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La Ribera Market

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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“fresh produce”(24 reviews)
“tapas”(64 reviews)
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Calle de la Ribera, 22, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
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All reviews food market fresh produce tapas great market meat and fish self catering food hall for sale the river paella covered market old market beautiful stained glass ham at lunchtime local foods worth a visit
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is quite astonishing with all its fishmongers and vegetable stands...... one floor is dedicated to food, one can stop for an hour, and enjoy hundreds of types of pintxos ( the equivalent of tapas iin Spain) here we are in the center of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Artkk
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday afternoon after hopping off our bus tour. Sadly we were too late to visit the actual market but the food hall is a must visit. A great place to people watch whilst enjoying the vast variety of pinxtos on offer...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wilkinsonlesley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a traditional market here and also a food court with several suppliers offering, pintxos, paella, pizza, and much more. We came here for pintxos and drinks twice and were not disappointed. The food court area didn’t shut down for siesta and remains open...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MsWorldWide1986
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The small market is full of Spanish cuisine wonders and the best part is eating at the pitxos bars inside the market. But don't wait to come late, otherwise you will not find a place!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank limagrand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One floor of this old (covered) market is devoted to food - one Pintxos (tapas) bar after another with an amazing selection of food and wine. Lots of seating area too, so you don't have to stand up and eat!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pat931
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is supposed to be the second largest fresh market in Europe and it could very well be. It is full of fresh meats, fish, and vegetables as well as other things. The "shops" are amazing and you will see some fresh fish that you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kathy88888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

a good choice for a quick bite, a glass of wine, a coffee or a martini cocktail. Lots of pintxos, my favourite meal in Bilbao:) the market worth a visit also for its design.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Monica-pisica
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a stop we chose on the Hop On Hop Off and I'm glad we did. Just wandering through the array of Pintxos and drinks and lounge like seating was an experience. Even if you're not hungry just stop by and try something. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 December 2018

Huge market full of interesting hustle and bustle. Interesting cuts of meat and all kinds of fish to be seen. Lots of fruits and vegetables, too. My favourite, though, was the stained glass windows, some featuring birds. Near the river. Closes early afternoon, so visit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Howarth S
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Great place to have a look around and maybe purchase a foodie item or two. This is a very modern food market in a very old hall. Wonderful food displays.

Date of experience: November 2018
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5 September 2016|
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Response from Kit L | Reviewed this property |
Food bars in Mercado are open on Sunday not fresh food market section.
14 October 2015|
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Response from nikko1974UK | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The market is open Mon-Fri: 08:00-14:00 & 17:00-19:00 Sat: 8:00-14:30 But check once in Bilbao as those might be summer opening times. You want good restaurants? I could not recommend any. I just went to pintxos bars... More