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Cafe Bar Bilbao

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Plaza Nueva 6, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
+34(0)944 151671 ‎
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner

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  • 34
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  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Value for the food

Ordered two tapas from the bar. The staff was friendly and the tapas did not cost much and it tasted good. Would come back here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This restaurant has nothing to do with the excellent Basque gastronomy. I was there in july this year and don´t recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great Basque atmosphere in this place. The decor is beautiful and it's a great authentic Bilbao experience.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The location is good, and that usually means that the food is bad. That was also the case for this restaurant. The service was also extremely slow. Stay away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Came here as we were wondering Casco Viejo and came up plaza nueva ....there are many options but this place was full of locals and so we ventured in...amazing tapas you won't be disappointed !

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Ordered two tapas from the bar. The staff was friendly and the tapas did not cost much and it tasted good. Would come back here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We stopped off here after walking through the old city on Monday evening. All tables in Plaza were full but we had a table inside, air conditioned and a fun place. Food was very good and an enjoyable night was had. Decor is really Basque and wait staff were very friendly. Menu had an English translation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We popped in here on our first night in Bilbao on recommendation of the Lonely Planet guide. We were impressed with the array of tapas on offer on the bar, which were constantly being refreshed. The interior of the bar is beautifully decorated with painted tiles & there's nice seating outside in the plaza.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Nothing to complain about. Very good pinxos. Lovely white wine. And friendly service. The best of Bilbao.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We loved our lunch here. The food and the service were both wonderful. We sat out on the terrace and watched the people go by. The prices were very resonable, and the portions were more than ample. This is a great spot to stop and slow down your day, if just for a beer or a cup of coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We ducked in here to escape the wind and rain, it was late afternoon. Lovely colourful traditional tiles , great atmosphere as locals came and went having a chat , coffee and enjoying their day. Our waiter was very cheerful and could understand my Spanish , but also spoke great English. Beware portion size , you get loads for your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza Nueva 6, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Bilbao
  • Phone Number: +34(0)944 151671 ‎
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?