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Bar Restaurante Saibigain

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$$ - $$$
Bilbo Zaharra
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Barrencalle Barrena n0 16 | Calle Torre, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 15 01 23
10:30 - 17:00
19:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 10:30 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 00:00
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The food and wine were very good. Local produce and superb fish. The service was good despite the language barrier ion both sides. Traditional decor and very good value.

Thank Alan D
Guildford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Mon-Fri Menu del dia musts. Full of locals enjoying wholesome fresh traditional food & wine. Prompt service with a smile and authentic surroundings upstairs & down. Closed Mon's in Jan. Excellent value but you may have to book a day ahead.

Thank Da-ndy1989
Grandvaux, Switzerland
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Nice place, quite authentic with friendly server behind the bar. Highly recommend the pimientos with veal and mushrooms!!! Very good! As well as those stuffed with cod. White local wine was above expectations and nice to finish with local digestif!!!

Thank CathGrandvaux
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Up till our visit to Saibigain, we had not had much luck finding somewhere nice to eat. After being ignored for 10 minutes in one venue and then discovering that another had EXACTLY the same menu as the woeful Gorbea we finally came across this gem. A set menu with generous portions of croquetas, twelve succulent and tasty king prawns... More 

1 Thank Curry-obsessed
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Great friendly service, with waiters who seemed genuinely pleased to see you there. In the company of curing pork legs hung up on the wall, the set menu offers excellent value for money. The squid ink was sublime. Would definitely recommend.

Thank jonstug
Bilbao, Spain
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

We were a party and enjoyed the 14 Euro "Menu del Día" (house menu), including wine. There were six choices for the first dish and 12 for the main course. I have often eaten here and can sincerely recommend the excellent food. There is also a splendid à la carte list. Beware, the restaurant is upstairs and is normally full... More 

Thank 491Keith
Split, Croatia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

Excellent pintxos, good prices, very good interior and service. I was there 3 times and it was always very crowded. I think this is real domestical bar with very good qualities for domestical people and those who feel like that.

Thank RobiKa2014
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484 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

This is a very friendly and welcoming place, which was my experience with all encountered in this city but with pretty average food at best to be honest. Food was hit and miss, such as the microwaved Spanish omelette which was cold and warm in equal measure.

Thank Nimitta
Berlin, Germany
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

This bar was one of the most authentic that we visited during our Basque Country tour. No tourists besides ourselves, but a lot of domestic and local people. The Iberico Bellotta ham is second to none. 17 EUR the plate, but from a heavenly quality. The pintxos maybe not as creative as elsewhere, but as I said authentic without too... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

They have a number of 'Menu's' at this restaurant, I went for the 12€ one which is incredible value with three courses and a bottle of wine per person (if you want that much). I can only imagine the more expensive ones must be even better. The food was local, which I love being part Basque, great quality and HUGE... More 

1 Thank RobLugg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
19:00 - 00:00
10:30 - 17:00
19:00 - 00:00
10:30 - 17:00
19:00 - 00:00
10:30 - 17:00
19:00 - 00:00
10:30 - 17:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barrencalle Barrena n0 16 | Calle Torre, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Bilbo Zaharra
  • Neighbourhood: Bilbo Zaharra
  • Phone Number: +34 944 15 01 23

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