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Cafe Bar Bilbao

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Plaza Nueva 6, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
+34(0)944 151671 ‎
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07:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:30 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:30 - 23:30
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Venice, Italy
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Tom K
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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.

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Thank itzi28
Barcelona, Spain
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104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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.

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Thank Travellerzy
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157 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Pipi P
Ireland
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212 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 

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Thank kirkgirl
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived late in the evening and had been lulled into a false sense of security by our previous trips to Seville. In Seville everything is geared to late dining but we were lucky to get into Cafe Bar Bilbao before it closed at 11! A couple of glasses of Rioja and some Tapas was well received and stemmed the... More 

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Thank Jonesfamily00
Swansea
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201 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience of eating at Cafe Bar Bilbao. The pintxos are all lined up in the bar and the few we sampled were delicious. The wine that we ordered was great value for money and tasted great with the food. The service was good and the interior of the restaurant was decorated with blue tiles which add to... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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306 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

In the old town on the Plaza Nueva. This is an old traditional place decked out in azuelo tiles offering a variety of tapas. Unfortunately, the beer on tap is not Spanish but Amstel. It is good enough but I wouldn't make any special effort to find it.

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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We visited here around 9:30pm. Lovely traditional decor inside. The staff were very nice and attentive. We had a couple of beers and wines. All good. The best thing though was the pintxos. Freshly made and really tasty. Lots of locals here as well. Really recommend this to anyone heading to the old town

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Thank Stephen D
UK
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Chose this bar at random on a sunny afternoon for a drink. Totally spoilt by the waiter trying to charge us for some food we had not ordered.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?