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Rimbombin

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Seafood, Spanish, Bar, Mediterranean, Diner
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Hurtado de Amezaga 48 | Hurtado de Amezaga 48, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 21 31 60
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Vienna, Austria
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant offers serveral menus, including mineral water and one bottle of wine or cava. The menu was very tasty and the English speaking staff was very helpful. It's really a value for money meal, in case you choose a menu, at least two persons shall take it.

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Lahti
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166 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Restaurant is little bit strange place, you can not call it to be elegant. But food was good because as our dinner we had fish enough. That is good reason to go there and moreover our waiter was very helpful specially becaus we do know the local fishes and we do not lilke cod.

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Bilbao, Spain
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

We had a very enjoyable meal yesterday at RIMBOMBIN, Bilbao's most famous seafood restaurant. As ever, the service was beyond reproach; rather is was magnificent from the moment of entering the bar and then the restaurant. Going back to 1931, this elegant restaurant maintains the highest level of quality food, especiallly seafood, and service. One can enjoy seafood or fish... More 

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Leire C, Gerente at Rimbombin, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your opinion Rimbombin. It makes us feel proud of our work. It motivates us to continue giving the best of our entire team. Thanks for coming. More 

London
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This looked like a nice, traditional seafood restaurant. It looked pretty exciting from outside and there were living crabs and lobsters in a tank. There was a display of seafood that looked fresh and inviting. The waiter spoke excellent English, having spent some time in the UK. He was pleasant and helpful. There was an English menu but it was... More 

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Leire C, Gerente at Rimbombin, responded to this review

Dear guests, we are so sorry that you didn´t enjoy our gastronomy. We will update our foreign language menus as soon as possible, though we use them as a very helpful way of understanding basque or spanish terms that can´t be translated, as "Txangurro", the spider crab you mentioned which should be delicate, not bland, and regarding the rice with... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Truly enjoyable evening in Rimbombin , along with family . The waiter made us all feel right at home and comfortable , his English was excellent & his knowledge of the menu was exemplarily . The choice of food (particularly fish) was excellent . I would recommend this restaurant for atmosphere & choice . We also thought the overall offering... More 

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Rowayton, Connecticut
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

In town on business for three evenings, and our first taste of comida viscaiya was at Rimbombin. I have always admired service establishments, that, when faced with unexpected happenings, respond couteously, efficiently and professionally. This certainly was the case at Rimbombin. Our group far exceeded the size originally booked, with all the accompanying discomfort and unease. Not to worry, "enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

When we arrived we were surprised that they had the menu in English, and the waiter also spoke very well and explained us about any doubt we had. We began choosing a wonderful Albarino wine an some oysters fresh and delicious, we were told that they received them daily from Cambados. Then we followed with crayfish in special Rimbombin secret... More 

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Bilbao, Spain
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Took my wife out for a seafood meal. We decided to try the Rimbonbin. One of the better seafood restaurants in Bilbao. Everything was absolutely excellent: the seafood, the wine selection and of course the service. The cost of the meal was expensive but Oh! What a meal? Probably one of the best seafood restaurants in town. Don't leave Bilbao... More 

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Ireland
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

On our one full day in Bilbao we tried to fit in as many different eateries as we could. Consequently by the time we got to Rimbombin we were only able to tackle one course each rather than take advantage of the very reasonably priced Menu Ondonaroa, which included all courses, wine etc. for EUR 42. We were anxious to... More 

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mullingar
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had the pleasure of dining here a couple on nights ago. WOW. So if you're reading this looking for a treat just go. You'll enjoy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$28 - $55
Cuisine
Seafood, Spanish, Bar, Mediterranean, Diner
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hurtado de Amezaga 48 | Hurtado de Amezaga 48, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao
  • Phone Number: +34 944 21 31 60
Description
Rimbombin was founded in 1931. It now forms part of history of Bilbao, and is one of the essential attractions on the traditional round of fine local eateries. It holds the citys "B" badge for distinction, awardede for its high standards and its track record, and is a must for lovers of fine food. It is a hangout form writers, actors and Basque sports stars, and is located near Bilbaos main hotels and tourist attractions. Its cuisine is based on the culinary traditions of Bizkaia, and features carefully selected produce including the finest seafood and fish fron the leading quayside markets and top quality meats.

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