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Irrintzi

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Bilbo Zaharra
Spanish, Tapas
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Santa Maria 8, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
34 944 167 616
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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
A cheap and good pintxos place

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
Delta-Z
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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43 reviews
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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.

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Brisbane
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Imaginative pintxos in a small modernish (generic looking) bar in the old town. The food is the star as the decor wouldn't drag you in. Wednesday lunchtime had 14/15 plates of pintxos on the bar...all fresh and different to anything we had seen (no omelette in bread here!)... 3 wines, 2 beers, 10 pintxos...24E so great value. If you're in... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Amazing tapas, great local wine and right in the heart of the old city! This spot was perfect after a long week of cycling in Spain.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Fab pintxos gluten free available and also vegetarian options. Lovely helpful staff -really enjoyed our visit to this lovely bar.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Website paints this bar as cool de cool however although packed it really doesn't do justice to the glossy snaps of the pinxtos. Search and you may find better food but you may be surrounded by more mature folk, I checked it out for the food not the fashion. This place is not what some reviewers rave about.

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Great bar with creative and delicious pinxos. We have been here twice: Friday evening and Sunday afternoon. Both times it was packed with locals which gives a good vibe to the place. On Sunday, families with (young) children gather here. It's quite cheap: 1.70 eur per pinxos, a bottle of wine is 8 euro's.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 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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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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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, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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