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Mugaritz - What's the reservation policy?

fitruss Nov 5, 2013 05:20 AM

The response I get seems to change every time I call them. I'm trying to get a Saturday night booking in May 2014 and have now had three different responses...

1) Reservations open on 1st November
2) Reservations open on 15th November
3) Reservations open two calendar months in advance

I'm eager to secure a reservation as we're travelling to Spain specifically for Mugaritz and already have flights, hotel and car hire booked in advance.

Also, how hard is it to secure a Saturday night booking in general?

Thanks for your help in advance! :-)

  1. s
    sunbrace Nov 5, 2013 12:42 PM

    Not sure about Saturday nights. I was just there for lunch on a Sunday and the room was not full. So I would assume that it's not that hard. Having said that, I was able to book mine months in advance unless they have changed their policy. Either way, I would still recommend you to go. It was one of the top restos I experienced while in Spain!

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    1. re: sunbrace
      sunbrace Nov 6, 2013 03:35 PM

      Just checked their website. Reservations for 2014 aren't open yet from the looks of things. I would probably try reserving around December before the Christmas holidays or the beginning of the new year. Your flight is still a months away so you should be able to get one once they open up their scheduling books.

    2. t
      Tampamike Nov 13, 2013 12:07 PM

      Hi Fitruss

      I just booked on 11/11 on line at Mugritz for early May. Received a confirmation today

      I think their web site just opened for 2014 on Monday

      Good luck

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      1. re: Tampamike
        fitruss Nov 13, 2013 03:43 PM

        Yeah, however it looks like Saturday is not available so maybe they've changed the policy so that from next year you can only book Fri / Sat night tables up to two months in advance? (Either that or they're already fully booked!!!)

        1. re: fitruss
          Tampamike Nov 13, 2013 04:23 PM

          We are going Friday for lunch so that may be how the reservation was available. I prefer afternoons for lenghty tasting menus in lieu of getting out at 11:00 PM or later at dinner.

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