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“Great food, excellent service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Vina del Ensanche

La Vina del Ensanche
Ranked #7 of 1,096 Restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: With a tradition of more than 85 years, La Viña del Ensanche offers two different spaces: The Bar, traditional premise with the classic ambient of tavern, including a covered terrace. It's Degustation Menu includes the best products from our main carte. Is the best option for an informal contact with the rhythm and pulse of the town. The Taller (Workshop), an intimate ambient with a more exclusive service, with a Gastronomic Menu accompanied with a cellar of more than 150 references, all prepared live in front of the customer. Finally, the Store, a delicatessen where you can purchase gastronomic specialities and selected wine.
London, United Kingdom
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“Great food, excellent service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

We arrived on a Friday night around ten and the place was pretty full. Despite this, our waiter found us a table somehow. We had fabulous ham and salmon with white asparagus and were looked after extremely well. So good we returned on the next night - our only remaining one before returning home - and again, our waiter found us a table and we had another great meal. Can't fault it. Buzzy, great atmosphere and staff who go the extra mile to make you feel welcome.

  • Visited April 2013
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“Excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

Really good buzzy pintxo bar in the modern centre of Bilbao, very friendly and extremely popular with the locals. Tasty and great value - try the Cariñena which is a delicious sweet wine that they specialise in here, great for an aperitif.

Visited February 2013
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Barcelona, Spain
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“Excellent tapas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

Excellent pintxos, tapas and raciones. Try the eggs with foie and the presa iberica. The chocolate mousse with cheese ice cream is an outstanding treat as a dessert.

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“Outstanding¡”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

We were more than pleasently surprised to find this Gem in Bilbao. The food, specifically the 'pinxos', is superb¡ Not only is the quality oustanding, but a great deal of imagination has been placed on the conmbination of ingredients. It is a magnificent alternative for lunch or a light dinner. We would recommend La Viña without hesitation!

  • Visited September 2012
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“Excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

I was very surprised not to find this restaurant in TA, but now than never. This is an old establishment but far from being boring and old fashioned. It offers fresh and modern dishes which all can be made as half raciones i.e. shared. Food was absolutely delicious and nicely served. Service was top class even on terrace. Everything was excellent!

  • Visited July 2012
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