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C/ Diputacion 8, 48008 Bilbao, Spain (Abando)
+34 944 154 221‎
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Ranked #28 of 725 Restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $16
Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Tapas, Bar, Wine Bar, Sandwiches
Neighborhood: Abando
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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El Albir, Spain
1 review
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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135 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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estoril
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Must be the ultimate tapas. We were in Bilbao visiting Guggenheim on our way to San Sebastian. Next time we will go to Bilbao for El Globo and maybe go to Guggenheim. Everything was perfect staff owner atmosphere price wine and not at least food. We took a chance to come back on sunday but unfortunately it was closed.

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Limerick, Ireland
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16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

El Globo is a tiny pub with good outdoor seating that serves pinxtoes (tapas) to huge numbers of locals who mill out in the sidewalk. Good location just off the Gran Via - well worth a visit.

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Gdansk, Poland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Best place for a light dinner with a glass of wine or beer. And you can eat excellent national Pinxtos. The atmosphere is friendly and funny.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I picked this place out fairly randomly during my sweep of places to eat pintxos in Bilboa. This stood out for its food, helpful service and the fact that it served by favourite cerveza - Mahou.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Arrived a bit late in the evening, but they were still serving some great Pinxtos. Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Would go back again.

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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: Tapas, Bar, Wine Bar, Sandwiches

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