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La Gavilla

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
US$20 - US$60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Healthy
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing and cosy place, with amazing food and good wine, friendly stuff, who really made our evening . I highly recommend once you are inBilbao, visit this bar- restaurant

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most amazing experience I’ve ever experienced in Europe. Delicious food, with the most inactive chef ever. The staff here are all equally fantastic, so attentive and friendly. I loved every minute of it. Returning for lunch tomorrow cannot wait.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 30 March 2022 via mobile

We did a city break to Bilbao and loved it. Lots of good bars and restaurants, but I must leave a review of Gavilla. Previous reviews show this place to be fantastic in every way. And it is. Food service atmosphere, etc. It is a...bar serving pinchos, but upstairs, there is room for 4 small tables. It's perfect for couples, we loved it.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 3 January 2022

Best place to get pintxos far from the tourist trap. Very sophisticated and well presented . There are veggie options. The truffle goat cheese was to die for. The owners are super nice and welcoming.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 24 December 2021 via mobile

Very tasty food , nice people, happy atmosphere, friendly stuff, strongly recommended. Thank you Natalia Martinez for your kind and friendly service.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 17 December 2021 via mobile

A wonderful restaurant with limited seats even though they have 2 levels. A good selection of interesting dishes and the waiter recommended picking 3 to share among the two of us. Top recommendation of the restaurant seems to be the eggplant with hoisin sauce. The...eggplant was well cooked, but the novelty of the hoisin sauce was probably lost on us Asians. We ordered the smoked scallops and iberico secreto on a hot stone. Those two were really well done. Would highly recommend a visit!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 17 November 2021

Wonderful establishment. Kind and fun staff; put yourself in their hands and you will not be disappointed. Lively and bustling atmosphere. Everyone is having fun. Chef is hands on, food is thoughtful, creative, and delicious. Each plate is balanced in flavor, texture, and appearance. Made...something as simple as leeks with romesco sauce a feast for the eyes and palette. This chef will get his M star some day. Would eat anything he makes. His passion comes through—amazing night out! I will be dining on this memory for years to come.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 November 2021

We were a group of 9 - with ages ranging from 15-80 - and a vegetarian! We all found something to eat and drink - and had a fun evening there. The chef David (Daniel - haha!) personally came out to ask my teenage daughter...for her wishes as a vegetarian. So sweet! He made her a mini mix of several dishes - she was a happy girl. The service was great, the food was exquisite, and the location was nice on the street terrace. Gracias!!!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 29 October 2021

My family tried out this restaurant after several nights in Bilbao and it was by far and away the best one in the city (and we ate out for both lunch and dinner every day). In fact its was one of the nicest restaurants we...have ever been too: the quality of the food was excellent - high quality, creative tapas-style dishes which were served piping hot, one course after another without any lengthy delays. The service was extremely friendly too - we were able to book a table without trouble as the staff speak English (and French), and the chef even came out and had a friendly chat with us after our meal. Overall, I can't recommend it highly enough!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 28 October 2021 via mobile

chance finding on a weekday night in Bilbao- great atmosphere , nicely busy with buzzy feel . Lovely staff to explain menu particulars. We had two dishes between two and the waitress offered and cancelled the third tempura prawns , as too much food! She...recommended a local dry white wine- delicious! The staff were lovely throughout and The chef also enquired how we found the food as we were paying the bill. So delighted we found it- it felt right at the beginning and proved soMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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29 December 2018|
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Response from Inspire788577 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry about the delayed response. My wife paid. It wasn't expensive though. I'd go with the comments on cost made by others.
Paula C
15 November 2018|
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Response from LaGavillaBilbao | Property representative |
Hola Paula! Abrimos de lunes a sábado, el 30 de diciembre domingo cerramos. El 31 para la cena y el 1 de enero cerramos por festivo. Vais a estar más días en Bilbao? Esperamos poder veros otro día 😀😀😀
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Yes, La Gavilla is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

La Gavilla is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5