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Bistro Guggenheim Bilbao

Avda. Abandoibarra, 2, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
+34 94 423 93 33
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Ranked #33 of 687 Restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $41
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
bangkok
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159 reviews 159 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The waiter shouted from two tables away - what do you want. Do I need say more. This was just an added disappointment in addition to the poor displays at the museum.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a bite to eat in the cafe and sat outside. The servers were pleasant and spoke English. The food was gorgeous. I was very eager for a cup of English tea and it did not disappoint. Definitely worth the money.

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Leipzig, Germany
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We had breakfast twice in the very informal café, which was downright cheap, with good freshly squeezed orange juice, good coffee and a home-made pastry for 5 EUR. On the strength of that we booked a table for dinner in the only slightly more formal bistro, and were happy with our choices from the short menu, described by many other... More

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Thailand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We arrived just about closing time but the restaurant was still full of customers eating dinner. We were coming from a coastal location about 45 minutes away and the bad weather and lack of parking delayed our arrival. We were soaking wet and decided to take refuge at the Bristol anyway and just had drinks. We spoke with a young... More

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Boston
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Food was perhaps better than your average museum cafe but otherwise nothing special. They offered a kids' meal, which was a nice idea, but pretty terrible in execution: ham croquettes (that were 95% cheese, 5% ham, deep fried in breading), chicken (again fried; 90% breading, 10% chicken), and french fries -- way too greasy and heavy. Adult starters and entrees... More

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you can't get a reservation or a table at the bistro (likely, since it's pretty famous by now), the bar, what they call the open terrace outside, is fairly decent. It's definitely a cut above your regular museum cafe. We tried the pintxos, and you get three and a drink (wine or beer) for €10. I opted for a... More

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Miami, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What can I say? Absolutely on the best meals ever. My two girlfriends and I all had the same thing: 1/2 roasted lobster served with leeks, thinly sliced turnips, a smattering of fresh snapped green beans with a basil ragu with gigner cream sauce. I just could not get over the price. We did the express lunch which was 18E... More

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The place opens at 8pm and we booked due to tripadvisor recommendation. We visited on a Thursday and started getting busy about 9 onwards. So if you get in early possibility of a seat. We had the set menu with wine and water included. It was excellent and we were not disappointed. The squid was amazing and so well cooked.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Service was a bit rude with a bit of huffing because we wanted to pay separately. Food was average if a little bit 'wanna-be posh'. There are lots of nice places to eat in Bilbao, this is not worth the visit.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We relied on reviews and I am glad that we did. We had an excellent dinner in beautiful surroundings . I recommend it.

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