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El Globo

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Sat, 2/23
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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El Globo is a pintxos-tapas bar,a friendly and relaxed place situated in the very center of the city,a stone's throw away from the Palacio de la Diputación and the exit of the Moyua metro stop(Diputación exit). El Globo is a lively meeting point for a mix of customers who are attracted by our warm atmosphere and ,of course,our great variety of pintxos on offer.The pintxos are our speciality and have been awarded on numerous occasions and are internationally appreciated. We also offer a menu offering salads,portions,sandwiches and casseroles,very appreciated by our customers for a quick meal. We offer our customers the possibility to order pintxos to take away for company celebrations,anniversaries,meetings...
$8 - $16
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Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great choice of pintxos, good value drinks and a great atmosphere. We had squid gratin which was delicious.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sbsutclife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fast paced Pinchos in the center of the action. Good wine prices and mixed of locals and tourists. I would go back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PhilFields
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place! It is almost mandatory to go if you stay in Bilbao. All the pintxos you will see at the bar are enjoyable so do your self a favour and try them all.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Believeandbreakfast
Reviewed December 18, 2018

A small place, a really small place, but with great finger food! The commonly known pintxos were exceptional. Like a perfect plate, a perfect few bites.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Efi_12
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

Ate here earlier this year whilst on a business trip and I had to come back here again on my current weekend break. Yet again this place doesn’t let you down. It’s a hit with the locals too who are great for conversation and recommending...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank stevegell
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Tried the special white wine. Not to my taste but i am super particular and not very expert in all things wine. The crabmeat pintxos were pretty good. There were tons of people and you eat out outside on the side of the adjacent building

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 2001NH
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

What is to say: the locals hit this place hard and often, and if you you don’t speak basque you are behind the fun. The food is exceptional. The wine selection more than good enough. They have beer too. The service even better. Maria and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jcwbesq
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this place by accident and so pleased we did. Very popular with the locals for a very good reason - excellent pintxos and great value. Staff really friendly and helpful for us non-Spanish speakers.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 849cathiew
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We reserved a table on line for 7:30, and on arrival it was difficult to see who was allocating tables. It was soon sorted and we had a delicious meal, starter, 2 mains of baby squid, tuna steak and wine. So cheap, with great service...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jin6x
Reviewed October 21, 2018

A group of us stopped there for dinner after a dance practice and truly enjoyed their tapas as well as atmosphere. Some of us had full meals which were very good but almost like fine cuisine in terms of quantity. Still a very good choice...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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February 12, 2017|
Response from Juan Manuel C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, According to their webpage, they are closed on Sundays. Also, they are closed from 1st August to 15th August. You can ask them directly at barelglobo[at] gmail
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April 23, 2015|
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Response from Dominic A | Reviewed this property |
At the moment there are also tables outside on the terrace.....will be until the end of summer so more tables available. Most people turn up and wait though. Very busy Friday/Sat nights.
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