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Cafe Bar Bilbao

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Plaza Nueva 6, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
+34(0)944 151671 ‎
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Top quality food. The calamari was excellent. The salmon pinxtos and jamon was also very tasty. Although it was difficult to get a table it was worth the wait!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can have different kind meals off course, but in Bilbao pintxo rules !! ("pinchos" consist of small slices of bread upon which an ingredient or mixture of ingredients is placed and fastened with a toothpick, and they are delicious !!). Good pintxos, good wine, nice atmosphere (you find locals and tourists there).

Thank VascoNavarro
Ulm, Germany
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch there at this authentic bar situated right at the Plaza Nueva. The waitress was super friendly and the pintxos were excellent! It can be very crowded there but after waiting for a while you will definitely get a table. It´s worth it.

Thank Marietta69
Cahors, France
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So happy we found this place! The food was amazing, wine was cheap and the atmosphere was crazy, in a good way! We would definitely come back here!

Thank nkl25
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here early morning with my two older children It was quiet , relaxing very laid back a gentle start to the day Breakfast simple but really good Came back at night !! The whole square was buzzing ,fantastic !! The pintxos superb , felt like you were part of the gang Staff and customers really friendly

Thank Joro1234
Gatineau, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First they said we couldn't eat outside if we wanted Tapas. So we changed our minds and asked to be seated outside for the restaurant. Then they said there were no tables available at all. Both servers were very rude. This happened to us twice while in Bilbao.

Thank jcrsquires
Vienna, Austria
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156 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

An absolutely charming bar with a great pintxos selection! The waiters spoke no English, but the local guests were ready to jump in to assist us in our hapless attempts to communicate in a mix of English and Spanish. Great tapas (at reasonable price), good sangria, but most of all the atmosphere and azulejos, embroidering the walls. Hugely recommended!

Thank Oleg-Oksana
Victoria, BC, Canada
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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

After several hours in the Guggenheim, and quite a long walk along the river to the old town, the Café Bilbao was a welcome relief. We opted to sit outside in the square, rather than in the beautifully tiled interior. This, unfortunately, when the rain started, required several moves of first chairs, then the table, in which we were ably... More 

Thank Paradox98
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104 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Visited for dinner in a group of 6. We got a table upstairs as it was full on ground floor, which turned out to quite nice with not too many people nor too much noise/ smoke and good service. Some of us ordered from the menu: sirloin steak and fish and some ordered pintxos. We also ordered salad, monk fish... More 

Thank Dora F
Poole, United Kingdom
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151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We popped in for coffee and a couple of Pintxos. Inside is decorated with beautiful ceramic tiles. Excellent selection of food, friendly and efficient service too, plus we really enjoyed the quality of the coffee, which wasn't bitter. Well worth a visit.

Thank TheLoftysPoole

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Spanish, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Nueva 6, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao
  • Phone Number: +34(0)944 151671 ‎

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