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La Barraca

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Abando
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Calle Garcia Salazar, 12, 48003 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 10 20 21
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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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175 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 paella. By far the best paella that we had in Spain.

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Thank Simon317
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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 dinner time reservation during their lunch hours, as it's a small venue. They don't do... More 

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Thank Duncan M
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

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 was very nice too. Good ingredients cooked well with ample portions. Find it if in... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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. Having prepared multiple Paellas and competing in dozens of Paella cook offs in California I... More 

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madrid
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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La Barraca L, Propietario at La Barraca, responded to this review

Thank you nena!!!!! More 

Bilbao
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 wrong... Not very professional.

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Thank galderjon
New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

We ordered the seafood paella. When we asked if each person can order different dish, the server got really mad. Most of food on the menu are 2 persons minimum dishes. We saw another group came and left right after because of the rude staffs. Food is okay. I have had much better paellas in various places. Price is high... More 

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Thank Kevin L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Good service, nice paella, good Irish coffee. Out of the center of Bilbao but certainly worth while to visit if you do not want the usual tourist destinations.

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Haaltert, Belgium
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Cute restaurant with nice decoration (old telephones, beautiful paintings, ...) The mixed paella was great, the service friendly, ....

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Thank Bernard P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

I went there with a group for dinner, but I had already eaten so I just ordered the cheesecake which was delicious (and gluten free). However, I tried one of the other's paella and it was AMAZING, so the next day before I left I walked 20 mins each way to have the Paella there before I left Bilbao. It... More 

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?