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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, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 40
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  • 7
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere, great Pintxos!

This busy little cafebar is located on a main square in the old town. When we visited it was bustling with locals eating and drinking and the selection of Pintxo looked incredible on the big central bar. My advice, jump straight in, point at a few things even though you won't have a clue what they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
Ali_Royal_2015
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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

This busy little cafebar is located on a main square in the old town. When we visited it was bustling with locals eating and drinking and the selection of Pintxo looked incredible on the big central bar. My advice, jump straight in, point at a few things even though you won't have a clue what they are, the staff are... More 

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Thank Ali_Royal_2015
San Diego, California
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244 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The Basque call them "pinchos" and the Spanish call them "tapas." They are really the way to enjoy a meal of great variety. But, after three or four, you are full. . .. washed down, of course, with a good local wine or beer. This is the way it is done in Zaragoza, Spain (where the "Turbo" area near Plaza... More 

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Thank SanDiegoGuy1
Woking, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

In a lively street with a good selection of tasty tapas and drinks. You can find a spot inside to stand or sit or stand outside in the fresh air.

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Thank James M
Delden, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Cafe bar Bilbao is situated plaza nueva. A beautiful place in the old town. The food is pinchos combined with wine or beer. You can sit outside, but locals eat pinchos at the bar inside. At Plaza nueva are a lot of pinchos bars you can try different bars at the same night.

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Thank dirk0123456
Leicester - UK
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201 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Part of the pintxos trail in Plaza Nueva (No. 6) this is a very typical local bar. The norm is to eat late in Bilbao and the small snacks let people graze through the day and either have a late meal or more snacks. This bar is lively and constantly busy as far as I could see. Recommended.

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Thank Peter_Bromley
Limoges, France
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116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

It was our first day in Bilbao and we sat at one of the outside tables to watch the world go by. A waiter appeared out of nowhere and offered to choose half a dozen pintxos for us. Fine. And by the standards of the numerous other places we have now been to they were of a good standard.

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Thank alexandramachray
Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Was in Bilbao for two nights and stumbled upon this restaurant on a Friday evening. It was still early (around 7pm) so wasn't too busy which was great to have a place to eat at the bar and eat the delicious pinxtos. We went for a walk and decided to come back and it was much busier so we drank... More 

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Thank SteffenyM
Northern Poland, Poland
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134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

very typical, but rather average place. Overcrowded, overpriced, a bit of the tourist trap. One of many, but still popular.

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Thank M_Czynski
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This restaurant has nothing to do with the excellent Basque gastronomy. I was there in july this year and don´t recommend it.

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Thank Olatz T
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great Basque atmosphere in this place. The decor is beautiful and it's a great authentic Bilbao experience.

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Thank ruth m

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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 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?