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“Nothing special”
Review of Bar El Eme

Bar El Eme
Ranked #211 of 1,131 Restaurants in Bilbao
Price range: $13 - $19
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout
Neighborhood: Abando
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
200 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

I'm from Bilbao, and I have been many times there. Now, sometimes when I go home on holidays, I go there with my sister, that loves it. Well, they are very famous for their sandwich (and the secret sauce, that any worker that worked there can tell you), but they are living of the past glory. They are not so special, everything is incredibly expensive, and the service is disgusting. So, if you're there, just try one sandwich (because it worth it), but never return.

  • Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
79 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great sandwiches”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

Before I visited that place for the first time, my friend from Bilbao used to tell me how good they where, those simple sandwiches...
After I've tried them every time I'm in Bilbao I have to eat them...
I probably would never know their secret, but I know I will always go back...
So special and yummy

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Monica E
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Bilbao, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great if you like mayonaise”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

It is a simple bar but the secret lies in their spicy sandwiches. Definetely worth trying but you have to like mayonaise since it has a lot.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Bilbotruska
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Bilbao, Spain
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“One of the most typical places in Bilbao”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

If you want to try the most delicious and incredible sandwiches, you have to visit EL EME. You'll discover an original kind that you'd never ever have tried before. They use an special secret sauce that provides an amazing taste. One of the most typical places in Bilbao, always full of people eating TRIANGULOS there or asking them to take away. If you are walking in the area at 8 or 9 in the evening, you'll come across quite a lot of people with packages from this bar :)
You can't miss the chance to try them! totally recommended and frecuently visited by me

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Maria A
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Barcelona, Spain
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Sandwiches *****”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

The place might be not very cool or "pretty", maybe it's too small and it's always crowded, but the sandwiches they sell are just awesome! The speacial bread they have, the special sauce... they are really good! and nasty!
A famous place for locals. I try to go once every year.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank EcheverriaIbarrondo
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