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Calle de la Ribera, 22, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 79 06 95
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After our first visit we knew this would be our breakfast spot for the week. It only opens in the morning so make sure you get in there early. Great choice of food and the people working there were so welcoming and happy. We loved...More

Thank BillyOBrien08
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This market has food stalls in the lower levels and pintxos bars on the top floor. There is also a more formal restaurant on site. This is a good place to try your hand at experiencing your first pintxos. Take your plate, grab a beer...More

Thank Star315
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If we had been self catering then here is where to buy your supplies. Great for eating out and just soaking up the atmosphere as well.

Thank cornwall666
Reviewed 2 days ago

Completely modern and clean refurbished with all fresh goods you might expect in a food market. Even the pintxo-department is worth a visit and a stop to sit down, have a glass and some pintxos.

Thank Adrian B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is supposedly on off the largest covered markets in Europe. On the first floor lots of places to eat pintxos. The sellers were mostly butchers and fish mongers. The building is very nice. I would say it is worth a walkthrough. Lacks some of...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Every city has his marketplace. Ribera is the market in Bilbao ... Nice for a walk or a little snack, but not to compare with markets in other citys.

Thank stevenenhilde
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is traditional restored market with shops selling fresh produce. It also has an area with a variety of pinxto bars with a common seating area.You can stroll from one to the other and buy what you fancy. We enjoyed a jug of Sangria with...More

Thank Geraldine C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth seeing if only to rekindle your belief in the benefits of cooking from fresh. So good to see proper ingredients being bought for everyday normal use. That is the way they live. One KFC in town, that we saw, and almost invisible. This...More

Thank Callum M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Compared to this visitor's former experience, a great place for seeing a wide selection of marine food, among them fish. Interesting to see that so many parts of animals are used, too. There are cafes in the building, so no need to leave hungry.

Thank RVaardal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We also like to visit food markets in European cities for their architecture and displays of local produce. This one is situated on the river front and is a nice walk from the centre of Bilbao. However, the food was okay and the place felt...More

Thank JohnDenton
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September 5, 2016|
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Response from Kit L | Reviewed this property |
Food bars in Mercado are open on Sunday not fresh food market section.
October 13, 2015|
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Response from nikko1974UK | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The market is open Mon-Fri: 08:00-14:00 & 17:00-19:00 Sat: 8:00-14:30 But check once in Bilbao as those might be summer opening times. You want good restaurants? I could not recommend any. I just went to pintxos bars... More