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El Globo

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C/ Diputacion 8, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 154 221‎
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 236
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  • 256
    Very good
  • 50
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  • 13
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  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
some of the best pintxos in Bilbao

I've been here for a drink with some friends, and to try some of their pintxos since a lot of people had advised me about this place because of their really good ones. Well, I can say that they really have a good quality and variety of pintxos, and the drinks aren't bad too, but is almost always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Massimiliano V
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Roma
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best array of Pintxos I've seen since I started living in Bilbao. The quality is great and we didn't have to wait long at all to get served. Being there over Christmas meant that it was decorated nicely and had a really great, casual atmosphere.

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Thank Asher W
Roma
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here for a drink with some friends, and to try some of their pintxos since a lot of people had advised me about this place because of their really good ones. Well, I can say that they really have a good quality and variety of pintxos, and the drinks aren't bad too, but is almost always overcrowded, so... More 

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Thank Massimiliano V
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very clean, staff professional and the food is excellent. We had some tapas and a very good wine. The price is also very good.

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Thank supernellis
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We had some nice pintxos and wine. The prices are very reasonable and staff are friendly. The quality of pintxos are very good but not the best, still it's worth visiting for the atmosphere. Try La Viña del Ensanche a few doors down for what locals recommend.

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Thank DanielKmet
Hillsboro, Oregon
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We stopped for a quick drink and tapas. Nice busy atmosphere. We sat in the outdoor seating, a but confusing at first on how to go about ordering. The tapas were good but nothing to write home about.

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Thank Lisa C
Bilbao, Spain
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Me and my friends love spend evenings there! El Globo offers a variety of pinxos to different tastes :) croquets, beers and wine are also very good! Cozy atmosphere inside and outside as well :)

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Thank Olga O
Madrid, Spain
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99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

We went for pintxos and weren't disappointed. Pintxos at the "barra" or sitting inside cost 1,80€ outside 2€. Keep an eye out for the special pintxos that are written on the board behind the counter - the waiters don't really bother promoting their dishes but are very helpful and friendly. To communicate with the waiters simply make eye contact and... More 

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Thank Margherita B
Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel
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124 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

El Globo is wonderful - both ambiance, food and service. We had ample pinchos (tapas in Spanish), all good. In particular the vegetarian pocket and the crab-mousse pinchos. White wines by teh glass (and we had more than a few) were also very nice. Service was efficient and friendly. Cleraly the locals love it, and for good reasons.

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Thank Achitofel
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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261 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Right off the main shopping area, this is a wonderful oasis for lunch. We ate here twice and both time were very good. The staff was very helpful in selecting and explaining the pintxos offered. The morcella was exceptional. Also right up there was the chiparone (fried squid) pintxo, the mushroom pintxo and the leek salad pintxo. You can belly... More 

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Thank Ryewit
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

So delicious. I still dream about a tuna steak pintxo that I ate from there. Everything was delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C/ Diputacion 8, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighborhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 944 154 221‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Bar, Delicatessen, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?