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“What is there for you to not like?” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Iruna

Cafe Iruna
colon de larreategui, Bilbao, Spain (Abando)
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Ranked #75 of 775 Restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Neighborhood: Abando
Huddersfield
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165 restaurant reviews
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“What is there for you to not like?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Buzzing and attentive, staff get the job done but not without a bit of humour! Lunchtime meals were highly recommended by a local family as we snarflled our second portions of morunos (the kebabs). The excellent displays within the spacious decorated tiled rooms invite you to keep going; especially when lubricated by Rioja- excellent.
Please try the café Jardines on the opposite corner of the square BUTtry to be sympathetic to non drinkers; café con leche can be meal in themselves, whilst a bottle of tonic per venue can lead to waterlogging-just a Pintxos health warning.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A lovely cafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Great place for pintxos and/or a drink, whatever the time of day. Staff are businesslike and efficient, but not rude. As authentic as it gets and very popular with the locals, which speaks volumes. We liked the atmosphere and would highly recommend it for all the above reasons.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Tapas were lovely, nicely decorated in authentic Spanish style. Quick service and cheap.

The wine was the same price as a coke... Def go again!,

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cumbria UK
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“Very authentic experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This is a buzzing little bar with a very authentic feel, its walls are covered in traditional tiles and its quite picture postcard. We went on a saturday early evening and it was jam packed with locals - there was a great atmosphere and my husband highly recommends the kebabs they were cooking in the corner.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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BIlbao
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Nice decor Rude Staff”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Cafe Iruna looks great, and is worth a visit to view the century old decor. Unfortunately the staff are very unfriendly. The cutlery and glasses are often obviously dirty, and the staff don't seem to care, which is a shame. A lovely cafe ruined by couldn't care less service and indifferent food, with the exception of the fresh pinchos (kebabs) cooked in the bar, which are quite acceptable.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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