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Cafe Bar Bilbao

Plaza Nueva 6, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
+34(0)944 151671 ‎
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Ranked #18 of 663 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
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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130 reviews 130 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The place was hopping both inside and out with people having lively conversation both standing and sitting, eating and drinking. We were with a small group of associates and were served outside with great local wines. Tapas bar at its best with five delicious pinxtos. I wrote down three of my favorites on a napkin. Parma ham rolled up with... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Atmospheric location and friendly staff in a beautiful plaza. Very tasty pinxtoes (Basque tapas) and excellent draft beer. This is a very traditional looking bar where we sat but there is also terrace service.

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Laguna Hills, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We were a little apprehensive as our journeys to France and Spain had been hit or miss on finding English speaker servers and its always a great feeling to find someone behind the counter who is friendly and who speaks English. The bar looks old and authentic and we were quickly waited on and served. The food selection was good... More

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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This bar was recommended and after doing some research into best PIntxos bars in Bilbao we put it on our list to try. We were not disappointed. A must try in my opinion. Lovely smooth Rioja was also cheap as chips! Will go again for sure!

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We heard about this cafe from a Lets go book so thought we would check it out. We went on a Saturday night and the place was bustling. The pinxos were fresh and fantastic. The staff kindly tolerated our poor Spanish. We went back to this cafe again a week later. It really is a must go to in the... More

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liverpool
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Lovely tasty Tapas (Pintxos) Great location, pity it was raining!! Lovely tiled interior. Friendly staff

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This cute little bar situated in the Plaza Nueva might not look like much but it has some of the tastiest pinxos on offer! Amazing flavours and loads of choices, the beer and wine is also great too. Lovely atmosphere and a great way of sampling life in Bilbao as the locals do it. A must if you're visiting the... More

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