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Bar El Eme

Calle general Concha 5, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 43 42 98
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
5 days ago
“Unique and surprisingly good”
3 Aug 2017
“Good sandwiches, relaxed atmosphere”
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
Fast food, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Calle general Concha 5, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Unique to Bilbao so great to try. The core offering is two sandwiches 1) ham (think English ham rather than dry cured jamon) lettuce and sauce on white bread or 2) a tower consisting of anchovies, lettuce and bread with a smothering of sauce on...More

Thank harrymoss2017
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

El Eme is a sandwich-bar for all ages. Go inside, chose your sandwich and order. Have a glass of wine/beer or a coffe. The sauce recipy is a secret.

Thank AllanLabRay
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

It's a mandatory visit if you come to Bilbao. It's not a fancy place and I liked much more the old distribution, but I am not the owner. This is a bar where you always know what you will eat and this has been the...More

Thank Stligochu
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Sandwiches by Eme are legend... Take it or leave it but that's incontestable...Unique in Bilbao, and I would say in the rest of the world... The formula: secret homemade spicy and mayonnaise sauces and house crafted amazing crusty bred... Beside that, the 16 euro daily...More

Thank Anderrome
Reviewed 3 February 2016

We all in Bilbao have as well known this amazing place, offering tasty sandwiches since the 50´s . All is homemade, including bread, there are two kind of sandwiches, the regular one and the tower (la torre) a bit spicy. people use to order to...More

Thank Txus M
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Good (not great) sandwiches. With a whooole lot of tasty mayonnaise, a bit too much I would say. Its great for a cheap tasty meal, you can either sit down or take out (this one usually has a line a block length). Its a must...More

Thank Rosie A
Reviewed 26 February 2015

It is not strange that this place is packed at lunch time, they served good sandwiches, with a consistent and different bread that allows to put more of their good sauce.

Thank Jesús R
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I'm from Bilbao, and I have been many times there. Now, sometimes when I go home on holidays, I go there with my sister, that loves it. Well, they are very famous for their sandwich (and the secret sauce, that any worker that worked there...More

3  Thank shixinhun
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Before I visited that place for the first time, my friend from Bilbao used to tell me how good they where, those simple sandwiches... After I've tried them every time I'm in Bilbao I have to eat them... I probably would never know their secret,...More

Thank Monica E
Reviewed 3 September 2013

It is a simple bar but the secret lies in their spicy sandwiches. Definetely worth trying but you have to like mayonaise since it has a lot.

Thank Bilbotruska
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
USD 13 - USD 19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle general Concha 5, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighbourhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 944 43 42 98
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