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Cafe Iruna

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colon de larreategui, Bilbao, Spain
944-237-021
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 88
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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great pintxos!

Charming and authentic,a great place to have a quick stop for a glass of wine and a pintxo. Have a look at the old tiles advertising sherry wines!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
Anna M
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Galicia, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We hunted this place out after reading about it in Lonely Planet. Unfortunately they were rather rude and bounced us around with getting a table, although there were plenty, and as a result we left and went to another restaurant.

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South East England, United Kingdom
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74 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We decided to eat here as my husband had remembered eating here about 12 years ago! The interior is tiled with amazing decor- unfortunately the food was not amazing. We have spent the last month in Spain and have mostly eaten the menu del dia as it is such good value and I therefore consider myself to be a bit... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Food elegance at its height. The crowded bar has food whose intense taste matches its appetising display. The rapidly disappearing and re-appearing trays of bites keep the eye busy. Prices are excellent considering the quality.

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Galicia, Spain
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Charming and authentic,a great place to have a quick stop for a glass of wine and a pintxo. Have a look at the old tiles advertising sherry wines!

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London, United Kingdom
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220 reviews 220 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Dined here at the 22.00 seating while in Bilbao for an evening of flamenco and food. Seated promptly and while the food was average the evening was fun. Salmorejo was nice, the ham plate was tasty but the meatballs a little lacking in taste as was the dry apple turnover tart. The wine was replenished as part of the set... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We had a company dinner here for about 40 people. They had an excellent semi-private area to seat us in. Service was friendly, the food was pretty good (certainly for the scale they were cooking for). Value was excellent with the final bill for that many people consuming quite a lot of wine certainly a fair bit less than I... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Good service, good tapas. No Sangria, but good beer. Very nice interior, with different rooms to have dinner.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

The interior of this space is fabulous--tiles, paintings, waiters dressed in formal black and white; the "scene" very typically Bilbao-an (with a good mix of locals and tourists); the pintxos are fine but not special. However, the grilled before your eyes spiced lamb shish kabobs for 2.50 euros each, served with a hunk of bread, are absolutely delicious and a... More 

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Loud and busy. Appalling, abrupt and rude service. Had "Menu 1903". Food was warm only, not hot. Could not recommend. Very overrated.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great atmospheric surroundings, good food & great service in a popular venue. Great selection pintxos, wines.

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Additional Information about Cafe Iruna

Address: colon de larreategui, Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number: 944-237-021
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 am

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: colon de larreategui, Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighborhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: 944-237-021
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am

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