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El Globo

C/ Diputacion 8, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 15 42 21
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (15 reviews)
“tapas” (38 reviews)
“turnover” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
C/ Diputacion 8, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
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1 - 10 of 214 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good pintxos, at lunchtime it is usually very full so don't expect to find a seat easily. They have decent prices and they accept lunch tickets (cheque restaurant) which is a plus in Bilbao.

Thank springbokgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff here is really friendly. We arrived at about 9pm on Saturday and it's still quite packed! The spider crab tapas is a highlight, the rest were ok.

Thank Angela Yun-Chen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tapas was just ok , the place nice , and the staff wasn't so nice, i think this place think they are the only good restaurant in Bilbao , but they are wrong!!!!!!!!!!

Thank Adnan A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Luckily visited through the bilbao festival week. Very busy but were quickly served and the food was of a good standard

Thank pocktiger64
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here several times. The service was friendly and helpful and the pintxos were excellent. It gets very busy but there's plenty of staff so hardly any waiting around. If you cant find a seat inside or out then you can stand outside with...More

Thank CLONorthWales
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Bilbao for a summer school and stopped by this place twice: with friends for dinner and during lunch solo. Both times I had 4-5 different types of pintxos and both times my taste buds were barely coping while I savored each one...More

Thank b5u
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This bar restaurant was a short walk from our hotel (Hotel Miro). When we got there, it was packed and noisy. All the tables were full and we sat at the bar but there must have been ten or fifteen people standing inside and outside....More

Thank hpk2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were taken to this bar on a Pintxos food tour (Bilbao Food Tours) and returned the next day to try out more tapas. We sat on a stool at the bar and watched what the locals ate and drank. The staff...More

Thank Jaxx56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good pinxos, try the foie gras and the bacalao pinxos. Good atmosphere and reasonably priced. Worth a stop

Thank Justin L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely one of the best pinxtos bar in Bilbao! The variety and the quality of those pinxtos are superb:) and the staff very friendly! Definitely a must if you are in Bilbao

Thank eddie_villa
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Questions & Answers
13 February 2017|
Response from Juan Manuel C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, According to their webpage, they are closed on Sundays. Also, they are closed from 1st August to 15th August. You can ask them directly at barelglobo[at] gmail
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24 April 2015|
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Response from Dominic A | Reviewed this property |
At the moment there are also tables outside on the terrace.....will be until the end of summer so more tables available. Most people turn up and wait though. Very busy Friday/Sat nights.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/ Diputacion 8, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighbourhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 944 15 42 21
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