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El Globo

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Abando
Bar, Sandwiches, Tapas, Wine Bar
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C/ Diputacion 8, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 154 221‎
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 145
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So glad to find this place

Hadn't been to Spain for a few years and had forgotten how vegetarians find slim pickings. I walked around Bilbao for a while, hoping to find somewhere with veggie food, even a chain restaurant or fast food place as I was pretty hungry after travelling from Mundaka that day. Was so happy when I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
jules7706
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Ireland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Ireland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Hadn't been to Spain for a few years and had forgotten how vegetarians find slim pickings. I walked around Bilbao for a while, hoping to find somewhere with veggie food, even a chain restaurant or fast food place as I was pretty hungry after travelling from Mundaka that day. Was so happy when I came across El Globo and a... More 

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Milan, Italy
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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Bilbao worth a visit not just for the Guggenheim museum but for its food too. Bar, restaurant are everywhere and they offer great Pintxos selections. It's hard to pick up one on top of the others but I'm sure El Globo will satisfy your expectation: try and you will fall in love with it! Right in front of the beautiful... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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161 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We walked past this place at lunch time and it was rammed inside and out so we joined in . It is run by a very hands on male owner who is very friendly and helpful and speaks perfect English . The food is typical pinxtos and tapas except they have their specialities which are topped with a creamy sauce... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The food here was pretty good, but the waitresses working there have a snobbish attitude which ruins the vibe. I overheard 2 waitresses mimicking mine and my husband's accents. Also I was sitting next to the door and another waiter latched the door open and pinned me behind it without saying excuse me or sorry. And he just stood in... More 

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Bilbao, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Apart from the fantastic pintxos, the owners Luis and Monica are always on hand to help make choices with the menu.....the fact that they speak English helps. Great atmosphere, friendly people, perfect place to start or end an evening out in Bilbao.

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El Albir, Spain
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We go regular to the El GLOBO and find it superb, good food, good service and good value for money, and very nice surroundings. We would recommend this place to anyone we love it.

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Istanbul
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I got this adress from tripadvisor. Great place for light dinner and wine. Staff is very very friendly. Atmosphere is very nice. They have more than 15 different kind of pintxos. Must see in Bilbao..!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Had really good tapas especially the one with squid ink. Ordered some fried croquettes with squid. It turned out to be squid ink filling. It was great but it was just too much squid ink for one day. Overall very good food and would definitely recommend.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

A classical pinchos bar with a wide variety of tasty pinchos on the bar . Though it was late afternoon , it was full of guests waiting on the line. Thats a very good lunch option before or after your visit to Guggenheim Museum.

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I got this adress from tripadvisor and we were not disappointed at all! They had more than ten different pintxos/tapas on the bar where you can order by just pointing out with your fingers. The pintxos wear very yummy and creative so we returned the same day in order to try all of them!! One pintxos/tapas costs only 1.8 euros... More 

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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, Tapas, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?