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US$2 - US$11
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Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 30/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went because of TA , a little out the way on a Friday afternoon. Barman was so friendly and helpful and explained all the Pinxtos, the 4 Pinxtos we had were delicious.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Bar Roma Cafeteria, Propietario at Bar Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much Donna for your visit and for those comments and starts. Until your next visit. A good trip.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While recently visiting and exploring Bilbao my wife and I serendipitously happened upon Bar Roma. We had had pintxos elsewhere, but these were just marvelous. They are creative, unlike the standard fare, and just wonderful to pair with a glass of wine. The owner was...most helpful and friendly. We went back several times. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Bar Roma Cafeteria, Propietario at Bar Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon. We just saw your review. Thank you for remembering us and your great comments and your rating. Greetings, we look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 10 April 2022 via mobile

Second visit to Bilbao and still love this bar.Friendly staff and great tasting and value pintxos and drinks.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Bar Roma Cafeteria, Propietario at Bar Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2022

Good evening Chris, thank you very much for remembering us and returning the visit and for those wonderful comments. Good travel and see you soon.

Reviewed 24 December 2019 via mobile

OVERALL: A local pintxos bar with good food, neighborhood people, and friendly service. Not on the tourist path. A good to go next time I’m in Bilbao. CONTEXT: If you want to hang out with locals on a warm Fall Sunday afternoon, this is your...place. Small bar style interior with 3-4 4 person tables outside, they serve tasty pintxos with a cool beverage. HOW TO START: Don’t hesitate. The owner is known to be friendly though the look on their face may not say so immediately. Once you start plating, it’s all good from there. PEOPLE WATCH: Local groups of older friends or multi-generational families gathering to grab a bite and chat. VIBE: Local and relaxed. Eat, drink, and chill. LANGUAGE: Spanish is helpful but I suspect point-and-eat is equally welcomed.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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barr2017, Propietario at Bar Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2019

Thank you very much for those extraordinary comments and for telling us about your experience. We have been very touched by the mention and appreciation you make of our humble place. We will be happy to welcome you on your next visit. Greetings and I...More

Reviewed 4 October 2019 via mobile

When a restaurant is the #1 rated Bilbao restaurant in TripAdvisor — as Bar Roma is — you expect to be wowed. We were not and honestly cannot fathom how it became so highly rated. There are several types of pintxos arrayed atop the bar...and you simply tell the staff which items you would like. We had several bocadillos and montaditos, as well as a slice of tortilla española, most of them fine, but several showed signs of sitting atop the counter (unrefrigerated) perhaps a bit too long and none of them stood out. The space rates somewhere between “workman-like” and “quaint” — a long bar which extends virtually the length of the space, with two small tables for two and bar seating for everyone else. All that said, we should also note that the staff was very kind and accommodating.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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barr2017, Propietario at Bar Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2019

ood afternoon Philoso4, first of all, to thank you for your comments, surely they help us to improve. We are where we are on Tripadvisor, thanks to all of you, and your opinions, which gives us many strengths to move forward. Thank you also for...More

Reviewed 1 October 2019 via mobile

We went there thanks to Trip Advisor It was pretty quiet when we arrived We were able to sit at the front of the bar We had so many good pinchos... My absolute favourite was the spicy gilda I also had the tuna one and...the leek one And the one with shrimps and peppers and onions dices that too was very tasty My husband had the bonito, then the pulpo & shrimp pincho , then the egg pincho We also had one with zucchini tomato cheese And then the best piece of cheesecake i have had in ages, and I do say I make a great cheesecake myself. It was so moist And then we had the local wine Txaoli It is very good All in all a great dinnerMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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barr2017, Gerente at Bar Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2019

Thank you very much for visiting us, and for your opinions on the choice of skewers, and above all, we are pleased with the detail and love with which you do it. The great thing is not our product, it is you who make it...More

Reviewed 30 September 2019 via mobile

Four of us visited, 1 meat-eater, 1 pescatarian, 2 vegetarians. No booking but still accommodated at around 8.30pm. Excellent food, both quality and choice. Really good Rioja + white & rose. Very reasonable prices. The owner/manager was friendly and helpful. Thoroughly recommend this little gem.

Date of visit: September 2019
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barr2017, Propietario at Bar Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2019

Thank you very much for your assessment and for recommending us, and of course for your visit, I hope you will visit us soon. Greetings and see you soon !!

Reviewed 29 September 2019

Super place. Small and intimate, we had use of the upstairs dining room which had just one table all for us! The pinto's were lovely and fresh and very reasonably priced as was the drink. 10/10

Date of visit: September 2019
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barr2017, Gerente at Bar Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2019

Thank you very much for everything Sarah, we are glad that everything was to your liking. Until your next visit. Good trip!!

Reviewed 24 September 2019

This became our ‘go to ‘ place for a drink and pintxos while we were in Bilbao for a week .Lovely food and friendly staff .

Date of visit: September 2019
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barr2017, Gerente at Bar Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2019

How we like wifeywoo that you visited us during your stay in Bilbao, for us it was also a pleasure to meet you. We wait for you on your next visit to Bilbao. See you soon!!

Reviewed 24 September 2019 via mobile

Found Cafe Roma because of reviews I'd seen on here. The Rioja was fantastic as was the txakoli. I had four lots of the spicy gilda and a few jamon bocadillos and the whole lot came to €16. Would definitely recommend. Nice little local place.

Date of visit: September 2019
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barr2017, Gerente at Bar Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2019

Thank you very much for visiting us and for your recommendation, 177benjp. We are very happy that you enjoyed our products. Greetings and see you soon. Good trip!

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dwalkowitz
1 October 2018|
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Response from 145russellc | Reviewed this property |
Not a reservation type place, Tapas bars rarely take reservations.
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210Anne
10 July 2018|
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Response from barr2017 | Property representative |
Hello Anne, the fastest, send a message on facebook @romaindautxu. Tell you that we are on vacation from July 25 to August 13. Thank you for contacting us.
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We are open Monday, Friday and Sunday from 7:15 to 23:00. See you soon!!
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Yes, Bar Roma offers takeaway services.

Yes, Bar Roma is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Bar Roma is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5