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Bitoque

Rodriguez Arias 32, 48011 Bilbao, Spain (Abando)
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Ranked #55 of 680 Restaurants in Bilbao
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Abando
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Abando
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  • English first
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  • Spanish first
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French Riviera
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

After stopping by last august I took notice that the Bitoque had returned to it's original formula which is preparing pintxos on premises at the moment and doing it well. The list is shorter than it used to be originally but everything is fresh and very flavorful. The place is small with little sitting space inside, there are a few... More

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French Riviera
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Reading the reviews about the Bitoque you might be getting the wrong impression. Here is the deal. This used to be the best tapas bar in town. Everything was prepared to order on the premises and the place was always full and crazy. A few months ago they decided to change their menu and make it easier to serve. No... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

I went on recommendation .. and was not disappointed. I tried 4 pintos, which I let the helpful waiter chose together with the chef. Some of the Pintos was award winning in Bilbao , some years back. Will defiantly go back when retuning to Bilbao.. go.

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Saratoga Springs
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Recommended by the hotel--Bitoque's cuisine is creative, with lovely presentation, and of the highest quality. We enjoyed all the tapas, but especially the local seafood so much that we returned the next day. If you like to eat where the locals gather, where the service is also wonderful don't miss Bitoque.

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Madrid, Spain
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

The Basque have the market cornered on the best tapas (pintxos), but Biroque takes them to a whole new level. Self-serve, pay later. Great selection. Don't assume there's always food though - kitchen's closed from 16:00 to 19:00. Went back twice on a two-day visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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170 reviews 170 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Very nice pintxos and also very well located. I also like the environment there.

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La Tour de Peilz, Switzerland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

Very creative cuisine, good and efficient service, we enjoyed Bitoque a lot. Pumkin velouté, seafood risotto , an excellent fish, fresh and ideally cooked and a savoureous cheese cake; everything was outstanding but the best is for the end : the whole meal with water and a bottle of wine for only 23 € per person. I don't understand that... More

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Sussex
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

Two restaurants, Bitoque Original and Bitoque de Albia, are being reviewed under this same heading on TripAdvisor, both under the same ownership. The one we went to was Bitoque Albia, Alameda Mazarredo nº6, which is about 15 minutes' walk from the Guggenheim, eastward along the river. It does tapas and bar upstairs and meals downstairs. The decor is over the... More

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LINCOLN UK
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

Had the great fortune to visit Bitoque De Alba and enjoyed the Menu De Dias. I am not sure you will eat better quality local food cooked with skill at this price anywhere. In a city with so much good food it makes you proud that some of the best is being produce by a British Chef.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

really good modern pintxos, we thaught we were in the Bitoque original, but ot was Bitoque Albia, but anyway, same owner, really good pintxos, langoustine with beetroot, pigs cheek, oxtail, Gildas ( skewer with olive, anchovies and green pepper). really cheap and good for the fun and quality.

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