There is globe in this fine bar and cafe but that not the only reason why El Globo is popular among the masses. The food and wonderful ambiance set makes this a very sought after place to catch up with friends over a cup of coffee or even wine. The subtle lightening by hanging lamps provides for a good setting. If you feel claustrophobic you could always head outside, where the service is equally great. Kindly check the website or call ahead for additional information.
It's a venue that changes functions throughout the day to suit its clients. You can come for a late breakfast snack, pop in at lunchtime for tapas or come in the evening for serious drinking and music. You'll see displays of work by 'alternative' painters on the walls and you can entertain yourself chatting with friends or playing board games.
La Taberna de los Mundos is a busy restaurant with a kitchen that shows culinary influences from all over the world, you'll find a wide range of imaginative dishes on the menu like endives stuffed with monk fish, prawns and country-style omelet with cod. It's so popular during the week you can't make reservations at lunchtime. You just have to turn up and hope you're lucky. The management organizes regular exhibitions of travel photography (to complement the exotic artifacts decorating the mahogany dining room walls) and other cultural activities. Check website for more details.
Housed in an old warehouse, the Asador Kerren has been a local favorite for the tasty fare it has on offer. Grilled meats and fish are the specialties and they're best accompanied by fine wines like Viña Vallabona. The interior perfectly evokes the style and atmosphere of an authentic old tavern, with bare stone walls lit by old-fashioned wrought-iron lamps. The lunchtime clientele tends to be office workers, but this place is also popular among tourists who want a taste of the local flavors.
There's a varied program of cultural activities on offer here and admission is free M-F and at weekends you can dance to the latest hits. The live shows are musical concerts, stand-up comics or café-theater performances and you can dine at the same time, choosing from a range of delicious house platters of cheeses, cured hams, cold meats and canapés. If you come for breakfast, try El camarote de los Hermanos Marx (The Marx Brothers' Cabin), a house special containing nine different types of ingredient. The interior has an atmospheric 1950s decor and you'll find it in the city's nightlife zone.
Zaka is a Spanish restaurant in Bilbao, Spain. Zaka serves authentic Spanish local food to its guest. Amazing ambiance, blended with Rustic interiors and wooden furniture, this place gives a very cozy and comfortable feel. The menu is seasonal, and ingredients are locally sourced from farmers and artisans, in order to provide fresh and quality food to their guests. Wine and cocktails menu is also available for guests. The menu includes Lunch, Dinner and Drinks. The staff is well trained and experienced, and very warm, making every guest feel welcome.
Casa Rufo was founded in 1955, but not as a restaurant; it was originally a shop and, although it has been a restaurant for five years, it has not abandoned its original business. Casa Rufo is, then, probably different from any other restaurant. A rustic atmosphere is created by the stone and wood decor. It is the restaurant of choice for 'executives, politicians, artists, foreigners, etc...' The specialty here is meat. The visitor here should try a good Chop or Fillet Steak. The Cod Fillet is also very well prepared, as are the Paté and the Anchovies. They also assure us that the croquettes are a lot of people's favourites. Besides this there is also an exhaustive selection of wines to chose from.
It is well-known that this restaurant owes its name to Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum and has also been open for two years. The establishment shows the same modernity as the building that houses it. The dining room is completely modern in design and build. The chairs are a creation of the famous museum's architect, Frank Ghery. As you can imagine, it is essential to book well in advance. Apart from what's on offer on the menu, customers can choose from three different special menus: one classic, another contemporary, and the third based on seasonal ingredients. Here are some suggestions: Roasted Cod, Glazed Cutlets, Crunchy Red Thistle with herbs and Iberian Herbed Pork. As far as the desserts are concerned, they are all so good it's impossible to choose!