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Irrintzi

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Bilbo Zaharra
Tapas
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Santa Maria 8, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
34 944 167 616
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Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Imaginative and well-explained

Another miserable wet evening in Bilbao, but this place kept us happy with some really imaginative pintxos, clearly labelled so that you know what you're trying - and at very reasonable prices. We'd certainly head back there next time we're in town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Another miserable wet evening in Bilbao, but this place kept us happy with some really imaginative pintxos, clearly labelled so that you know what you're trying - and at very reasonable prices. We'd certainly head back there next time we're in town.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The food here is a wide variety of pintxos which are placed on the counter from 7.00pm onwards. Although there were customers no-one seemed willing to be the first to sample the food, consequently the warm dishes started to cool down. After around 7.30 we were given plates and helped ourselves. The pintxos were good but not exceptional, all priced... More 

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Rehovot, Israel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

A rainy Friday evening in Bilbao, and this place is half empty, despite its stellar reputation. A sampling of the pinxtos on offer suggest that innovation and sophistication is achieved at the expense of quality and freshness... . Alas, not recommended based on this single experience.

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Mondragon, Spain
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A nice little find in a quieter part of the old town. Old bar with cute renovations, excellent and innovative pintxos, good wine by the glass and all at a very decent price. What's not to like?!

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Barcelona, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Very good and nice prized pintxos at the Bilbao old town. Original and innovative cooking right in the heart of Bilbao's old town.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

It's a great place to hangout and enjoy a very good pintxos. The offer is great and I liked more those based on fish than the others. The only remark is that they could look a bit more fresh, but their taste and combinatorics are what one is looking for when heading for pintxos. Don't worry, you'll be well fed... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Amazing atmosphere and hardly any place to cling on. Crowded but amazing atmosphere. Food was very inventive and delicious. Prices were very affordable.

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Valencian Country, Spain
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We entered the Irrintzi by the amount of people inside and outside, moreover we wanted to taste some of the local cuisine. The pintxos was very goodwith a lot of options and the price was nice.

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Amersfoort, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

The Pinxtos in Irrintzi are worldclass. Combinations of grilled monkfish with paella rice, burrito and crisp potato dreads, grilled scampi with avocado-pulpo salad.... Etcetera... Try them all and have a glass of cider to complete your Pinxtos-feast. We will come back, that is for sure.

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132 reviews 132 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Visited here on a Friday and Saturday evening and on both nights there was a great atmosphere and the selection of pintxos was good. A mixture of hot and cold items being served regularly from the kitchen, most of which are with a modern twist. Service was friendly and quick - just ask for a plate when you go in... 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: Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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