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Bilbo Zaharra
Bar, Spanish
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Santa Maria 8, 48004 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 16 76 16
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 09:30 - 23:00
Fri 09:30 - 01:00
Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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102 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Visited with my husband as we remembered the name from our surf of TA. My Spanish isn't the best but the guy behind the bar made it easy and we enjoyed 3 delicious pintxos, beer and water at a pretty reasonable price for Casco Viejo.

Thank P D
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135 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We came back from a trip to Bilbao with a realisation. The realisation was that I suspect the 'best' pintxos bars in the city change year to year. Plenty we had found highly reviewed on this site we either no longer there, or were not actually so good, whilst others that we had looked over as the photos suggested plainer... More 

Thank Paul M
Cancun, Mexico
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

It was pouring in Bilbao and me and my boyfriend were soaked from walking in the rain so we decided to seek refuge in Irrintzi. Great choice! We spent more than 5 hours in there and ended up paying €20 each for 8 pintxos, a slice of cake and a loooot of beer. The pintxos are great (make sure you... More 

Thank Valentina A
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Comfortable place to eat pintxos with friendly staff. We had the tortilla con jamon y queso and the duck and apple with peanut sauce which were lovely.

Thank Abi G
Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
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57 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I really like this place. They do a wide range of pinxos for excellent value. Drinks are quite inexpensive too.

Thank Kieron D
Porto, Portugal
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192 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Bad decoration, too crowded and noisy, awful light. The pintxos were good, specially the burger one. I like this pintxo thing, but sometimes it's a little bit boring to always have to get up to eat some more, there could be service. I really didn't like this pintxo bar environment, too much light.

Thank Ana B
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

went there on our holiday trip this summer for a quick and easy dinner snack, was very pleasantly surprised. quick service.

Thank Zuzana K
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240 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We must have gone to every pinxtos place in Bilbao in the week we were here but this is the place we came back to every evening. The tastiest pinxtos anywhere, great variety and excellent value. Staff were friendly and there was a great atmosphere in the place. In fact, on our last evening my husband wasn't feeling well and... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina, United States
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of interesting pintxos at affordable prices. Seating inside is limited and it's noisy & crowded, but that is an indicator of good food, right? Food was attractive, delicious and fairly priced. Very casual atmosphere, most people are standing outside eating or you can watch for one of the few inside tables to be free.

Thank Renee J
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is the queen of all pintxos bars in Bilbao. The pintxos on display are mouthwatering delectable, the people behind the counter are polite and efficient, while swaying to the funky rhythms in the bar. They do a range of 10 gluten free pintxos, which is an absolute like if you are so inclined. We liked it so much that... More 

Thank kaniket

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Maria 8, 48004 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Bilbo Zaharra
  • Neighbourhood: Bilbo Zaharra
  • Phone Number: +34 944 16 76 16

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