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El Globo

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Abando
Bar, Sandwiches, Spanish, Delicatessen, Pub, Tapas, Wine Bar
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 175
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 12
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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
Quality food and nice atmosphere!

El Globo didnt disappoint me. The place was completely packed with people, as BBK Live was that exact weekend. Even then the pintxos were of good quality, especially the txangurro (crab), and the service didnt let us down either. The only thing I've noticed is that the pintxos and raciones are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Berlinetxe
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I just love this place - Small bar with pintxos - very Basque atmosphere - very friendly staff - you can easily communicate in English... and food - simple but tasty - and during the night is very crowded - that means something!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

El Globo didnt disappoint me. The place was completely packed with people, as BBK Live was that exact weekend. Even then the pintxos were of good quality, especially the txangurro (crab), and the service didnt let us down either. The only thing I've noticed is that the pintxos and raciones are slightly greasier than in most bars. The price is... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We visited El Globo while we were walking in the streets of Bilbao. It was a little bit later than lunch time so we were looking for a place that was still serving a proper meal at that time. Just to be clear, it is a bar that has a small lunch/dinner menu. So you're more likely to find some... More 

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The location is great. The pintxos? Who knows. You'll only find out if you eat bread. There are menu items without bread, but kinda pricey for what you get, if you can get it. There is only one server for the outside tables. A disappointment all round.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We booked a table ahead of time and got there at the height of the evening rush. We got a great table outside and were able to talk and people watch right in the heart of downtown Bilbao. I would highly recommend this for Pinxtos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Been here for the second time and I am not disappointed. Came here with my brother and sister and we left with a smile! I don't think this is the cheapest place to get pintxos but it definitely is worth if you're visiting and looking for good tapas! I'd recommend this place

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

El Globo has a great selection of authentic freshly prepared pintxos. Wine and beer really reasonably priced. You might have some difficulty getting a table as it's always packed.

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Noosaville, Australia
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Dined here with group of friends last night on the terrace. Booking was made the night before luckily as the place was teeming at 9:00pm. Staff very efficient and friendly. We ordered asparagus, squid ink croquettes, duck confit, peppers stuffed with crabmeat and a chicken curry with cous cous. We shared all the dishes and everyone was raving about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

This place is in the heart of Bilbao and you will immediately feel the vibrant culture. The traditional pintxos are very good and are not expensive and the staff is fast and very friendly. Recommended!!

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We came to have dinner. I used tripadvisor to find it and we got surprised...really GOOD. A big amount of different tapas, all of them with the description of ingredients. The waiters really nice. Located close to the center. A lot of people around the bar talking and drinking. Excellent and good price.

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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: Bar, Sandwiches, Spanish, Delicatessen, Pub, Tapas, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?