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Rimbombin

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Hurtado de Amezaga 48 | Hurtado de Amezaga 48, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 21 31 60
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Tasty seafood

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2012
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Helsinki, Finland
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Rowayton, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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Bilbao, Spain
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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mullingar
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

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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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Helsinki, Finland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Dubai
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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Santa Barbara
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2008

Sea food is average and the portions are small. We left still feeling hungry and wallet a lot lighter than expected. Ambiance is just ok.

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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: Oyster Bar

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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