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Cafe Bar Bilbao

Plaza Nueva 6, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
+34(0)944 151671 ‎
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Ranked #30 of 680 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
Limerick, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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180 reviews 180 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
376 helpful votes 376 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
38 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
118 helpful votes 118 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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