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Cafe Bar Bilbao

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Plaza Nueva 6, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
+34(0)944 151671 ‎
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:30 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:30 - 23:30
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here because it was really crowded, and stood at the bar while we had our tapas. They were delicious, interesting and about €2 each. And the kids could run around the square while we finished our wine. Excellent stop!

Thank Persis H
Venice, Italy
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173 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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 

Thank Tom K
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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.

Thank itzi28
Barcelona, Spain
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124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

Thank Travellerzy
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158 reviews
27 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

Thank Pipi P
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81 restaurant reviews
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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 

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 

Thank Jonesfamily00
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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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310 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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

Thank Stephen D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Mediterranean, Spanish
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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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?