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La olla

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Calle Diputacion, 12, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 16 59 65
07:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:30
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West Byfleet, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This place managed to accommodate our group of 13 at no notice. A special BIG thanks to Veruska who was helpful, pleasant and fun during our stay. We especially recommend the goats cheese salad with lashings of beer and some very good local wine. All at very good prices. If I'm passing any time soon, I'll choose here for my... More 

Thank SteveByfleet
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Good and cheap pinchos but the full menu is expensive and the steak was very poor value for money. Good place if you want Jamon or if you just want pinchos.

Thank Luke P
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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433 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We researched this place, yet found it by chance. Wanted a salad and they had monster Basque asparagus on the menu...sold. My wife had the salad with cheese, which she liked. I had a 50ml bottle of Rioja. Nice staff. The selection of pinchos on the bar looked extensive, but we were up for salad. We thought it was good... More 

2 Thank Gary S
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83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Don't make our mistake, we were here confused thinking we were in the also named 'Olla' restaurant in Bilbao. Food is quite average compared to what you can find on Bilbao.

Thank JordiMarca
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

2 glasses of local Txakoli wine and four pintxos, all tasty for E11,50. Not bad, although a little tricky getting served.

Thank RobbieJEF
Queretaro, Mexico
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

We went on our tapeo crawl at night and enjoyed their well preseneted assortment of pinxtos. This is more of a traditional place in Bilbao but definitely worth a visit.

Thank GerenciaGrupoJosecho
Chicago, Illinois
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1,119 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

We ate lunch outside. I had the octopus - which was ok but not great. My husband had the cod which was very fishy smelling. Our bread (complementary) and bottle of local wine was quite good.

Thank Diane K
Trbovlje, Slovenia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Pinchos. As everyvere in Bilbao. Is it possible to rate / judge? Nevertheless, interesti and tasty combinations, try and you will not be disaponted.

Thank UFlere
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167 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Relatively small tavern with a large bar and limited seating. The place is crowded between 20:30 and 23:15. The tapas are not very cheap but they are absolutely delicious. I can recommend the "jamón ibérico", the asparagus, the small sandwiches and the manchego cheese. Service is fast and personnel is friendly.

Thank Roel J
Leeds, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

A really nice classy bar with very good pintxos that are slightly different to most of the pintxos in other bars in town. Really enjoyed it here, the atmosphere, decor but most of all the food and txacoli!

Thank Gail A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 21
Spanish, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Diputacion, 12, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighbourhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 944 16 59 65

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?