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Sotera

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Indautxu
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Calle Licenciado Poza, 26, 48011 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 41 64 83
Today
12:00 - 03:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 07:30 - 01:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 03:00
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Port Hueneme, California
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217 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Following a very long flight from the states, enduring airline food, and wanting something close to the hotel, Sotera filled the needs. It also lets those silly early (8:30) foreigners a chance to eat. Excellent help from the waiter describing fish we weren't familiar with. The food was fresh but not seasoned or presented well. Very large portions from starters... More 

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Thank Robert B
Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Had baby-squid and grilled Seabass. Both were excellent dishes. Large portions! White housewine was ok, but not great. It's an authentic pintxos-bar also, they still serve the classics, where others seam to compete in making their pintxos modern and elaborate...

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Thank stijnbarbe
Bahamas
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

We did not want a late night and my husband wanted dinner instead of pintxos, so we were ushered to the very spacious dining room at the back just after 8:45 pm. There was only one other person having dinner on his own. We had noticed the daily menu posted outside the restaurant, which looked quite good, but the waiter... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Sotera is a busy place, and open on Sunday's. The food is good and they serve a good variety of Pintxos. Plenty of other bars nearby, but this one stands out.

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Thank WorldNavigator57
Setubal, Portugal
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

One of the reason why I like Bilbao is that in terms of food it is very difficult to go wrong since all the restaurants I have tried in Bilbao were all very good. And this one is no exception the tapas and the plates were all very good. When I went for lunch the restaurant was full of local......and... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

It is difficult to go wrong with Tapas (Pinchos) in Bilbao, there are many excellent bars to choose from. However this bar- restaurant stands out for the variety and complexity of its Tapas. Prices vary but are about 1.5 to 2.15 euro each. The staff are friendly and the Tapas of the highest quality. Seating is at the bar but... More 

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Getxo
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

Bilbao is plenty of good and nice restaurants, This is not one of them. The owner is a vociferous woman. The food is very normal and the atmosphere is continuously tense.

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Thank Puchero1
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

We were lured into a back restaurant through the nice bodega where we wanted to sit it with the local Saturday crowd, to a back room with an expensive sit down menu. We were the only guests there. We take self criticism for not leaving straight away, but hunger and fatigue stopped us. You should insist on the bodega!

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Thank Kjersti A
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

Delicious traditional Basque dishes. The scrambled eggs with foie gras is heaven on plate. Meats are served perfectly rare. The T-bone to share comes on a sizzling plate so if you prefer it cooked more you can leave it for longer, if not take it off quickly! We ate in the restaurant but the pinxtos looked great too. Lots of... More 

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Thank Fiona S
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

The pintxos are great but I would also recommend the chipirones en su tinta (cuttlefish in black ink). This place is particularly good for its variety of seafood pintxos. Try the cod skewer seasoned with paprika - delicious and perfectly cooked.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 01:30
12:00 - 03:00
Monday
07:30 - 01:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 01:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 01:30
Thursday
07:30 - 01:30
Saturday
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Licenciado Poza, 26, 48011 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Indautxu
  • Neighbourhood: Indautxu
  • Phone Number: +34 944 41 64 83

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