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Hurtado de Amezaga 48 | Hurtado de Amezaga 48, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 21 31 60
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Rimbombin was founded in 1931. It now forms part of history of Bilbao, and...
Rimbombin was founded in 1931. It now forms part of history of Bilbao, and is one of the essential attractions on the traditional round of fine local eateries. It holds the citys "B" badge for distinction, awardede for its high standards and its track record, and is a must for lovers of fine food. It is a hangout form writers, actors and Basque sports stars, and is located near Bilbaos main hotels and tourist attractions. Its cuisine is based on the culinary traditions of Bizkaia, and features carefully selected produce including the finest seafood and fish fron the leading quayside markets and top quality meats.
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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Last night of break away to Bilbao

Truly enjoyable evening in Rimbombin , along with family . The waiter made us all feel right at home and comfortable , his English was excellent & his knowledge of the menu was exemplarily . The choice of food (particularly fish) was excellent . I would recommend this restaurant for atmosphere... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Dunner12
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Dublin, Ireland
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London
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This looked like a nice, traditional seafood restaurant. It looked pretty exciting from outside and there were living crabs and lobsters in a tank. There was a display of seafood that looked fresh and inviting. The waiter spoke excellent English, having spent some time in the UK. He was pleasant and helpful. There was an English menu but it was... More 

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Thank NickJohnsonLondon
Leire C, Gerente at Rimbombin, responded to this review

Dear guests, we are so sorry that you didn´t enjoy our gastronomy. We will update our foreign language menus as soon as possible, though we use them as a very helpful way of understanding basque or spanish terms that can´t be translated, as "Txangurro", the spider crab you mentioned which should be delicate, not bland, and regarding the rice with... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Truly enjoyable evening in Rimbombin , along with family . The waiter made us all feel right at home and comfortable , his English was excellent & his knowledge of the menu was exemplarily . The choice of food (particularly fish) was excellent . I would recommend this restaurant for atmosphere & choice . We also thought the overall offering... More 

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2 Thank Dunner12
Rowayton, Connecticut
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

In town on business for three evenings, and our first taste of comida viscaiya was at Rimbombin. I have always admired service establishments, that, when faced with unexpected happenings, respond couteously, efficiently and professionally. This certainly was the case at Rimbombin. Our group far exceeded the size originally booked, with all the accompanying discomfort and unease. Not to worry, "enjoy... More 

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Thank oystertravels
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

When we arrived we were surprised that they had the menu in English, and the waiter also spoke very well and explained us about any doubt we had. We began choosing a wonderful Albarino wine an some oysters fresh and delicious, we were told that they received them daily from Cambados. Then we followed with crayfish in special Rimbombin secret... More 

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Thank Basajavn S
Bilbao, Spain
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Took my wife out for a seafood meal. We decided to try the Rimbonbin. One of the better seafood restaurants in Bilbao. Everything was absolutely excellent: the seafood, the wine selection and of course the service. The cost of the meal was expensive but Oh! What a meal? Probably one of the best seafood restaurants in town. Don't leave Bilbao... More 

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Thank incawarrior2014
Ireland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

On our one full day in Bilbao we tried to fit in as many different eateries as we could. Consequently by the time we got to Rimbombin we were only able to tackle one course each rather than take advantage of the very reasonably priced Menu Ondonaroa, which included all courses, wine etc. for EUR 42. We were anxious to... More 

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1 Thank JandB2012
mullingar
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had the pleasure of dining here a couple on nights ago. WOW. So if you're reading this looking for a treat just go. You'll enjoy

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Thank foodiiieeee
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I had dinner one evening last august... First I have to say the food was really good... fresh fish of first quality... The problem was that they charge you like if you are in a Michel Star restaurant... The restaurant is on a big street and the outside space is not like being in a nice garden... The glasses was... More 

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Thank claudio b
Helsinki, Finland
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant offered tasty and variable sortiment of seafood. We ordered seafood platter. First we got many kind of clams on a plate and after that a luxorious platter of different kinds of crabs, lobster and other seafood. For us finns it is difficult to eat so late that people are used in Bilbao. The earliest time to reserve a... More 

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Thank Annentrip
Dubai
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Very helpfull staff, good fresh seafood and order from the waiter's suggestions. Rarely go wrong although sometimes a bit oily.

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Thank travelingarab

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hurtado de Amezaga 48 | Hurtado de Amezaga 48, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Bilbao
  • Phone Number: +34 944 21 31 60

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 81
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Rimbombin was founded in 1931. It now forms part of history of Bilbao, and is one of the essential attractions on the traditional round of fine local eateries. It holds the citys "B" badge for distinction, awardede for its high standards and its track record, and is a must for lovers of fine food. It is a hangout form writers, actors and Basque sports stars, and is located near Bilbaos main hotels and tourist attractions. Its cuisine is based on the culinary traditions of Bizkaia, and features carefully selected produce including the finest seafood and fish fron the leading quayside markets and top quality meats.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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