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Cafe Bar Bilbao

Plaza Nueva 6, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
+34(0)944 151671 ‎
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Ranked #33 of 724 Restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Friendly service in one of Bilbao's oldest tapas bars was inviting! Try the light Spanish omelette: light tendr potatoes, gently cooked egg, topped with wild mushrooms; a shot glass of crab mayo, a fresh tomato base and avo topping! Wish we could have lingered to try more!

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Staten Island, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Fun place in the plaza to relax and enjoy the food and wine. Wait staff was very helpful - our first attempt at ordering pintxos. We opted to go inside and select from the many choices. Pleasantly surprised at more than reasonable bill for wine, food and coffee.

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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I was telling a friend that ive heard about this place. An then we accidently found it and went in. We got the best pinchos so far with a fair price.

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Limerick, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

What a buzz here. Locals mingling with tourists. Staff are just amazing. Superb service. Pinchos so tasty. Let the waiter decide & they were so tasty. And a great Rioja. A must to visit if you are in Bilbao

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Top Contributor
195 reviews 195 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
375 helpful votes 375 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great location on the corner of a historic square. Sat inside - lots of locals here. Great tapas, friendly service, easy getting by in English, lovely local wine for a shade over EUR 2 per glass. Recommended.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

A good one, amongst others. I liked the portuguese-stile tiles on the walls. Hard to tell if it is better than the rest, but who cares if it's good. Closed on sundays (?)

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Chester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Excellent pintxos, (try the foie gras/goats cheese/onion/apple jam combo),excellent Verdejo wine at 1.60 euros/glass, the best calamares (not battered, just dusted with flour & fried), slick staff who really know their job, great buzzy vibe, fabulous interior,just go there...

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Norway
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

This bar is worth a visit if you are going to Bilbao. The pinxtos and atmosphere in this old bar is great. Try the Bacalao and a glass of Txakoli (Cha-koo-lee), and you won't regret.

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Modena, Italy
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A place where tourists mix with locals. Very relaxed atmosphere to enjoy original pintxos in the scenic area of “plaza nueva”. Try to grab an outdoor table at the square, let the waiter choose a set of pintxos for you, select your favorite drink and simply relax and enjoy life.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Buzzing historic pintxos bar, beautiful crianza and fabulous food. One of the best bars in Bilbao (of which they are many!)

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Additional Information about Cafe Bar Bilbao

Address: Plaza Nueva 6, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number: +34(0)944 151671 ‎
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Bilbao
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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