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Cafe Bar Bilbao

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Plaza Nueva 6, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
+34(0)944 151671 ‎
08:30 - 15:00
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Sun 08:30 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:30 - 23:30
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great pintxos, very traditional. There is a lot of people coming in and out so, the pintxos are always freshly made.

Thank Siliha Maria M
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Alongside bars like Cafe Iruna and Victor Montez, this is another must visit if you want a very traditionally decorated bar in traditional style with great food. We went back here several times for the reason of the wonderful food, but also wonderful service at the bar. I asked the waiter for a recomendation and he smiled, spread his arms... More 

Thank Paul M
Dallas, TX
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must visit if in Bilbao. Great varieties of tapas at very reasonable prices. Place gets full quickly as many locals come here too.

Thank Rickina
Leeds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Just brilliant Pinxto's. Can't add much more than others already have. Great location in corner of square.

Thank LozzyC12
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We went here because it was really crowded, and stood at the bar while we had our tapas. They were delicious, interesting and about €2 each. And the kids could run around the square while we finished our wine. Excellent stop!

Thank Persis H
Venice, Italy
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179 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Like many of this e places not prepared for bigger families or groups , but if possible the very friendly staff will arrange something ! The typical food is very good as well as the selection of local wines . The place recalls how all those places used to be, not a chichi-miccci-pseudo-modern or a fake-traditional environment . A little... More 

Thank Tom K
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

There is a good range of tasty pintxos and it is in an area of easy walk with no traffic around. Prices are not high either.

Thank itzi28
Barcelona, Spain
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147 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

One of the very few places in the Plaza Nueva where you actually can get a proper table and do not eat at the bar. A great variety of snacks, nice wines and a very central location.

Thank Travellerzy
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my friends went to spend there and eat some pintxos. They were tasty but what I like most was the simpathy of the staff

Thank Pipi P
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224 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is the first pinxtos place you will come across if you enter Plaza Nueva from the entrance nearest the metro station. As we entered the Plaza for the first time at Sunday lunchtime this place was absolutely packed and buzzing. We still managed to get 2 stools up by the bar and were immediately wowed by the pinxtos on... More 

Thank kirkgirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Mediterranean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Nueva 6, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao
  • Phone Number: +34(0)944 151671 ‎

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