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Zarate Restaurant

Perseverance; is the attitude of being firm in reaching a objetivo.Fidelidad; What is it that moves their will to remain faithful? Is the decision to create your life at every moment under the project established in the act of promise to himself. Love and passion for his profession, requirements when choosing the product, gently in his hands when he is … think, create and display.

This is what makes Sergio Ortiz de Zarate, Zarate Restaurant chef de Bilbao, since very young decided that I wanted to pursue was the kitchen.

Esto es lo que hace SERGIO ORTIZ DE ZARATE, chef del Restaurante Zarate de Bilbao, desde que muy joven decidiera que a lo que quería dedicarse era la cocina.

It started in Leioa Catering School and toured different restaurants for years, learning, studying, knowing the raw material. Until your love of the sea will take you to Lekeitio. There, he began to implement his dream restaurant. He worked with the best seafood, brought to port. In 2007, he was winner of Nationwide Giraldo Cod, with his plate: “Cod with clams in soup barnacles”.

Betting on contemporary cuisine, one of the keys to its success lies in the way of treating fish, completely innovative. Lover quality product, in search of new sensations, aromas …

Within the project, it is important the team, in which Sergio place their trust and which requires almost as much as himself.

Gastronomic Menu

Gelee with clam broth and ginger

prawns cooked at low temperature in salad sea

seafood Sticky rice

on truffled mashed potatoes and mushrooms, crispy ham and olive oil Egg

(wild) fish of the day depending on marketn OR Iberian roast lightly marinated with shallots and orange prey

100% chocolate


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