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La Barraca

Calle Garcia Salazar, 12, 48003 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 10 20 21
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (27 reviews)
“cheesecake” (2 reviews)
“ring the bell” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Calle Garcia Salazar, 12, 48003 Bilbao, Spain
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1 - 10 of 28 reviews

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Great wine list, outstanding food - an almost overwhelming choice of paella, and all to die for. Lots of interesting things to look at in the restaurant. Service was good, old-fashioned hospitality at its best - including an appearance from the chef, whose picture from...More

Thank Carole J
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We ordered paella seafood foe 4 people; good food, very nice taste, enough food, ... The desserts were fantastic: cheese cake and chocolate mousse. Good wine card. The location is not that good - station area - but the interior of the restaurant is ok....More

Thank Wim G
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Yes, it isn't in the greatest part of Bilbao (hence the reason you have to ring the bell to get in), but once you get in it is well worthwhile. Married to a local, I have been on a few occasions and the staff cater...More

Thank BarryR328
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Very good and delicious paella with a good white local wine. First you have to find it in the areal of the train station.

Reviewed 3 September 2016

The location of this restaurant is deceiving, it is near the train station, however when you enter it is a different story.... Very nice place, excellent food and professional service. We started with pawns and asparagus and continued with a seafood paella and a vegetarian...More

Thank Simon317
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We ate here for my birthday after having read the reviews of this restaurant and deciding to give it a try. We left with full bellies and a reservation for the next night as well. Things to consider if eating here: Call to make a...More

Thank Duncan M
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Slightly strange way of getting in, with an obscure shuttered storefront, a cracked menu sign, and no signs of life. Ring the bell and get invited in to a large, busy sequence of dining rooms serving up the best paella in town. The salad beforehand...More

Thank sadat1978
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Realizing that Paella is a southern Spanish dish I should have known better. Our appetizer was flawless, pero our Paella was...meh. Salty, very little seafood and above all NO socarrat whatsoever. Soupy with an odd mix of broccoli, cauliflower and other non standard Paella fixings....More

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Amazing dinner with kids. They prepared the dinner just for us. Excellent food. People amazing. They help the kids for everything. We will return soon. Lovely people and excellent paella and food. Highly recommend.

Thank nena74
La Barraca L, Propietario at La Barraca, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2016

Thank you nena!!!!!

Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

We ordered a entree of foie that was excellent. Then came the paella... Too salty, so we ran out of water. The woman in charge told us that it was not salty, but she did not even try it. So she meant that we were...More

Thank galderjon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Garcia Salazar, 12, 48003 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighbourhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 944 10 20 21
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