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16 reviews of Café Iruña

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A classic to discover

There is nothing like having a good host when you go to a city like Bilbao. My friend Mertxe took me to eat tapas and to enjoy the great atmosphere of this city’s classic.

When I got to Bilbao I didn’t have time to unpack and went directly to this place, it was the best way to start the trip. It is a luxury available to everyone, since if you don’t want to sit in the restaurant tables you can stay in the bar and taste some tapas or have a delicious pincho “moruno”, one of the best I’ve had as of late.

The Iruña has a curious combination of modernism and tradition. I couldn’t ask for anything else, it was the perfect way to start my vacation in Bilbao. Not to be missed!
Dónde vamos Eva
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A classic….completely recommended!

There were a few years we didn’t go to Bilbao, but, when there, we always stop at Café Iruna for a drink. It’s a mythical café, a Bilbao tradition. It’s “pinchos” (tiny dishes) are famous, especially the pincho moruno and the “serranitos.”

There’s nothing better than having a pincho moruno and a wine from Iruna. It’s a classic, that I completely recommend. Additionally, the establishment is very nicely decorated – in the mudejar style – with tiles and painted murals on the walls and ceilings. It’s very big and has a lot of tables, although it can still get packed at certain hours making it difficult to find a table.
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The café of the people of bilbao

The Café Iruña is located downtown, next to the Jardines de Albia. The daily pulse of the city is located in these three streets: institutions, commercial district, the tribunals, the Gran Vía, one of the areas of leisure of the city, with bars open day and night.

The lunch menus and pinchos are famous in this place, especially the “pinchos morunos” (spiced meat on a stick) that are made every day in the traditional way. Everyone meets in this Café: young students, gangs, high society ladies that meet there every day for coffee, business men, tourists, lawyers and judges making a stop before going back to court.
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In the heart of bilbao

In the heart of Bilbao, close to the Corte Inglés, we find this timeless café.

It’s been open to the public since 1903 and, in my opinion, the most characteristic part of it is its decoration, full of history. It has a peculiar decoration with Mudejar style tiles (it received the Special Award to the Best Coffee in Spain 2000, awarded by the prestigious "Café Crème Guide to the Cafés of Europe").

This Bilbao classic has a bar full of pinchos, tapas, plates (whatever you want to call them) where you can enjoy with friends and family. It is a very nice place for everyone and the prices are great, you can get a menu on holidays for 15 Euros.
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I arrived here by minube. When you cross the threshold of the door you realize that you're not wrong. It is one of those places that leave their mark. Opened in 1903, it preserves the soul of that time. You can eat skewers or men, I have done 2 things. Skewers, very good, you Podis not leave without trying their famous "kebabs". They make grilled in a corner of the room. Of men, several dishes first and second. I opt for baked cod Marmitako and not equivoqu me. Tangerine sorbet dessert, unbeatable. Definitely one of those places that I will recommend to everyone visiting Bilbao. By the way, they have free WiFi.


Llegué aquí gracias a minube. Cuando cruzas el umbral de la puerta te das cuenta que no te has equivocado. Es uno de esos sitios que dejan huella. Inaugurado en 1903, conserva todo el alma de ese tiempo. Se puede comer de pinchos o de menú, yo ya he hecho las 2 cosas. Los pinchos, muy buenos, no os podéis ir sin probar sus famosos "pinchos morunos". Los hacen a la brasa en una esquina del local. De menú, varios platos de primero y de segundo. Yo opté por Marmitako y bacalao al horno, no me equivoqué. De postre sorbete de mandarina, inmejorable. Sin duda, uno de esos rincones que recomendare a todo el mundo que visite Bilbao. Por cierto, disponen de Wifi gratis.
Francisco calleja
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Local history

The coffee Iruña is a local town of Bilbao that represents the city. Active since 1903, has become a true symbol. You can access the restaurant area passing through the revolving door, or stand in the bar area. in both cases you will be amazed by the decor and the environment always crowded and loud, as if no time had passed! Even if you do not have much time, passateci, at least to try their spicy 'pincho moruno' (lamb skewer): goodness, washed down with a good beer.

Locale storico

Il caffè Iruña è un locale storico di Bilbao che ben rappresenta la città. Attivo dal 1903, è ormai un vero simbolo. Potete accedere alla zona ristorante passando attraverso la porta girevole, oppure sostare nella zona bar. in entrambi i casi rimarrete stupiti dalla decorazione e dall'ambiente sempre affollato e chiassoso: come se il tempo non fosse passato!

