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La olla

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Calle Diputacion, 12, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 16 59 65
07:00 - 23:30
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Vaasa, Finland
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91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Hade a late night pintxos round here with a glass of red wine. The food was good, the place was packed. Nicely located close to the walking street and my hotel.

Thank dag007
Bilbao, Spain
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

There are good tapas or pintxos. The coffee is good also. You can taste fantástic Basque wines todo, of course

Thank Josuso
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

A lovely place to eat just off the main street. Very helpful service and the meat (particularly the sausages) were great!

Thank Craig A
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had lunch here on the terrace. The one waiter serving the full terrace was in control of his job. We had local ham, anchovis of the house, and canned tuna with pepper. All nice lunch dishes for very acceptable prices.

Thank Onno62
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This place managed to accommodate our group of 13 at no notice. A special BIG thanks to Veruska who was helpful, pleasant and fun during our stay. We especially recommend the goats cheese salad with lashings of beer and some very good local wine. All at very good prices. If I'm passing any time soon, I'll choose here for my... More 

Thank SteveByfleet
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Good and cheap pinchos but the full menu is expensive and the steak was very poor value for money. Good place if you want Jamon or if you just want pinchos.

Thank Luke P
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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539 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We researched this place, yet found it by chance. Wanted a salad and they had monster Basque asparagus on the menu...sold. My wife had the salad with cheese, which she liked. I had a 50ml bottle of Rioja. Nice staff. The selection of pinchos on the bar looked extensive, but we were up for salad. We thought it was good... More 

2 Thank Gary S
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82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Don't make our mistake, we were here confused thinking we were in the also named 'Olla' restaurant in Bilbao. Food is quite average compared to what you can find on Bilbao.

Thank JordiMarca
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

2 glasses of local Txakoli wine and four pintxos, all tasty for E11,50. Not bad, although a little tricky getting served.

Thank RobbieJEF
Queretaro City, Mexico
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102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

We went on our tapeo crawl at night and enjoyed their well preseneted assortment of pinxtos. This is more of a traditional place in Bilbao but definitely worth a visit.

Thank GerenciaCoyoteMarino

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Mediterranean, Spanish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Diputacion, 12, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Abando
  • Neighbourhood: Abando
  • Phone Number: +34 944 16 59 65

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