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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, Late Night

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  • 86
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 32
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  • 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
Tasty, tasty food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Marco M
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Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
198 reviews 198 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
379 helpful votes 379 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

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
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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