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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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8:30 am - 11:30 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, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Paul P
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Noosaville, Australia
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Noosaville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
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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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This traditional tapas bar does friendly service with excellent Pintxos at reasonable prices considering it is just off Plaza Nuevo. Eat outside in the square or as we preferred inside with lovely traditional atmosphere, bustling and fun at lunchtime.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Do not be fooled by the exterior of Cafe Bar Bilbao, like I did at first. I had read all the many good reviews and got confused. But at second glance, do not hesitate. Just GO ! Sit inside at the bar or outside on the terrace as I did. In this case, you have a beautiful view of the... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Bilbao worth a visit not just for the Guggenheim museum but for its food too. Bar, restaurant are everywhere and they offer great Pintxos selections. There is plenty of choices and if you're unable to decide try the Cafe Bilbao, you will love it! In the heart of the city, Plaza Nueva, this is one of my favorite to taste... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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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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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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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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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