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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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Today
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
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 135
    Excellent
  • 147
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
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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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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1,293 reviews 1,293 reviews
766 restaurant reviews
466 helpful votes 466 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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255 reviews 255 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant 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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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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?