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Viejo Zortzi

$$ - $$$
European, Spanish, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Licenciado Poza, 54, 48013 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 41 92 49
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
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20:30 - 23:00
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food, good service, in a casual, yet classy setting. The smaller plates are very nice - truffled egg, marinated anchovies, smoked salmon, milhojas de bacalao. The fish of the day was fresh and well prepared. The extensive wine list has very affordable options.

1 Thank Steve_TR64
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a restaurant you must visit if you go to Bilbao. It is my opinion. Service, quality and prices are ok. The Pintxos are very good. Cooked on time.

1 Thank Adrian B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We went to Bilbao to stay a few days with friends. And one of those days our friends took us to this restaurant. We were very surprised by the delicious food they served and the kindness they exhibit.

1 Thank Matt B
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

People can find here an small restaurant. High quality and average price. Definitely a good choice among great restaurants in Bilbao.

1 Thank Angel Luis G
Vienna Region, Austria
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is crazy expensive. We got shocked. The food quality was ok if you don't like potatoes or vegetables but only little value for your money.

Thank J30SNchris
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

a wonderful place 5mins walk from bus station. I was the only non-Spaniard in there on a Monday lunchtime. Super friendly service and exquisite tapas at the bar.

1 Thank Dylski
Imperia, Italy
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Unpretentious restaurant, which serves tapas at the bar and average quality food at the table. We were not very impressed with their bacalao pil pil. Prices seemed to be above those of comparable places.

Thank Carmelo M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2016

One of the best pintxos experiences!ビルバオと近隣の町の間の移動をバスでお考えの方、少し時間を作ってサンマメスの駅から徒歩すぐのこのお店によってみて下さい。ピンチョスはメニューを見てオーダーですが、英語訳はあったと思います。ちなみに壁に貼ってあるメニューは新価格、メニューブックは旧価格です。5品頂きましたが、どれも外れがなく美味しかったです。I'd recommend this place to people who concerns to take a trip from the big bus terminal in Bilbao. It's just a couple of minutes walk from San Mames tube station. All the pintxos I tried there were in top-notch.

1 Thank ado b
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We ordered two sirloin steaks where one was rare (ordered medium). The third person ordered a cod which was really salty and uneatable. The main problem for us was the lack of sides, no salad, vegetables whatsoever! but the wine was good...

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Recently went here and got awful food poisoning. Most likely off prawns. Such a disappointment as I've spent the last three days of my holiday feeling sick and unable to eat a thing. So thanks zortzi - in addition it was really expensive for what it was. Almost E60 for basic, and of course bad, food.

Thank Stuart B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 45
European, Spanish, Mediterranean, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Licenciado Poza, 54, 48013 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighbourhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 944 41 92 49
--Daniel Garcia´s typical cuisine. You will enjoy outstanding traditional basque cuisine in Bilbao city center.If you are coming to Bilbao, going to the Viejo Zortzi is a MUST, as it is going to the Guggenheim.Wide range of wine that you can enjoy in the bar with tapas.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?