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Cafe Bar Bilbao

Plaza Nueva 6, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
+34(0)944 151671 ‎
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Ranked #27 of 683 Restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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186 reviews 186 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
379 helpful votes 379 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
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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31 reviews 31 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Baghdad
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98 reviews 98 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I stopped here to have a "pintxo" more than a meal and opted for the "txopitos" with a glass of wine. They were absolutely delicious, very light and easy on the batter. Some of the other "pintxos" were really artistic, with a lot of thought gone into the presentation (i.e morcilla with a dribble of a thick balsamic sauce which... More

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Argyll
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Located in a corner of the main Plaza in the old town it is a good stop off from shopping. The tapas are of good quality and the service friendly and efficient.

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