We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Iruna

colon de larreategui, Bilbao, Spain (Abando)
Improve this listing
Ranked #54 of 674 restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Abando
74 visitor photos
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Abando
Making dinner plans? Search availability and book online
Find a restaurant
Write a Review

375 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
    109
    176
    59
    17
    14
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The place was lovely. You could feel, not only see, the decades of tradition, all 111 years of it. We went for the pintxos menu - 12 for 20€. The variety offered to us was fine. But, to be honest, I was somewhat disappointed. The bread wasn't fresh. You can tell that the pintxos had been prepared hours before (which... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gottingen, Germany
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Delicious pinchos in a very nice place. You can choose from a high variety of pinchos and enjoy the nice atmosphere. It might be a bit more expensive than others but it is totally worth it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Valletta
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Meat is very very good. the small tapas are really delicious, as there is a big variety. sangria is good, too, and service is very nice

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ashland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

They have some very good pinchos here and good pincho moruno. Be sure to go upstairs to the bathroom, but instead of turning left into the bathroom, turn right to see the interior balcony overlooking the restaurant...secreto secreto! Also, the service can be a little raspy, but it is so endearing that you should not mind.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leeds
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Beautiful building with a great lunchtime menu of the day which was fantastic value and quality. Lovely to just sit and look around the room off a lovely square

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This place was recommended by a friend & became a pit stop every day we were in Bilbao. Great pintxos, mostly (one exception) efficient & charming service. A bar for drinking, another for drinking & dining & a very funky little private dining room. Food was all delicious, pintxos only. Drinks likewise. Service classic Spanish. I mean that in a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
LONDON
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We enjoyed the lamb kebabs here & the restaurant had a lovely atmosphere plus it looked like a traditonal tapas place with tiles etc.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ireland
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is an excellent place for a meal, drink, snack. I've been here many times over the years and it has not changed. You can also make it as cheap or expensive as you like, but the Day Menus are very good value. A beer during the afternoon or a knockout G&T - both went down nicely.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
dublin,ireland
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We dropped by twice for drinks and tapas. It is a beautiful building and there is a great buzz to the place.It definitely helps if you order quickly and in Spanish and if you are shy and retiring, you will be ignored for those who get their shout in first. However, it is worth the effort. They have a great... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Copenhagen, Denmark
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The hole dinner for 22 Euro: 3 starters, a main course, a dessert, coffee and a hole bottle of wine. Everything were good tasting and served quickly. The cafe/restaurant is from 1903 and worth seeing. I can recommend this place.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cafe Iruna also viewed

Bilbao, Vizcaya Province
Bilbao, Vizcaya Province
 
Bilbao, Vizcaya Province
Bilbao, Vizcaya Province
 

Been to Cafe Iruna? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cafe Iruna, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing