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Bilbo Zaharra
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Santa Maria 8, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
34 944 167 616
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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All hours
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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Leiria, Portugal
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

1 Thank Angelo G
Bendigo, Australia
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197 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

A wet day in Bilbao, Found this place which had some really tasty pintxos, at very reasonable prices. It seemed to us that a lot of locals were present which is a good sign.

Thank bendigoboy
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

One of our favourite places in Bilbao's Old Town. You can help yourself to as many plntxos as you please (no need to order them!). They have a great variety (meat, fish and vegetarian). All pintxos are described in both English and Spanish. Our favourites are "croqueta de txipiron" and "falafel".

1 Thank Willgem
Dublin, Ireland
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Loved this restaurant. Tried many Pinxos in many fine bars but this beats them all. Great variety, freshly prepared and soo tasty. Highly recommend that you take the time to find this bar.

1 Thank Drindl57

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
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?