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El Globo

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C/ Diputacion 8, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 15 42 21
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08:00 - 23:00
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Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to go and everything you would expect .... and more . A Bilbao institution, this place is the gastronomical pulse - for both locals and travelers.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So spain is famous for tapas and pintxos and it varies by the region your in but I have to say that bilbao has the best not only is it fresh and done in a meticulous way you could taste the freshness that go's in their food . It worth coming here for the food .

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Stockholm, Sweden
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time here. The owner and his wife are a lovely couple. The service was excellent and the pintxo was lovely. Especially the Foie Gras a'la plancha 👍👍

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Pinecrest, Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A historic place in the city to have wine and pintxos; not a tourist trap; but an authentic stop for family and friends to enjoy: food, drinks and company

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Hong Kong, China
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Loved all the pintxos ordered at this little cozy restaurant. The staff here is very friendly even though not all of them can speak fluent English, though every smile was a good touch! Recommend to book in advance as it gets really full and people actually stood outside of the bar waiting, we got our seats upon arrival under a... More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

If you are looking for the typical "pintxos" experience in Bilbao, this is a place to go. Located downtown, near the beautiful Diputación Palace and a nice Library, in a pedestrian street. Any "pintxo" you choose from the bar is going to be great. Be aware of the crowd. Bilbao style, be patience and enjoy.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Fantastic range of dishes, with a good variety of wines to match the dishes. Very busy but friendly atmosphere. Able to accommodate reasonable size groups with a bit of notice ( a few hours for us, around 20 people).

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arkansas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I have been to this bar on many occasions. I'm from Bilbao although I leave abroad. So every time I go home I go to this bar. The pintxos are amazing, some of the best I have had. I love the atún rojo...its heaven on a piece of pan. They have an excellent selection of Spanish wines. The prices are... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We went to El Globo on our first night in Biboa and it was one of the best meals out I had in 2016. We drank chacoli and shared pintxos modernos, including the jamón squid ink (chipirón) croquetas (which blow my mind!). The service was excellent, the prices were cheap and the atmosphere was just friendly. Perfect!

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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Very busy bar offering great pinxtos and tapas. If you make a reservation they book a nice table outside (under a heater) and a very friendly waitress takes care of everything. Wines are good and very cheap both by glass and bottle. Try different pinxtos and enjoy a culinary trip!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Cuisine
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/ Diputacion 8, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighbourhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 944 15 42 21

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