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El Globo

C/ Diputacion 8, 48008 Bilbao, Spain (Abando)
+34 944 154 221‎
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Ranked #20 of 668 restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Tapas, Bar, Wine Bar, Sandwiches
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Abando
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I picked this place out fairly randomly during my sweep of places to eat pintxos in Bilboa. This stood out for its food, helpful service and the fact that it served by favourite cerveza - Mahou.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Arrived a bit late in the evening, but they were still serving some great Pinxtos. Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Would go back again.

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Zaragoza, Spain
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I went there twice during our trip in Bilbao. Good variety of pinchos, txakoli (white wine), gazpacho, little sandwhiches, etc. everything tastes so good! They also have a terrace for outdoor seating but it's always packed with people, specially for main events in Bilbao. I'd recommend the pincho of "txangurro", "bacalao" and "morcilla", yummy!

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Oslo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visited twice during our stay i Bilbao, had very good food and good service both times. The gazpacho was excellent.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This place had the best pinchos of all the places we tried while on a recent trip to Bilbao. We also had great service, probably because we were at the bar. The prices were good too. The place can get crowded in the evenings.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The city of Bilbao is just amazing and El Globo is definetaly a place to stop by and enjoy their fabulous pintxos. The staff is really friendly and the place really nice to enjoy their basque specialties. Disfrute de los pintxos de El Globo, estan tan ricos ricos ...

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Herentals, Belgium
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Brilliant!!! Cheap!!! Quite a variety of tapas that are very nice. Friendly bar keeper (English). Lovely red wines!!!! A must in Bilbao!!!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Mum and I visited here after a visit to the Guggenheim. It was very busy as was a Saturday afternoon and we were the only English people in. For me, this is a good sign when in other cities that the locals visit there. It had a friendly atmosphere. Great wine selection and very well priced. The food was tasty,... More

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UK
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

A really friendly bar - cosy but great wine and pinchos. Just go for it and choose something you don't recognise - it's worth it! Wine and food such good value.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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229 reviews 229 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This place is on the street with "all the action." and next door to "La Vina del Ensanche" which are both great! We came here first and sat at counter and ate and ate and drank and drank .. . . .and it came out to around 55 euro!.. . . The service is attentive and the food and wine.... More

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