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Cafe Iruna

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colon de larreategui, Bilbao, Spain
Today
7:00 am - 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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  • 134
    Excellent
  • 228
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 18
    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
Most recent review
A walk into the past

I first went to Cafe Iruña with Don Sergio Diego Nistal, who happens to know all the best places to eat and drink in Bilbao and Santander. The place is spectacular as it has the decor of the 1920s so its like stepping into the past. The serve meals there but their specialty is wine and pinchos... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
incawarrior2014
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Bilbao, Spain
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Bilbao, Spain
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I first went to Cafe Iruña with Don Sergio Diego Nistal, who happens to know all the best places to eat and drink in Bilbao and Santander. The place is spectacular as it has the decor of the 1920s so its like stepping into the past. The serve meals there but their specialty is wine and pinchos (tapas). They also... More 

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Paris, France
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110 reviews 110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

It's really a pity that this peculiar place, unique symbol of the Mudejar decoration style in town, with wall polycrhrome frescos and mosaics , and blue tile azulejos counter is not responding in terms of food and service to the fame is living on. Situated in a central part of the town, in Abando district , facing the "jardines de... More 

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Bilbao, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

When you go into this bar you look at the top and you can admire a beatiful roof with marvellous paintings. However the meals are normal. You can eat marvellous pintxos (little sandwiches) in other bars close to it.

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orlando fl
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This restaurant appears in all if the tour books and reviews as great. The decoration is almohade influence and from 1902. Nice but not so clean. Maybe if we had just had pixtos we would have been happier. We dined, though, in a small dark dining room. The evening menu choices were ok but the food was not very good... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We spent a lovely hour drinking their house Rioja and nibbling some pintxos. The tiled and painted interior must surely be unique, it must be seen to be believed. Wine by the glass is both ridiculously good and ridiculously cheap, but perhaps the best thing about Cafe Iruna was the outstanding service, efficient, warm and helpful even though the bar... More 

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Indaiatuba, SP
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This café is a very beautiful place and has a nice atmosphere. However, the price is fair for the high quality of their pintxos

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Atlanta, GA
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245 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Decked out in Moorish tiles and decorations, we found this cafe to have really good food (fresh fruit salad with ham, roasted chicken in mushroom sauce, and an outstanding San Marcos cake), good service and a bustling atmosphere.

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Burgh le Marsh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The title does not signify a new form of tripadvisor rating. Three, is the number of occasions we visited this wonderful bar/restaurant on our Four day visit to Bilbao. Admittedly the Cafe Iruna was just a short walk from our hotel but the stunning period decor and internal architecture make this restaurant a must see on any visit to the... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Was here for a business dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the location. Beautiful old building from 1903 that has been lovingly kept-up, period decorations, and good food. The jamon iberico platters were delicious (though perhaps no different from other restaurants) and the pintxos morunos were succulent. The staff seemed a bit overwhelmed, but overall it was a nice experience and a... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I spent a good few hours perched at the bar here eating pintxos, drinking wine and soaking up the atmosphere. It was full of locals busy about their daily lives and we just enjoyed watching whilst sitting in the beautiful surroundings. The servers were busy so we had to be quite forward about ordering rather than waiting... More 

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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
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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