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El Globo

#20 of 1,011 Restaurants in Bilbao}
€€ - €€€, Mediterranean, Spanish
C/ Diputacion 8, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 15 42 21
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (17 reviews)
“tapas” (45 reviews)
“turnover” (5 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
C/ Diputacion 8, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
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1 - 10 of 229 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here at 2pm for lunch and it was full outside and inside with mostly locals and the odd tourist, the atmosphere was really buzzy and fun . The selection of pintxos is huge and everything is so fresh because they are selling everything...More

Thank phillip g
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of a few places i wanted to try during my Bilbao trip. Was a great range of pinxtos on offer and good quality and not expensive. Range of wines was decent by the glass and service in the main was very good. Was busy,...More

Thank jon_hall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked online for 8pm dinner. When we got in, it was super busy with everyone eating pintxos and drinking. I wasn't sure at first if there is other food available apart from pintxos (which were great, but we wanted dinner). We were asked to...More

Thank cbema
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In a city filled with Pintxos, (Bilbaos version of tapas) El Globo had the most memorable ones. From black squid to queso fondido, their selection did not disappoint. You've gotta try 'em next time you're in Bilbao.

Thank Alexandra L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate twice here while out walking. We ate at slow times (about 5 pm), and the staff were very helpful about describing the pintxos -- all of which were delicious. I ate an excellent onion omelette.

Thank Patrick P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all - if you are looking for a nice quiet or romantic place to have a private chat with your loved one - then you are absolutely in the wrong place. If you are looking for a cosy, relaxed place to enjoy a...More

Thank Sakari M
Reviewed 5 November 2017

A warm October evening, sitting on the terrace of El Globo, with a splendid view on the Bilbao glass library, life can be beautiful! Specially with the enormous choice of pintxos, the Basque way of tapas, and good wine. One orders a few pintxos, quietly...More

Thank Stan S
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

This is really local taps place with great food and ambience - worth finding and the people and food excellent - try their famous crab tapas!

Thank rossmcb
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We had a glass of wine each and 6 pintxos whilst walking around Bilbao one evening. The food was fresh and nice. Service was straight forward and helpful. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the people and buzz of the city.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

read the review and decided to try out. everything was so delicious especially the crab and foie gra!

Thank Robyn L
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Questions & Answers
13 February 2017|
Response from Juan Manuel C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, According to their webpage, they are closed on Sundays. Also, they are closed from 1st August to 15th August. You can ask them directly at barelglobo[at] gmail
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23 April 2015|
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Response from Dominic A | Reviewed this property |
At the moment there are also tables outside on the terrace.....will be until the end of summer so more tables available. Most people turn up and wait though. Very busy Friday/Sat nights.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/ Diputacion 8, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighbourhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 944 15 42 21
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