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“Be Like a Local”
Review of Cafe Bar Bilbao

Cafe Bar Bilbao
Ranked #31 of 1,122 Restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
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“Be Like a Local”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

When in Bilbao, do like the natives do. Have pintxos (Basque term for tapas) with some local wine, A very nice custom in Bilbao is that one pintxos goes with one order of wine. Try it and you'll love it.

Visited October 2012
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Southampton UK
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“Great place for pintxos & drinks, including cider.”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

This place is usually very busy so be prepared to stand or hang around for seats to become available. There's a pretty good range of pintxos available and some freshly cooked dishes such as deep fried squid, but its not a full-on dining experience. Getting a table outside is best because you can take your time watching the World go by while enjoying a fino, vino, beer, or local cider (which is quite like a smooth scrumpy). We were lucky that the night we were sitting outside a really impressive firework display suddenly happened and we had an excellent view.

  • Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 476 helpful votes
“great”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

i liked this bar restaurant it was very busy the pintxos were good the staff serve very fast its in a great location nueva plaza

  • Visited August 2012
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Nice, France
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50 reviews
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“Great Location - Average food”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

The location and the atmosphere of this place are unique and worth a (short) visit.
We went there on a very crowded Saturday evening, and it was quite nice to seat inside and enjoy the movement all around.
Considering the chaos, service was fast and efficient.
Food, however, was average - tapas are just ok and not very original, there are better places for food in the same square.
I suggest maybe just to have a pincho and take a picture here, then move somewhere else to eat seriously.

  • Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great spot for lunch!”
Reviewed June 11, 2012

I went here for lunch today and loved it! The waiter picked a variety of pintxos which were delicious and then I also had the grilled flat mushrooms. They took a while to cook, but they were really good.

We also got free pens! Actually helped me remember to write this review (I fell for their secret ploy!)

  • Visited June 2012
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