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Golfo de Bizkaia

#426 of 8,021 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
El Born / La Ribera
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Calle Vidrieria, 12 | Gothic Quarter, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 68 48 88
12:00 - 00:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:30
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Situated just behind Saint Marie this is a great tapas bar. Lovely, friendly place, either scramble your way to a bar seat or wait for a table. Help yourself to tapas from the wide variety on show and keep the cocktail sticks as your bill. Inexpensive and good quality. Perfect place to grab a bite after some tourism.

Thank Martin G
Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small bar and restaurant has an unusual way of serving food. You simply pick the small tapas style bites from the bar and put them on your plate. You can choose as much as you want and have only that or combine in with some tapas from the menu or perhaps choose a bigger main course again from the... More 

Thank macnab99
Lisbon, Portugal
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

mmh, delicious tapas that you can just take all by yourself and afterwards you pay per plate/ stick that was stuck into the tapa. We always have some Vermuth to drink, as this is typical in Catalunya.

Thank Stefanie B
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this bar on our first evening and enjoyed delicious pintos, oysters and amazing wine ! A very cosy and relaxed environment , the barman was very friendly , we returned the following evening. We visited with our teenage daughter who was made welcome and will definitely visit again.

Thank VBurts
Vancouver, Canada
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in here looking for "toothpick tapas", and we were not disappointed. The price for the tapas was 2.05 euro per piece, but they were huge and delicious. The waiter was happy to speak with us in Spanish and English about the food, including ensuring that there were no issues with our son's nut allergy. He also made sure... More 

Thank AdventuresCool
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended on a blog I had recently been reading before visiting Barcelona me and my boyfriend thought we'd give Golfo a try for dinner. Easy to find, hidden in the gothic quarter in tiny little streets full of great bars and restaurants. It is probably more of a lunch place but none the less was great food, we went on... More 

Thank rhiannonchenery1
Eugene, Oregon, United States
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Be bold. Grab what looks good, don't ask questions, and put it in your mouth. Each stick was 2.50 each. We enjoyed everything we had here. I can't tell you what any of it was (our favorite was a croquette with some sort of pureed meat inside?), but I know it was some of the best bites I had on... More 

Thank II____Jen____II
Algiers, Algeria
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326 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

part of the Sagardi group's chain in Barcelona. Nice enough, but you can get identical food and drink in a few other places around town.

Thank Chris F
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I went there on a quiet Monday night and experienced some fantastic pinxtos. Although the food was good, it was the people on the bar who made helped make it a great night. Mikkel and Mata. Go meet them! It's genuinely rare to find such welcoming and funny bar staff. Really enjoyed my time and can't wait to go back... More 

Thank sttrow
Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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458 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This little place, located in the heart of barcelona is a lovely little gem. The food is fresh, the beer flows decent and the bartender / server lady Olga is very friendly and always smiling. Would happily recommend.

Thank Hassan H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$43
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Vidrieria, 12 | Gothic Quarter, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 932 68 48 88
Maritime inspired in concept and design, Golfo de Bizkaia is an intimate space, very informal, which is divided into two parts. A space dedicated to the bar of tapas and another place to taste typical dishes of Euskadi, but in casserole format. Near the church of Santa Maria del Mar and a few meters from the Paseo del Borne.

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

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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