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Irrintzi

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Bilbo Zaharra
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Santa Maria 8, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
34 944 167 616
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Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Probably better at night.

Went on Monday afternoon. The weather was very wet, cold and windy. Not many people about. It felt cold inside with a few pinxtos on the bar. I think this would be much better at night because it all looks a little tatty and stark. The pinxtos are nice, but not too many to choose from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
MaudeHertfordshire
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Hertfordshire
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on Monday afternoon. The weather was very wet, cold and windy. Not many people about. It felt cold inside with a few pinxtos on the bar. I think this would be much better at night because it all looks a little tatty and stark. The pinxtos are nice, but not too many to choose from. (Probably the time of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bright lights and cigarette and poker machines right inside the front door give a look of “betting agency” to this place. Work your way to the bar, grab a plate, and pile on some pintxos. They go for 1.85 Euro a pop and you tell the barman what you had when you’re done. They are more creative than usual,... More 

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Thank MisterForbes
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely little pintxos place on edge of Old Town. Very informal, with nice staff and good range of pintxos - from traditional to more modern ones. Pintxos lined up on the bar - take what you want and bring the plates at the end. Ended up there a couple of times during our stay.

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Thank J F
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95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Went here for a beer and pixtos and it was really tasty.... You just grab a plate, eat the food you like then tell them at the end how many you ate... We ate 11 pixtos and two beers for 23 euros so it was really good value 😊

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Thank Pennina21
Hong Kong Region, China
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I read decent reviews, so we decided to give it a try. Looks can be deceiving. Pintoxs here seem innovative but most of them are breaded... the cardboard-like kind. One can hardly taste the freshness of the ingredients. Price is inexpensive and is also reflected in the quality, or the lack of it. Sorry to say... this bar is best... More 

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Thank Globetrotter289
London
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Again, we were amazed at the quality of food and drinks in Bilbao for the low prices. This restaurant offers a wide range of tapas (coming out fresh every 10 minutes or so from the kitchen). They are very cheap ranging from 1.60 euro to 2 euros. The drinks to go along with them are just as cheap! Friendly and... More 

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Thank ShawnLeigh
London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

We went back a few times, lot of fun, casual, good food and. Good wine. Definitely worth a visit if you come here. Seafood very good.

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Thank Laura P
Belfast Northern Ireland
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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

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Thank holiday mu
California
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 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 

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Thank gringoca
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

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 

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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: Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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