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Bar Restaurante Saibigain

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bilbo Zaharra
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Calle Barrencalle Barrena,16 | Calle Torre, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
10:30 - 17:00
19:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 10:30 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 00:00
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

If you like Basque style home made wholesome food, look no further. Upstairs in this busy restaurant the service is fabulous and friendly. We had many weekday lunches here 3 courses plus a bottle of wine for 2 for 13 euros each. Our fav were stewed tasty beans/lentils/chickpeas for starters, fish for main & any pud but great selection of... More 

Thank Da-ndy1989
Vienna, Austria
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

For us a fixpoint in every Bilbao stay. We just drop in and tate the great jambon and the toritllas. Also some pintxos. All in ground floor (we were not yet in the restaurant, just in the bar). Also nice wines per glass.

Thank McDonnellDouglas
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The food and wine were very good. Local produce and superb fish. The service was good despite the language barrier ion both sides. Traditional decor and very good value.

Thank Alan D
Guildford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Mon-Fri Menu del dia musts. Full of locals enjoying wholesome fresh traditional food & wine. Prompt service with a smile and authentic surroundings upstairs & down. Closed Mon's in Jan. Excellent value but you may have to book a day ahead.

Thank Da-ndy1989
Grandvaux, Switzerland
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Nice place, quite authentic with friendly server behind the bar. Highly recommend the pimientos with veal and mushrooms!!! Very good! As well as those stuffed with cod. White local wine was above expectations and nice to finish with local digestif!!!

Thank CathGrandvaux
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Up till our visit to Saibigain, we had not had much luck finding somewhere nice to eat. After being ignored for 10 minutes in one venue and then discovering that another had EXACTLY the same menu as the woeful Gorbea we finally came across this gem. A set menu with generous portions of croquetas, twelve succulent and tasty king prawns... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Great friendly service, with waiters who seemed genuinely pleased to see you there. In the company of curing pork legs hung up on the wall, the set menu offers excellent value for money. The squid ink was sublime. Would definitely recommend.

Thank jonstug
Bilbao, Spain
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104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

We were a party and enjoyed the 14 Euro "Menu del Día" (house menu), including wine. There were six choices for the first dish and 12 for the main course. I have often eaten here and can sincerely recommend the excellent food. There is also a splendid à la carte list. Beware, the restaurant is upstairs and is normally full... More 

Thank 491Keith
Split, Croatia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Excellent pintxos, good prices, very good interior and service. I was there 3 times and it was always very crowded. I think this is real domestical bar with very good qualities for domestical people and those who feel like that.

Thank RobiKa2014
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507 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2015

This is a very friendly and welcoming place, which was my experience with all encountered in this city but with pretty average food at best to be honest. Food was hit and miss, such as the microwaved Spanish omelette which was cold and warm in equal measure.

Thank Nimitta

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
19:00 - 00:00
10:30 - 17:00
19:00 - 00:00
10:30 - 17:00
19:00 - 00:00
10:30 - 17:00
19:00 - 00:00
10:30 - 17:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Barrencalle Barrena,16 | Calle Torre, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Bilbo Zaharra
  • Neighbourhood: Bilbo Zaharra
  • Phone Number: 649695838

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