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Irrintzi

Santa Maria 8, 48005 Bilbao, Spain (Bilbo Zaharra)
34 944 167 616
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Ranked #22 of 667 restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Tapas
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Bilbo Zaharra
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87% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We did a couple of tapas tours in Bilbao and this one came out on top: imaginative and very tasty tapas. Loved the decor too!

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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

A modern place in the old town of Bilbao that serves gorgeous tapas with an almost oriental and contemporary style. Shredded duck with crushed peanut springs to mind. The waiter told us to help ourselves and tell him when we were finished eating how many tapas we had, then pay him. I love honesty!! Very popular with young and old.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Very friendly and bustling pintxo bar, with a fun young vibe. Good choices of pintxos with a modern twist. Definitely worth a visit. Good value for money.

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Manilva, Spain
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51 reviews 51 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I liked my pinchos here - they were creative and with asian flair. Though the prawn salad might have been a bit fresher, all in all, we enjoyed a good lunch here.

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Turin, Italy
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214 reviews 214 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The place is quite pretentious but the tapas are not so tasty and vigorously fusion, with asian tastes and tortillas (the corn one from mexico) ans stuff like that. I was there in a very dead moment so maybe that's an excuse too but the nextdoor santamaria was packed like hell.

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Braga
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

It desrves the visit. If you want to eat pinchos or tapas you are in the right place. There are even grilled in the hour tapas. The place is very beautiful

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Hertfordshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

Had high expectations given the reviews here but was underwhelmed. Tapas were reasonably good but no better than that and there are certainly better such bars in Bilbae and elsewhere. Service was good though. Pleasant girl. Cold beer. Cheap. Don't get the fuss but I would go back as part of a pub crawl, not as my destination. Try Santa... More

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Timisoara, Romania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Also great prices and atmosphere,and nice drinks,but the pintxos are whatmakes this place special. The only problem is that the toilets were a bit dirty.

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Once we arrived and realized why it has such a good ranking in Tripadvisor! We have a few pintxo bars on our crawling list and this one is definitely our highlight. They have lots of modern and interesting pintxo to choose from, the food look fresh and well presented, also their food has a bit of Japanese influence too. When... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Relatively cheap pintxos were absolutely beautiful, but unfortunately only about half of them tasted very good. Service was ok, but the atmosphere not too cozy. Sangria was bit overprized as well, but the overall experience was good.

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