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Golfo de Bizkaia

#461 of 7,774 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
El Born / La Ribera
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Contemporary, Pub
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Calle Vidrieria, 12 | Gothic Quarter, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 68 48 88
12:00 - 00:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:30
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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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454 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little place, located in the heart of barcelona is a lovely little gem. The food is fresh, the beer flows decent and the bartender / server lady Olga is very friendly and always smiling. Would happily recommend.

Thank Hassan H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

A broad range of delicious tapas to choose from. Friendly atmosphere and attentive staff who speak good English. Seems to be popular with locals too, which is always a good sign.

Thank Niko T
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27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Ate here twice and sampled the Tapas, Sangria and Gambas- have tried other Tapas bars in the area and this is the best so far. Everything was delectable, but unlike most Tapas bars, the staff didn't make us feel like it's such a chore to serve us- they patiently spoke to us in english and prepared tapas on the spot... More 

Thank Maropian
Malmo, Sweden
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Crowded charming place with fresh pintxos 1,95 € a piece. You take what looks tempting and pay for the amount of toothpicks on your plate afterwards.

Thank GittKviddevitt
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Walked past this place the previous night. Our kids can be somewhat fussy but we decided that the adults were going to eat what they wanted. After a nervous start, the staff were engaging and helpful to the shy, non Spanish/Catalan speaking folks. We had a great night and the kids managed to eat as well.

Thank BrummieExile
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Placed very near of Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral, this place has a good variety of very well prepared Pintxos. Lots of wine to choose from. The staff is very friendly, and speak very good English. Free WiFi.

Thank Gugas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I and my girlfriend are in Barcelona for a few days break,we have tried several places to eat , some of them weren't to good !!!!!until we find this small beautiful place simple but quality of snack bites ,very fresh and tasty ,also very polite and friendly staff.Well done.

Thank Reza Z
Soenderborg, Denmark
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

From the outside we spotted the bar which was packed with all these amazing looking small tapas like bites (mini sandwiches, spoons with one bite meals, small glasses with soup and a spoon, and loads of other mini bites). They looked fresh made and a must try! Only "negative" thing to say is when we sat down they didn't have... More 

Thank Ulla H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Had the most wonderful night in this bar. The staff were fantastic as was the food & wine. What stood out most was the friendly atmosphere & general vibe of the place.

Thank David B
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I came upon Golfo whilst looking to escape the thunderstorm. A great little tapas bar, we picked at the tapas laid out on the bar and ordered a fantastic cod omelette. There are broadly three types of tapas places in Barcelona, namely 'local', 'cool' and 'tourist' Golfo is one of the cool places and I'd recommend it

Thank Swillytravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$43
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Vidrieria, 12 | Gothic Quarter, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 932 68 48 88
Maritime inspired in concept and design, Golfo de Bizkaia is an intimate space, very informal, which is divided into two parts. A space dedicated to the bar of tapas and another place to taste typical dishes of Euskadi, but in casserole format. Near the church of Santa Maria del Mar and a few meters from the Paseo del Borne.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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