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Bilbo Zaharra
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Santa Maria 8, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
34 944 167 616
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great pinxtos

Lovely little bar with great pinxtos / tapas and some good music. Friendly staff, tables on the street and inside

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2015
holiday mu
Belfast Northern Ireland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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Belfast Northern Ireland
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Lovely little bar with great pinxtos / tapas and some good music. Friendly staff, tables on the street and inside

Thank holiday mu
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

One of the most unique and innovative pintxo bars in all of Euskadi. Definitely some of the most unique, if not the most unique pintxos in Bilbo. We ended up returning to Irrintzi several times during our 4 days in Bilbo. If you see the conguro (kangaroo) pintxo on the bar, grab one. Actually grab 2. Before they disappear. They... More 

Thank gringoca
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We came across this bar on our first evening in Bilbao. There was quite a crowd outside as well as inside but we were lucky to get a table. The concept (grab your own pinxtos from the bar display and pay later, based on the number you ate) is great. All dishes are very tasty looking and there is a... More 

1 Thank Mariska E
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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278 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I go there late on a Saturday and there were till plenty of pinxos to select from. Prices were more than ok. Very nice people at the bar. The pinxos I had were: Crunchy black pudding: brilliant!!!! so tasty!!!!! the crispiness was given by inflated rice. Tuna with mushrooms and black sauce: absolutely delicious. In fact I went back there... More 

Thank nikko1974UK
Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Great for a quick drink and tapas. Friendly staff and nice wine. Wifi available . Nice selection of tapas on the bar. Nice if your on the move in old Bilbao

Thank RanjitRao
Paris, France
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179 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Not impressive. Not bad. Wouldn't say my mind was shifted. Cheap, nice area....can't say I would come back. Nothing I ate sticks out to talk about.

Thank VagabondLane
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Bilbao's old town is a mix of traditional places and tourist traps. In one of the side streets you can find this bar. A bit of an alternative hang out, expect students, people working in the arts, and indeed some tourists who managed to bypass the much louder places with menus in English. It's not pretty, not really comfortable, but... More 

Thank HJteK
Tel Aviv, Israel
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Come in and grab a bunch of pintxos from the buffet (self-service), accompanied by a glass of beer or wine if you want. The pintxos are cold and looked like they've been on that buffet for some time, but tasted good. The price was good and it looks like many locals eat here.

Thank Delta-Z
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Best pintxos in Bilbao in my opinion. Imaginative menu and friendly service. Great that they have English descriptions on the back of each dish.

2 Thank Coolabah99
Dundee, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I'm very torn about this place. The food is delicious, that goes without question, but, and it is a big but, it only serves cold food. For the open sandwiches and some pintchos it is not a problem being cold. the problem is the croquettas and other food that should be served hot. They can warm it up if you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Santa Maria 8, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Bilbao>  > Bilbo Zaharra
  • Neighborhood: Bilbo Zaharra
  • Phone Number: 34 944 167 616

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget


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