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Cafe Iruna

Colon de Larreategui, Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 23 70 21
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lamb skewers” (21 reviews)
“kebab” (25 reviews)
“tapas” (51 reviews)
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Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Colon de Larreategui, Bilbao, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at 15.45 and unfortunately the eating room was already closed. We took a place in the bar. Pinchos were Ok despite we expected a wider variety. We asked something else (not pinchos) for our little kid and they just offered a pork soup....More

Thank Diego M
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favourite bars in this part of Bilbao.The pinxtos are excellent and get that great balance between taste, texture and height (often need a fork and knife because they are piled so high). Although this bar exudes an atmosphere worthy of the Belle...More

Thank Wallachi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From morning to evening you can come in to have a coffee, breakfast, a snack, a pintxo, lunch, a sandwich, a glass of wine, a beer or whatever you like from the menu. This place must have been around many a year. And it's all...More

Thank rfmunsel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were advised to go here by a local, as this was described as a legendary local restaurant in the city. We were a group of 12 from many different countries across Europe, and very excited to be eating here, having heard such good reviews....More

Thank Mcr-traveller13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambiance with it's Moorish decor complete with murals of the Alhambra. Great value with it's moreish menu del dia, the bacalao was the best I've had. Old fashioned waiters, efficient but lacking any charm. Get there early if you don't want to queue for...More

Thank TheAsiaphiles
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Chanced upon this atmospheric restaurant when walking by, and just had to go in. We were lured in by the sizzling kebabs in one section of the bar. We then enjoyed a lovely coffee while admiring the wonderful decor. Open since 1903 it has charming...More

Thank Joan B
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Was busy at night but less manic than Calle Ledesma round the corner. Some very nice pinxtos, and all the waiters behind the bar were very friendly, quick and easy to speak to. Reasonable pricing as well. The bar itself is absolutely gorgeous, one of...More

Thank jon_hall
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We arrived at our hotel at 10pm and wanted some food and wine , it was a Monday and lots of places closed quite early but our hotel sent us here because they always open late . The place was really busy until 12oclock with...More

Thank phillip g
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

This place would have been a 5 if the service had been consistent... we started our evening in the cafe, served by an amazing waiter but when we went in to the restaurant, the waiter was a typical seasoned older waiter with a poor attitude...More

Thank Somersetreviewer
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Cafe Iruna is a classic old cafe in Bilbao, in a street parallel to Ledesma, thus in an area with dozens of pintxo bars. The place is beautiful, with charming art deco interiors and a big bar spanning the pintxos area and the sit-down part....More

Thank lamusi
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Anna C
4 June 2017|
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Response from grumpyalfiemoon | Reviewed this property |
Don't know sorry. Only went in for breakfast. Seems more of a café really.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Colon de Larreategui, Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighbourhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 944 23 70 21
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