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Bilbo Zaharra
Bar, Spanish
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Santa Maria 8, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 16 76 16
09:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 09:30 - 23:00
Fri 09:30 - 01:00
Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Comfortable place to eat pintxos with friendly staff. We had the tortilla con jamon y queso and the duck and apple with peanut sauce which were lovely.

Thank Abi G
Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really like this place. They do a wide range of pinxos for excellent value. Drinks are quite inexpensive too.

Thank Kieron D
Porto, Portugal
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192 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Bad decoration, too crowded and noisy, awful light. The pintxos were good, specially the burger one. I like this pintxo thing, but sometimes it's a little bit boring to always have to get up to eat some more, there could be service. I really didn't like this pintxo bar environment, too much light.

Thank Ana B
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

went there on our holiday trip this summer for a quick and easy dinner snack, was very pleasantly surprised. quick service.

Thank Zuzana K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We must have gone to every pinxtos place in Bilbao in the week we were here but this is the place we came back to every evening. The tastiest pinxtos anywhere, great variety and excellent value. Staff were friendly and there was a great atmosphere in the place. In fact, on our last evening my husband wasn't feeling well and... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina, United States
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of interesting pintxos at affordable prices. Seating inside is limited and it's noisy & crowded, but that is an indicator of good food, right? Food was attractive, delicious and fairly priced. Very casual atmosphere, most people are standing outside eating or you can watch for one of the few inside tables to be free.

Thank Renee J
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is the queen of all pintxos bars in Bilbao. The pintxos on display are mouthwatering delectable, the people behind the counter are polite and efficient, while swaying to the funky rhythms in the bar. They do a range of 10 gluten free pintxos, which is an absolute like if you are so inclined. We liked it so much that... More 

Thank kaniket
Leiria, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Went for some traditional pintxos and beers. Great food, innovative pintxos, very tasty. Returned again to try some more pintxos. Nice beer and good wine, in an affordable place.

Thank Nuno R
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

A great bustling little spot to try some pintxos with local people and not just tourists. A wide and ever changing selection of small bites, we picked this place because it was one of the very few places to have options without any meat (although we had to stretch to eating fish as being veggie in Spain is near impossible).... More 

Thank JoeySusie
Cologne, Germany
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch. Pintxos were very good, you can pick by yourself. Wide variety of kinds. Wine was also good. Enjoyable music. Staff did not talk to much but was friendly. Stop by!

Thank Maik F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Maria 8, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Bilbo Zaharra
  • Neighbourhood: Bilbo Zaharra
  • Phone Number: +34 944 16 76 16

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