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“Worth the wait”
Review of El Globo

El Globo
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Ranked #16 of 1,122 Restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Bar, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Abando
The Hague, The Netherlands
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Worth the wait”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

I had to wait a while to get the waitress' attention, but once I did, she provided gracious service. I put myself in her hands as far as recommendations, and she promptly served up 3 of their best pintxos (Basque tapas) - crab salad, foie, and a tuna/cheese one, I think - and the txipirones (calamari) with a sangria. It was all fantastic, and I felt quite full by the time I'd cleared my plate. The total bill came to 21 euros - well worth it for such great food!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Nakalanzi
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Hamburg, Germany
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323 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Pintxos at its best”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

You need to know that the whole region around Bilbao and San Sebatian is famous for the Pintxos, which are small finger food snacks, normally on a piece of bread, which are very tasty and it is fun to select them and try as much as you want or can. In the El Globo you find a big selection of nice Pintxos, nicely presented and excellent in taste. There is a nice selection of wine and beer at reasonable prices. We left the place full, 2 persons with drinks at around 20 Euros. The place is a classic style Pintxo bar, you will like it, the atmosphere is great.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank GWHAM
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Milan, Italy
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129 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Tasteful pinchos bar”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Small, crowded pinchos bar very close to Plaza Moyua where you can find a lot of pinchos in an informal environment frequented by locals. The waiters serve from the counter lots of creative pinchos and glasses of wine and beer in an efficient way despite of the crowd who fills this place in the evenings. There is no service at the tables for pinchos (only for raciones), but you can sit at a table and go up and down to the counter as may times as you want. Definitely worth a visit for a pre-dinner session or also to eat there looking the pedestrian "kalea" from the windows. The price of the food and beverages is very convenient, if you like light dinners.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Pablobiz
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UK
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Buzzing, fun and delicious”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Really enjoyed El Globo, great buzzy atmosphere and the pintxos were great, lots of interesting ones. Also extremely good value for a city centre, we had two drinks each and five pintxos between us and the bill was less than €14! Definitely worth a visit, there are also a couple of other good bars on the same street.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank Delphus
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Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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289 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Good place to have pintxos”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

A pretty good restaurant in the modern part of Bilbao for having pintxos (Basque tapas). Good value for money, full of locals, and excellent quality food.

  • Visited November 2012
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2 Thank teturtia
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