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Golfo de Bizkaia

#411 of 8,102 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
El Born / La Ribera
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Calle Vidrieria, 12 | Gothic Quarter, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 68 48 88
12:00 - 00:30
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Brixham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended By a friendly tour guide, we sought out this place early afternoon, which turned out to be a good time. Being quite small I can believe that it us busy later in the evening. Extremely friendly & helpful staff explained different tapas and meal options. I chose Haddock which was served with oil, potatoes amongst other ingredients and I've... More 

Thank russelljf72
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place while wondering the streets if El Born. It was packed solid and we couldn't get in so we turned up the next night around 2 hours earlier (7pm). The waiter was superb at advising us on how to order pinxos and the food was Sooooo good. You only pay for the number of cocktail sticks and... More 

Thank Sam S
London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked past this small tapas bar and did a double-take – we turned around and went inside to check out their raw Oysters and the variety of Pintxo (or Pinchos) Tapas – which basically is stacked high tapas spiked with a cocktail stick to keep it together. And these tapas were large, beautifully made and really tasty (2.10 Euros... More 

Thank _Montana_VT
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this tapas bar whilst walking down back streets to Las Ramblas and took a photo as looked amazing although a little difficult to find do try bite size tapas canapés marvellous selection and a perfect chill out zone . Quirky decor and very friendly staff well worth a visit

Thank checkonchef
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated just behind Saint Marie this is a great tapas bar. Lovely, friendly place, either scramble your way to a bar seat or wait for a table. Help yourself to tapas from the wide variety on show and keep the cocktail sticks as your bill. Inexpensive and good quality. Perfect place to grab a bite after some tourism.

Thank Martin G
Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This small bar and restaurant has an unusual way of serving food. You simply pick the small tapas style bites from the bar and put them on your plate. You can choose as much as you want and have only that or combine in with some tapas from the menu or perhaps choose a bigger main course again from the... More 

Thank macnab99
Lisbon, Portugal
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

mmh, delicious tapas that you can just take all by yourself and afterwards you pay per plate/ stick that was stuck into the tapa. We always have some Vermuth to drink, as this is typical in Catalunya.

Thank Stefanie B
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this bar on our first evening and enjoyed delicious pintos, oysters and amazing wine ! A very cosy and relaxed environment , the barman was very friendly , we returned the following evening. We visited with our teenage daughter who was made welcome and will definitely visit again.

Thank VBurts
Vancouver, Canada
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We stopped in here looking for "toothpick tapas", and we were not disappointed. The price for the tapas was 2.05 euro per piece, but they were huge and delicious. The waiter was happy to speak with us in Spanish and English about the food, including ensuring that there were no issues with our son's nut allergy. He also made sure... More 

Thank AdventuresCool
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Recommended on a blog I had recently been reading before visiting Barcelona me and my boyfriend thought we'd give Golfo a try for dinner. Easy to find, hidden in the gothic quarter in tiny little streets full of great bars and restaurants. It is probably more of a lunch place but none the less was great food, we went on... More 

Thank rhiannonchenery1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$45
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Vidrieria, 12 | Gothic Quarter, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 932 68 48 88
Maritime inspired in concept and design, Golfo de Bizkaia is an intimate space, very informal, which is divided into two parts. A space dedicated to the bar of tapas and another place to taste typical dishes of Euskadi, but in casserole format. Near the church of Santa Maria del Mar and a few meters from the Paseo del Borne.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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