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El Globo

C/ Diputacion 8, 48008 Bilbao, Spain (Abando)
+34 944 154 221‎
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Ranked #20 of 625 restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Tapas, Bar, Wine Bar, Sandwiches
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Abando
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84% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Herentals, Belgium
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Brilliant!!! Cheap!!! Quite a variety of tapas that are very nice. Friendly bar keeper (English). Lovely red wines!!!! A must in Bilbao!!!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Mum and I visited here after a visit to the Guggenheim. It was very busy as was a Saturday afternoon and we were the only English people in. For me, this is a good sign when in other cities that the locals visit there. It had a friendly atmosphere. Great wine selection and very well priced. The food was tasty,... More

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UK
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

A really friendly bar - cosy but great wine and pinchos. Just go for it and choose something you don't recognise - it's worth it! Wine and food such good value.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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199 reviews 199 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This place is on the street with "all the action." and next door to "La Vina del Ensanche" which are both great! We came here first and sat at counter and ate and ate and drank and drank .. . . .and it came out to around 55 euro!.. . . The service is attentive and the food and wine.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Great, fun atmosphere, with babies and adults, fast service, great tapas & pintxos, and a clear selection of good wines. Really enjoyed my "Gilda".

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Niceville, Florida
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214 reviews 214 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We pretty much had the same experience as the last reviewer (23 October). We went there for "lunch" although we knew the local custom was to have one pintxos/drink and move on to the next place. It was very crowded at 1215--most appeared to be business people and shoppers who were mostly standing and chatting by the counters. They were... More

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new york city
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

we had our first experience of a pintxos bar at El Globo in Bilbao. What a great place. Firstly is was packed which is always a good indication. We found a little table inside and then went up to the bar to order. The bar was covered with all types of pinxtos(tapas). We ordered drinks and then proceeded to point... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This place wasn't too far from our hotel and got decent reviews on trip advisor so we thought we'd check it out. The staff behind the bar were super nice and welcoming and we asked if we could sit outside. She gave us a quick explanation of the pintxos (inside at the bar) and then took a seat outside. Unfortunately,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Wonderful Pintxos ( tapas ) and great wines... Nice staff behind the counter, good area outside... One of the best pintxos of Bilbao

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Great selection of tapas. Good wine, very friendly staff. It was the highlight of tapas round that evening.

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