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El Globo

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C/ Diputacion 8, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 15 42 21
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic range of dishes, with a good variety of wines to match the dishes. Very busy but friendly atmosphere. Able to accommodate reasonable size groups with a bit of notice ( a few hours for us, around 20 people).

Thank hairy_dairob
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

I have been to this bar on many occasions. I'm from Bilbao although I leave abroad. So every time I go home I go to this bar. The pintxos are amazing, some of the best I have had. I love the atún rojo...its heaven on a piece of pan. They have an excellent selection of Spanish wines. The prices are... More 

Thank alegriamanianera
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

We went to El Globo on our first night in Biboa and it was one of the best meals out I had in 2016. We drank chacoli and shared pintxos modernos, including the jamón squid ink (chipirón) croquetas (which blow my mind!). The service was excellent, the prices were cheap and the atmosphere was just friendly. Perfect!

1 Thank Christopher G
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Very busy bar offering great pinxtos and tapas. If you make a reservation they book a nice table outside (under a heater) and a very friendly waitress takes care of everything. Wines are good and very cheap both by glass and bottle. Try different pinxtos and enjoy a culinary trip!

1 Thank Ger E
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

I was walking past and had to enter since it stood out with hordes of people outside drinking and talking– locals. This is always a good sign. Good pinxchos especially the crab one, reasonably priced. Recommended !

1 Thank Falconcruzer
Lake Hopatcong
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

Great little place. We ordered what we saw and next thing you know all sorts of different tapas (appetizers) kept getting put out on counters. We had to keep getting up and trying the different kinds. They were all so good!

Thank sherih16
dekalb, illinois
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320 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

This is a crowded, very noisy bar that serves tapas and a short menu of other foods. The food was very good. We had made reservations online not really knowing what kind of place this was. The manager/owner? seemed a bit surprised that anyone would make reservations but had a table for us in less than five minutes. We thought... More 

Thank peter t
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Good selection of pintxos at reasonable prices (for the north of Spain). The tortilla is good and the food is authentic.

Thank Juan Manuel C
Rochester, New York
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360 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Very good food. love the pintxos. Can be very crowded. For a table outside I heard the waitress say you need to call two hours in advance and this was in late September.

Thank TheTravelPirate
Saratoga Springs, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

This is my first time in Spain and other than the gorgeous architecture and museums, I've been looking forward to the food! When I first heard of Pinxtos, I was intrigued. This place is so busy! Not tourist busy, but it looks like locals eat here. It's loud, crowded, and fast paced... but the staff is SO nice and so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $16
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/ Diputacion 8, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighborhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 944 15 42 21

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?