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Bilbo Zaharra
Bar, Spanish
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Santa Maria 8, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
34 944 167 616
9:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 9:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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201 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We must have gone to every pinxtos place in Bilbao in the week we were here but this is the place we came back to every evening. The tastiest pinxtos anywhere, great variety and excellent value. Staff were friendly and there was a great atmosphere in the place. In fact, on our last evening my husband wasn't feeling well and... More 

Thank kirkgirl
Hickory, North Carolina, United States
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of interesting pintxos at affordable prices. Seating inside is limited and it's noisy & crowded, but that is an indicator of good food, right? Food was attractive, delicious and fairly priced. Very casual atmosphere, most people are standing outside eating or you can watch for one of the few inside tables to be free.

Thank Renee J
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

This is the queen of all pintxos bars in Bilbao. The pintxos on display are mouthwatering delectable, the people behind the counter are polite and efficient, while swaying to the funky rhythms in the bar. They do a range of 10 gluten free pintxos, which is an absolute like if you are so inclined. We liked it so much that... More 

Thank kaniket
Leiria, Portugal
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Went for some traditional pintxos and beers. Great food, innovative pintxos, very tasty. Returned again to try some more pintxos. Nice beer and good wine, in an affordable place.

Thank Nuno R
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

A great bustling little spot to try some pintxos with local people and not just tourists. A wide and ever changing selection of small bites, we picked this place because it was one of the very few places to have options without any meat (although we had to stretch to eating fish as being veggie in Spain is near impossible).... More 

Thank JoeySusie
Cologne, Germany
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch. Pintxos were very good, you can pick by yourself. Wide variety of kinds. Wine was also good. Enjoyable music. Staff did not talk to much but was friendly. Stop by!

Thank Maik F
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

you definately have to try Irrintzy we went to most of pintxo bar in bilbao and this is grom far the best one. next time i will go directly to this place and try it all

Thank Eric B
Stockholm, Sweden
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Amazing pintxos! We were early around 7 pm and it was empty. Luckily we waited and went back. It was the best pintxos I have ever had even including San Sebastian.

Thank Frenchmrs
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

In Spain we always enjoy tapas (pinxtos in Basque) as an alternative to a conventional meal. Having had trouble finding a good tapas bar we relied on TripAdvisor reviews. Then couldn't find this one on the map! We stumbled across it between the market and the bridge where the tram crosses the river. The variety was wide, with new dishes... More 

Thank Reg H
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130 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

The labels on the cold pintxos made the choice easier. The bar lady happily explained the ones that looked appetising to us but did not understand. Good cold beer and musto available. After the best of the best in San Sebastian we did not find anything that stood out, but both quality and variety at Irintzi were definitely well above... 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
Bar, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Maria 8, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Bilbo Zaharra
  • Neighborhood: Bilbo Zaharra
  • Phone Number: 34 944 167 616

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