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El Charro Loco

Alameda Recalde, 11, 48009 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 24 90 89
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good25%
  • Average23%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible22%
9 Oct 2016
“Tasty Mexican food in a charming setting”
4 Jul 2016
“Great place to sit and enjoy the Tapas, Buskers and Beer!”
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Mexican, Latin
$$ - $$$
Alameda Recalde, 11, 48009 Bilbao, Spain
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Upon hearing the Mariachi band playing at the entrance , we thought we would give this restaurant a try.Charming "Mexican Cantina" setting.Waitresses were very friendly.We chose the Chicken fajitas and there was a choice of either corn or wheat tortillas. They didn't scrimp on the...More

Thank Gav6367
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Loved it, lovely tapas in a great location in the old town. We look forward to returning to it in the future.

Thank M M
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

I just tried to have dinner with 7 couples and we ended up leaving the restaurant after arguing for 15 minutes with the owner. We planned on having menus for 2 (€21) and stopped on our tracks when they said they'd charge us €42. The...More

2  Thank Xabi G
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Visited here in July and this place was truly bad. Flavorless dishes and a serious lack of overall effort by wait staff and cook alike. We had an appetizer with "queso" that was simply three squares of cheese that were placed and appeared to be...More

Thank Miguel R
Reviewed 6 September 2015

A reasonable "Mexican Style" restaurant. A bit expensive but they do serve proper margaritas A few chilli dishes, and in common with other Mexican joints, there seems to be one house hot chilli sauce which is applied to any dish to make it spicy which...More

Thank GranViaCowGirl
Reviewed 30 April 2015

El Charro Loco is for Mexican food lovers. Period. If you are in Bilbao and you are looking for great margaritas and even greater tacos, this is your place. Believe me, I have tried all Mexican Restaurants in Bilbao, and I truly recommend El Charro...More

Thank Miss_Janire
Reviewed 14 July 2014

I visited this restaurant together with my family and my Mexican girlfriend for a late lunch, and we ate very tasty food for a great price. Not all dishes are typical Mexican (Fajitas and Alambre are not "the real thing") but the taste is really...More

Thank pauweldesmedt
Reviewed 21 October 2013

I cannot begin to explain how horrendous my experience was here. The food was awful, there was nothing about the food that I could say was nice at all. It was so bad that if I were to expand on why I thought it was...More

Thank Calum_2007
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Absolutely lovely place in such a nice environment with a great ambience; however that's where it ends. The food was actually horrendous, almost inedible and was very poor value for money. It is actually one of the worst meals I've had in a long time....More

Thank elninomagico
Reviewed 3 January 2012

Really good food. Service was friendly but not well trained. Good atmosphere and good value for money

Thank O C
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13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
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20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alameda Recalde, 11, 48009 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighbourhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 944 24 90 89
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