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El Globo

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C/ Diputacion 8, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 15 42 21
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank Juan Manuel C
Rochester, New York
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342 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank TheTravelPirate
Saratoga Springs, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank hamadred
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want authentic local cuisine served by attentive and charming staff look no further. Try the squid, chorizo, crab and black pudding tapas. You won't be disappointed

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Thank Harpreet D
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All pinchos look very good but I honestly haven't tried anything else but the tortilla which I've had every time I've been to El Globo. The last time I visited was in October but I've been going there after business meetings since March. I don't leave Bilbao without eating this piece of heaven. Please try the tortilla with ham, you... More 

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Thank Carolina B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small local bar where you can eat amazing pintxos (slice of bread with a lovely tapa on top). You can either be standing up, if you are lucky get a seat or just outside. The location is perfect. Highly recommend it

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Thank QTFUP
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

It is one of the best tapas/pintxos place I've ever been. Everything is very tasty, you can order some traditional or mdern type of pintxos. Waitreses are really helpful and polite. But one of the strongest sides is atmosphere - it is amazing place for having pintxos.

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Thank Kamil W
Bern, Switzerland
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Amazing fresh pintxos - innovative and traditional at the same time! Small inside area, but great location on a small square that allows eating and drinking outside to enjoy the atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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Thank ahughes3466
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We managed to bag a table outside and had a nice lunchtime drink with some delicious pintxchos. Service was nice and a great selection of food available. Our waitress was very helpful. Worth a visit.

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Thank Jonesfamily00
Zagreb, Croatia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

The best pintxos in the city! A huge offer of different types, really delicious! We highly recommend this cozy bar!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $16
Cuisine
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
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
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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?