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colon de larreategui, Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 23 70 21
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07:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 01:00
Fri 07:00 - 02:00
Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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Houston
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cafe Iruna is a wonderful place to stop for a snack and a beer or wine. There are lots of tables so there is plenty of room-- advice: come early for the best choices!!

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Thank NorskemanHouston
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in around 7pm after a visit to the Guggenheim, on the strength of good reviews on here. A surly waiter told me the kitchen wouldn't be open until 8:00 despite the fact that the place was full of people eating. I might have taken it personally except he did the same to a couple who wandered in after me.... More 

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Thank runnerbean14
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe Iruna is an institution in Bilbao, serving food and drink in its bar and dining room since 1903. The bar side is decorated with early 20th century period tiles advertising sherry and other spirits. Enjoy a coffee, snack, or drinks on this side. On the other is the neo-Moorish decorated dining room that invites you to sit for hours... More 

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Feuerthalen
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Cafe Iruna for Breakfast. A massive choice of sweet and savoury food: Croissants, cake, Pinchos, variations of egg etc. etc. Very beautiful cafe that invites to stay longer and longer.

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Thank asmodis11
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The decor of this place is traditionally Spanish - remember Casa Pupo? We opted for the tasting menu which was on the whole really good, I wasn't overwhelmed with the cod drowned in a tomato and pepper sauce but that's personal. The overall price was very reasonable and included a bottle of wine. Can't complain

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Thank Designer_Traveller
Bedford
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267 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was fine and very casual. It was a good value for the money but too bad that the waiter couldn't be bothered. Place was empty and not attentive at all. Share as portions are quite large. The tuna salad was memorable.

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Thank firstclass-TRIP
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful old building with the original decor and wall tiles.. we had the lamb skewers and some fried calamari, it was great.. nice glass of wine and the staff helpful as we don't speak Spanish

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Thank Susan M
Canberra
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173 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Iruna is a great bar and a perfect stop on a pintxos tour around Bilbao. Cheap but good wine and beer, coupled with delicious pintxos (including amazing lamb skewers), and a gorgeous souk-style fit out. It all combines to make Cafe Iruna a winner!

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Thank CanberraDiner
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An authentic period piece from the turn of the century. Decor original, no mash ups or designer magazine touches. Pinxos average but cheap; wine very good value for a central spot. Also a restaurant with an interesting ceiling for a comprehensive menu del dia (although didn't try it). Round the corner from El Corte Ingles if you need an emergency... More 

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Thank Mazzer623
UK
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134 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has it all really - great menu del dia, great pintxos, great service and wonderful old time decor. The waiters were wonderfully helpful and polite and the pintxos moruno skewers at the end of the night are SO good. In fact they are so good, they seem famous as people were queueing out of the door for them!

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Thank Paul M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
07:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 01:00
Thursday
07:00 - 01:00
Friday
07:00 - 02:00
Saturday
09:00 - 01:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?