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Cafe Iruna

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colon de larreategui, Bilbao, Spain
944-237-021
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Today
7:00 am - 2:00 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: Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 145
    Excellent
  • 258
    Very good
  • 83
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
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
Have had better, fresher pintxos but still worth going!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
nancychan
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW 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 NEW

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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Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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Madrid, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went in for a coffee and eat something. Had some tapas and some pintxos. All were very good, traditional and yummy. It was recommended to me by a cousin and she was right they were delicious.

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Top Contributor
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37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The decor is elaborate and traditional. The staff were particularly helpful and the restaurant opened early to accommodate waiting diners. The octopus entree was great, the 2 person assorted meat dish more than two people could eat and the prices very reasonable. Definitely worth a visit.

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Camberwell, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

As newcomers to Bilbao we were delighted to discover this authentic bar which serves drinks, meals and tapas. The decor is traditional and the kebabs are delicious. Full of locals relaxing after work as well as the occasional lucky tourist, this is the place to visit in downtown Bilbao.

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HongKong
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Average food with 14 to 19 euro for the Manu of the day can't expect much Traditional decor is interesting Reasonable place to have a lunch

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Beautiful restaurant. Nice menu for bar items or full dinner. The location is good and the service impeccable. We love the waiter Alessandro. I love to watch him scurry and make sure everyone is served promptly. White table clothes, beautiful tiles and exquisite carved ceiling. Lovely atmosphere!

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Bilbao, Spain
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Beautiful setting to eat a meal but unfortunately the quality of the food was terrible. After reading good reviews of the restaurant we wanted to try it out. We were so disappointed. We ordered the menu del dia which came out in about 2 minutes. The food was clearly pre-made and then microwaved. The steak was chewy and completely over-cooked,... More 

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23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We ate lunch there twice and both times it was excellent. There is a fixed daily menu that gives you a choice of three or four starters, main courses and desserts. Water, wine and bread are also incuded in the price. The waiters are very friendly and extremely efficient. Could eat there every day!

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?