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Xukela

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Bilbo Zaharra
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Calle Perro, 2, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 15 97 72
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Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Poor quality compared to other taverns. The products were not fresh enough. Most propably prepared way earlier before.

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Thank Xenios K
Montenegro
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016

We arrived here a little bit late for the time restaurants are usually full, sataf was very nice even thoug, we ordered for mushrooms and a bottle of local Cider, its was a good meal, nice atmosphere, I recomend it!

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Thank RaquelPonsati
Bethesda, Maryland
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Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We went on Monday afternoon and got several pintxos and tortilla de patatas. It was all fine but nothing really stood out. We had a glass of rioja and a glass of ribera del duerno which were both great. My suggestion: get the wine, skip the tapas.

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Thank Jennifer P
Istanbul, Turkey
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2016

I was taken here by one of e great chefs of the town. The owner is an intellectual guy with a friendly attitude. Served great wine both txakoli (pronounces chakoli) and my favorite Rioja wine from south. The unusual pintxos are there to be tasted. Try to try the rooster comb.. it was the first time for me..

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Thank AyhanSicimoglu
Bethesda, Maryland
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140 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2016

we came here to try the Rooster comb with mushroom. it was something we had not tried before. not a wow but intriguing

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Thank ashafrir
Sant Pere de Ribes, Spain
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2014

We came by this restaurant, because the owner of another restaurant (!!!) brought us with the words: These guys will watch after you! And they did. Good wine (try an Albariño wine with some fishy pintxos), nice food (although kitchen was already closing when we arrived at 22.00) and a great atmosphere. A place to go back!

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Thank Amberhid
Paris, France
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234 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Both the rioja and ribero del duero red wines by the glass we ordered were excellent, as were all the different pintxos we tried (4? 5?). Staff were friendly and attentive at the bar. The place was busy, but not obnoxiously packed. A cool vibe. It seemed a tad pricey for the neighborhood, but the quality is there. We'll probably... More 

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Thank IvanCDG
New York City, New York
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29 reviews
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

The four of us stopped by here for lunch in the middle of siesta. Most businesses around were closed and the locals were coming in for lunch, which added to the ambiance. There was no menu, but the owner invited us to pick from a variety of freshly made pintxos that lined up a counter. There must have been around... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Tucked away in one of the streets of the old quarter of Bilbao is Xukela. It's easy to pass it by but stop and take in a friendly cafe, almost all of whose walls are covered with photographs and other illustrations. They clearly tell of meals enjoyed and good company! The local Basque dry white wine (Txakoli, pronounced Chekoli) is... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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35 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

We stayed just around the corner from Xukela and we had a drink there on 3 occasions. It is nicely decorarted and the pinxtos looked great. We didn't eat here as we were always on our way for dinner. There are only around 8 tables and although they are quite close together, it was not a problem. This is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Perro, 2, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Bilbo Zaharra
  • Neighborhood: Bilbo Zaharra
  • Phone Number: +34 944 15 97 72

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?