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“Excellent choice for tapas/pintxos in the old town”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sarkue

Sarkue
Ranked #234 of 1,104 Restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$14
Cuisines: Cafe, Spanish
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Good for: Cheap Eats
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Seating
Boston, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
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“Excellent choice for tapas/pintxos in the old town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

Definitely worth looking for, but pretty easy to find in the old town (Casco Viejo). the bar tender was very friendly, made us feel welcome, and we had good discussions (in English). Here I had the best tapa/pintxo I had on our whole trip - some savory morsels wrapped in a big thin slice of eggplant.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Lyle N
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely barman, ok pinchos”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013 via mobile

We came on a Monday night so might have been a bit low on pincho selection. The stuffed pepper option was very good but the jamon iberico one was a little on the stingy side. The bar man was super nice, spoke great English and had a lot of time for his customers. Excellent service but nothing special otherwise.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank travellerpants
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great find - definitely worth a visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

The place is tucked away but it's certainly worth looking for. The bar tender/owner helped us with our choices & talked us through the lovely pintxos. We were made to feel very welcomed & wholeheartedly recommend a visit here!

  • Visited August 2013
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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Old Town Pintxos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

This bar is a bit difficult to find in Old town, but worth the time. Its tiny with just a few pintxos to choose from, but all choices were delicious. The bartender, who speaks excellent English (a rare find in Bilbao) is from South America, and is very friendly.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Maxineirishbean
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“Simple, honest, tasty.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013 via mobile

Having sought this place out in the old village we were delighted to have such delicious food and good rosé. Incredibly cheap and the owner was super friendly and helpful. Goes to show how delicious food can be inexpensive. Great pinxtos, but don't go expecting a huge meal.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Sobelworks
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