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Sarkue

#200 of 941 Restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence
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Tenderia 9, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
+34 946 56 80 77
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:30
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London
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160 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

This is a tiny little bar with a very friendly young guy behind the bar who cooks his own pinxtos that are very delicious and great value for money. it has a modern feel about it. We fancied a sherry at lunchtime and he managed to dig a good one out from the back for us. The bill was ridiculous... More 

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Thank TimNG
Lacock, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Found this bar by chance at lunchtime and what good luck.The pintxos were excellent,the wine was very good and guy behind the bar could not have been more helpful or hospitable,will definitely return on are next visit.

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Thank Sheepclan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Super nice guy behind the bar raises this place from "yet another nice Bilbao bar with pintxos" to a real gem.

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Thank paula p
Copenhagen
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

If you are going for tapas, try elsewhere or look at my other reviews of this area. But talking about atmosphere this is good enough, but only suitable for singles and pairs, not for families.

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Thank CloudStrife
Melbourne, Australia
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298 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

We had to walk a lot to find a cafe with free wifi in Bilbao. Lucky we found this place that also had decent coffee and good service but unfortunately no hot chocolate.

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Thank chargee88
Bangkok, Thailand
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42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

Arriving around 8pm, the narrow bar was already packed with people coming and going in a steady flow. I managed to get a stool at the bar perfectly positioned over all the pintxos which were still left. Anything after 7pm ends up selling for 1 euro a piece, and the variety was decent and delicious so I can only imagine... More 

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Thank WhereSidewalksEnd
Bilbao, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

This place was great. I love it. Great quality and price, with decent service.Everything good.I will go again.

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Thank sara z
Flower Mound, Texas, United States
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

Beer and wine are excellent. The tapas are over the top, not the typical local fare. The owner is a great and speaks English, so for those of you who don't habla well, it is a great place to ask for local knowledge!

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Thank Cal L
Piacenza, Italy
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146 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

Little place in the old town, from outside it looks nothing special, but once you enter you will find something cool. The owner is absolutely nice and makes you feel at ease there, the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. I would say pintxos were quite simple, but really tasty and prepared with care. For example, I chose one with pieces... More 

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Thank Mona77
Llodio, Spain
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

Great pintxos and a friendly atmosphere. Very creative selection in the old part of Bilbao. After 7pm all pintxos that are left are only 1 Euro. Not to be missed.

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Thank dwoodmex

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 14
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tenderia 9, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao
  • Phone Number: +34 946 56 80 77

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