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El Globo

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Abando
Bar, Sandwiches, Spanish, Delicatessen, Pub, 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: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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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
Great Pixtos and people watching

We booked a table ahead of time and got there at the height of the evening rush. We got a great table outside and were able to talk and people watch right in the heart of downtown Bilbao. I would highly recommend this for Pinxtos.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
carydols
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  • Local cuisine
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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The location is great. The pintxos? Who knows. You'll only find out if you eat bread. There are menu items without bread, but kinda pricey for what you get, if you can get it. There is only one server for the outside tables. A disappointment all round.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We booked a table ahead of time and got there at the height of the evening rush. We got a great table outside and were able to talk and people watch right in the heart of downtown Bilbao. I would highly recommend this for Pinxtos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Been here for the second time and I am not disappointed. Came here with my brother and sister and we left with a smile! I don't think this is the cheapest place to get pintxos but it definitely is worth if you're visiting and looking for good tapas! I'd recommend this place

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

El Globo has a great selection of authentic freshly prepared pintxos. Wine and beer really reasonably priced. You might have some difficulty getting a table as it's always packed.

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Noosaville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Dined here with group of friends last night on the terrace. Booking was made the night before luckily as the place was teeming at 9:00pm. Staff very efficient and friendly. We ordered asparagus, squid ink croquettes, duck confit, peppers stuffed with crabmeat and a chicken curry with cous cous. We shared all the dishes and everyone was raving about the... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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, Spanish, Delicatessen, Pub, 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, Spanish, Delicatessen, Pub, 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?