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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 - 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, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We ordered 6 different pintxos to share: - pate & cheese - fried calamari - seafood salad & prawn - crab puree - squid with squid ink puree (stand out one) - ham baguette Service was nice and quick. Food is good but probably not good enough for a second visit.

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Livingston, West Lothian
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Regularly visit family in Bilbao and stopped in here on the last day of a recent trip with friends. Very busy but only because the pinxtos are very tasty. Good range of choices at a reasonable price and located just of the Gran Via so very central. I had morcilla rolled in peanut and a banana, serrano and curryish sauce... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Visited on a very busy Saturday - no tables available outside, so we headed in & grabbed a barstool & made ourselves at home at the counter. Delicious pintxos(tapas), so nice to see variations on the bread & cheese theme. Worth ordering the hot specials, as the fresh tuna is sublime. Good value too - we had lots of pintxos... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is not a traditional "sit-down" restaurant although they have plenty of tables and service in the outside terrace area. This is a bar with a great selection of wines and the most fabulous fabulous pintxos! Their "Txangurro Gratinado" is simply amazing!!! It's spider crab, in a creamy sauce on toasted bread with a little grilled cheese topping - totally... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Loved it here The choices of pinchos were excellent I'm not a huge fish fan so I focused on the vegetarian and the meat options Well priced, excellent customer service from all the staff Great views of the beautiful library Good prices Well worth a visit!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Fantastic place, with a great value for money proposals. Pinchos are the best we've ever tasted. Definitely, a place to go when in Bilbao.

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Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about El Globo

Address: C/ Diputacion 8, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number: +34 944 154 221‎
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
Cuisine: Bar, Sandwiches, Tapas, Wine Bar

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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
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?