Anche se non avete molto tempo, passateci, almeno per provare il loro speziato 'pincho moruno' (spiedino di agnello): una bontà, da innaffiare con una buona birra.
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Shish kebabs, mudjar style

In the heart of Bilbao: beautiful decoration of inspiration mudjar, shish kebabs, polychrome ceilings, wall paintings and an incredible menu at good prices. A unique rincn, witnessed meetings prestigious Basque poets and writers like Po Baroja, Miguel de Unamuno and Indalecio Prieto. Singular monument and Special Award for Best Caf Spain 2000, awarded by the prestigious Guide to the Caf Crme Cafs of Europe.

Pinchitos morunos, estilo mudéjar

En el corazón de Bilbao: preciosa decoración de inspiración mudéjar, pinchitos morunos, techos policromados, pinturas murales y un menú increíble a buen precio. Un rincón único, testigo de encuentros de prestigiosos poetas y escritores vascos, como Pío Baroja, Miguel de Unamuno o Indalecio Prieto. Monumento Singular y Premio Especial al Mejor Café de España 2000, concedido por la prestigiosa “Café Crème Guide to the Cafés of Europe”.
Belén Carmona
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Upon arrival at bilbao, and as always...

Upon arrival at Bilbao, and as always, by minube recommend leaving, we went to eat and have coffee iruña left happy. In this case we have eaten the menu and have enjoyed immensely. A very substantial and BUENISIMAS portions and reasonable prices. Not to mention the decor which we loved. 10

Nada más llegar a Bilbao, y como siempre, dejándonos recomendar por minube, hemos ido a comer al café iruña y hemos salido encantados.

En este caso hemos comido el menú, y hemos disfrutado muchísimo. Unas raciones muy considerables y buenísimas y a muy buen precio.

Por no hablar de la decoración, que nos ha encantado.

Un 10
Tere Cabot
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Spacious and central

Very good to drink. A classic with Irua Cafe not far away. They also have a medium gives men. Spacious and cntrico.

Amplio y centrico

Muy bien para tomar algo. Un clásico con el Cafe Iruña no muy lejos. Tambien tienen un menú a medio día. Amplio y céntrico.
Daniel Seveno
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Iruña coffee is another place of know...

Iruña Coffee is another place of known tapeomás of Bilbao, great tapas and the ambientillo we breathe. On July 7, coinciding with the Sanfermines txupinazo A small party with champagne and the little things. Rustic decor and very good food. It is highly recommendable although it tends to be peta people, especially on weekends.

El café Iruña es otro de los lugares de tapeomás conocidos de la capital vizcaína, fantásticas sus tapas y el ambientillo que se respira. El día 7 de julio, coincidiendo con el txupinazo de los Sanfermines se hace una pequeña fiesta con champán y esas cosillas. Decoración rústica y muy buena comida. Es totalmente recomendable aunque tiende a estar petao de gente, sobre todo los fines de semana.
Cris MS
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Cafe iruã

Very nice tapas bar

Cafe iruña

Bar de tapas muy agradable
Susana Velasco
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Another good recommendation minube. i...

Another good recommendation minube. It is a charming restaurant and delicious snacks. Too bad we discovered on the last day in Bilbao and could not taste the kebabs, we were told they were served starting at 7 pm and we were before. One more reason to return to this beautiful city.

Otra buena recomendación de minube. Es un restaurante con mucho encanto y riquísimos pinchos. Lástima que lo descubrimos el último día en Bilbao y no pudimos probar los pinchos morunos, nos dijeron que los servían a partir de las 7 de la tarde y nos íbamos antes. Una razón más para volver a esta bonita ciudad.
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Kebabs and croquettes

Leaving me again for minube, rich, rich!

Pinchos morunos y croquetas

Dejándome llevar de nuevo por minube, rico, rico!
Ramón Puchades
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Best of bilbao

Very good place for tapas pintxos exquisite and very good service. Well located is large, and nicely decorated bar and lounge. Lovely food, the daily menu for 13 € is perfect. I recommend it for price, quality and location. I love it

El mejor de bilbao

Muy buen sitio para tapear con exquisitos pintxos y muy buen servicio. Bien localizado es grande, y muy bien decorado el bar y el salón. La comida es buenísima, el menú del día por 13€ es perfecto. Lo recomiendo por precio, calidad y situación. Os encantara
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Good place for summer

Good place for summer

Buen lugar para veraneo.
cONCHI Izquierdo Tornell
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Information about Café Iruña

Café Iruña Phone Number
+34 944 249 059
+34 944 249 059
Café Iruña Address
Colón de larreategui
Colón de larreategui
Café Iruña Opening Hours
mon 7:00 - 1:00
tue 7:00 - 1:00
wed 7:00 - 1:00
thu 7:00 - 1:00
fri 7:00 - 2:00
sat 9:00 - 1:00
sun 12:00 - 1:00
Café Iruña Website
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