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El Globo

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C/ Diputacion 8, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 154 221‎
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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Dublin Ireland
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Another hectic pinto bar, with a speciality of spider crab pintxos which are excellent. In the height of the festivities in Bilbao, this place's best compliment was that it was jammed and it is well removed from the main centre of the attractions.

Thank justleavingfeedback
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great pintxos and wine selection. It's a popular place and always busy so get there early to bag a seat!!

Thank Laura M
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was trying to show my family all that Bilbao had to offer and wanted to give them an idea of Bilbao Pintxos before travelling to San Sebastián in the morning. Bearing in mind the week we were in Bilbao was one of he busiest we arrived to a packed El Globo... A man from the restaurant found us and... More 

Thank PandaArms
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived relatively early (for Spain) 11pm and the kitchen was closed to order raciones the only thing available were the tapas which were absolutely incredible, they ranged from sweet to salty, the highlight was the seared tuna and the croquetas made of black squid ink. One reason the kitchen may have been closed early as this week was a major... More 

Thank Allen D
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived, the place was bustling with activity, but the turnover was quick so we got a table almost immediately. Friendly, chatty atmosphere. Lots of interesting pintxos to choose from, I personally favoured the fish ones as they tend to be more delicate. The Albarino we drank was superb.

Thank Davide K
Brussels, Belgium
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118 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a friendly place with a nice terrace outside where it's hard to get a seat. Great pintxos and wines.

Thank Jaime M
Sao Paulo
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67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The place is supposed to be one of the best points for tapas in Bilbao. However it is always crowded with a very poor service. By the end the quality of their tapas is not that better from other places nearby.

Thank CSFilho
United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

I was really looking forward to going to this place based on previous trip advisor reviews. I waited patiently at the bar whilst everyone else was being served the girl acknowledged me as if to say I'll be back up, she proceeded down along the bar then came up again to the start where I was and completely blanked me... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

This was our go to place every day whilst we were in Bilbao. El Globo has it all! Amaaazing food, great drink, even better atmosphere and the staff are friendly, talkative and always make your visit an enjoyable one. Try the Jerez (if you can pronounce it properly). Until our next visit! Cheers

Thank Chris_K1200
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We literally ate our way through Bilbao on tapas and pintxos and without a doubt El Globo was the best! If you aren't aware, tapas are free and pintxos typically cost a euro or two...and they are totally worth it! The pintxos at El Globo were traditional, complex and creative. Don't miss the tuna! The servers were friendly, welcoming and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $16
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
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: +34 944 154 221‎

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