Owner and popular TV chef Karlos Arginaño was another pioneer of the nueva cocina vasca movement that transformed traditional Basque cuisine in the 1970s. He doesn't actually work in the restaurants that bear his name anymore, but they're well managed by a team of consummate professionals who keep standards high. Patxi Trula is in charge of the kitchen here and he's produced an interesting menu that offers hearty and satisfying modern versions of traditional Basque dishes. The set meal of the day is worth trying at EUR37). The wine list is excellent, the interior is tasteful, and the service is good. You'll find it in the attractive Mendilauta castle beside Zarautz beach, and there are great views through the dining room windows.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 01:00 PM to 03:30 PM, Tuesday to Saturday from 08:30 PM to 11:00 PM, Sunday from 01:00 PM to 03:30 PM
- Feature: Trendy;Dine with a View
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, amex
- Nearest Train: Bus: Z-2, Z-3