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“A gem. Fantastic pinxos”
Review of Cafe Bar Bilbao

Cafe Bar Bilbao
Ranked #31 of 1,122 Restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
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91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A gem. Fantastic pinxos”
Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

We heard about this cafe from a Lets go book so thought we would check it out. We went on a Saturday night and the place was bustling. The pinxos were fresh and fantastic. The staff kindly tolerated our poor Spanish. We went back to this cafe again a week later. It really is a must go to in the Plaza Nueva.

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liverpool
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“Accepted our prize vouchers”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Lovely tasty Tapas (Pintxos) Great location, pity it was raining!!
Lovely tiled interior. Friendly staff

Visited September 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“The best Pinxos you'll ever try!”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

This cute little bar situated in the Plaza Nueva might not look like much but it has some of the tastiest pinxos on offer! Amazing flavours and loads of choices, the beer and wine is also great too. Lovely atmosphere and a great way of sampling life in Bilbao as the locals do it. A must if you're visiting the city.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Nicer atmosphere than food”
Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Great location on the Plaza Nueva/Barria in the heart of Bilbao. Tapas were fine but not out of this world. No meat at all, only fish (but jamon serrano yes). Staff is kinda weird not very friendly.

  • Visited July 2013
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Durham, United Kingdom
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“A busy cafe/bar but disappointing food”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

This bar in the Plaza Nueva is decorated in a traditional manner and certainly seems to be a popular destination for both locals and tourists. We opted for the menu rather than the extensive range on pintxos and this might have been ill-advised. The food was a bit one dimensional and gave the impression that it suffered in the rush to serve as many people as possible. Portions were large but in a city characterised by some superb eating places this was second division stuff

  • Visited June 2013
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