Bilbao-Berria, Barcelona

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Plaça Nova 3, Barri Gòtic

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    Restaurante Bilbao Berria: Pintxos Not Tapas

    by riorich55 Written Jul 9, 2012

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    Friday was our second full day in Barcelona. In the morning we had taken a 3 hour walking tour through Barri Gotic and so by the end of the tour we felt that we needed to sit down for a bit and finally get our taste of some tapas. But what we ended up getting was a cousin to the Spanish tapas or Pintxos, literally food 'spiked' with a skewer or toothpick.

    This was a really great place to try out a variety of different Pintxos and between the 2 of us we tried 8 different ones. Although I can't recall exactly what each one contained I have included the pictures of what we ate and another picture of the wide variety of Pintxos that were offered.

    The facility had an upstairs and downstairs. We had our food in the downtown section with a TV on playing '80s music videos. You paid for each Pintxos by the toothpick (1,65 Euros each) and we each had a glass of wine (mine was Sangria naturally) for 1,80 Euros.

    Favorite Dish: See above and take a look at the pictures.

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    Bilbao Berria: Bilbao Berria - drinks or tapas near the Cathedral

    by sue_stone Written Feb 26, 2007

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    Bilbao Berria is a bar/café/restaurant located on Placa Nova, just across the square from the Cathedral. It has a shaded terrace area on the square, bar and eating area on the ground floor, and a further eating area downstairs.

    We first noticed it when we visited the Cathedral, and popped in here for a quick coffee. Whilst drinking the coffee, we stood at the bar admiring all of the tasty tapas treats on display.

    Favorite Dish: A few days later, Alison & I needed somewhere for lunch in the area, so returned to try some of the tapas for ourselves. We chose to sit in the non-smoking section downstairs. The place was busy with groups of office workers enjoying their lunch.

    There were plates of delicious looking little tapas all lined up - you just picked out what ever you liked the look of. Each individual item had a wooden skewer sticking out of it, and at the end of your meal the waiter counted up all of the skewers and charged you accordingly.

    Most of them were little savoury taste sensations - and there was some little desserts as well if you could fit them in. Most enjoyable, and only around 10 euro each, including a beer.

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  • Bilbao Berria: Great Pintxos

    by ciog52 Written Feb 11, 2006

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    Came across this by chance. One look through the window at the range on offer and I was an instant fan. Price ranges from 1.30? to 1.50? per item and you pay according to the number of items chosen. You put the cocktail sticks in a small container and that is how the staff know how many items you have eaten. Delicious wines and Cava. It is very popular with locals. Range of food changes all the time.

    Favorite Dish: Range changes all the time. Favourite was a goats cheese but there are so many items to chose from including desserts.

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    Bilbao-Berria: People-watch While You Feast On Tapas

    by monaco05 Written Nov 15, 2005

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    Fantastic spread of tapas! Just go ahead and pick whatever you want, the waitress will count the toothpicks at your table at the end of your meal. Large toothpicks cost 1.50 euro each, small toothpicks 1.35 euro. My friend and I loved the place so much we had lunch there two days in a row!

    The variety was slightly different on the two days... and the range is so wide that I can't even begin to describe the tapas. But everything we tried was good :) For dessert lovers, there is also a pretty good range of desserts for you to round up your meal with.

    The waiters were friendly enough and most of them understood English, but we did encounter a pretty surly waitress. Not bad enough to spoil our experience though.

    For a fantastic view of the Barric Gothic and a chance to people watch, get a seat outdoors. You might have to wait a while because people tend to sit there for quite a while... but definitely get a seat if you can. Also a great place for the guys to sit and wait while the women shop - and there are LOTS of shops around that area.

    Favorite Dish: Everything was good!

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  • Bilbao-Berria: People-watch while you feast on Great Tapas!

    by monaco13 Updated Nov 15, 2005

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    Fantastic spread of tapas! Just go ahead and pick whatever you want, the waitress will count the toothpicks at your table at the end of your meal. Large toothpicks cost 1.50 euro each, small toothpicks 1.35 euro. My friend and I loved the place so much we had lunch there two days in a row!

    The variety was slightly different on the two days... and the range is so wide that I can't even begin to describe the tapas. But everything we tried was good :) For dessert lovers, there is also a pretty good range of desserts for you to round up your meal with.

    The waiters were friendly enough and most of them understood English, but we did encounter a pretty surly waitress. Not bad enough to spoil our experience though.

    For a fantastic view of the Barric Gothic and a chance to people watch, get a seat outdoors. You might have to wait a while because people tend to sit there for quite a while... but definitely get a seat if you can. Also a great place for the guys to sit and wait while the women shop - and there are LOTS of shops around that area.

    Favorite Dish: Everything was good!!

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    Bilbao: Traditional Catalan Cuisine

    by eurotraveler5 Updated Apr 15, 2005

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    If you want to eat with the local cuisine with the locals, this is the place. This restaurant was recommended in the Eyewitness Barcelona guidebook. They are open for lunch and had a 10 Euro special, but you could also order from the menu. Waiter didn't speak English, but brought a translated menu.

    Favorite Dish: The artichoke hearts and bacon sauteed in olive oil were fabulous. Veal entrecote was a little on the rare side, but as I don't speak Spanish, it was my fault ;).

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