sweden
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135 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Very special restaurant,located in the back of a store. It feels like you are dining in someones home. The txuleta was a dream ,good vine. The service is typical basque . A nice experience, Will be back.

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Thank Jonas F
Colchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous meal again. Great restaurant. Food is delicious and the wine list extensive. The restaurant is incorporated into a delicatessen shop. Great atmosphere and very attentive staff. Slightly top end on price but well worth it.

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Thank Chris H
Athens, Greece
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282 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We had the typical meat plates like most of the people in this restaurant. Good quality and nice chips.. Well priced wines, but average deserts.an overall pleasant experience..

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Thursday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Friday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Saturday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Hurtado de Amezaga, 5, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighbourhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 944 43 21 72

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