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    ( 20 reviews )

Calle de Maria Munoz 8, Old Town, Bilbao, Spain, 48005

Serves meat, vegan options available. Typical bar serves an array of pintxos, some of which are vegan including seitan and tofu bocadillos, pizza, sandwiches, burgers and salads. No English spoken. Open Mon-Fri 12:00pm-12:00am, Sat 12:00am-1:00am.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Pizza, Spanish, Non-veg

Reviews (20)

First Review by irenesf

Looking for vegan "pichos" - Edit

We went there because we saw they had vegan "pinchos". Only one. That was a little frustrating, but we stayed anyway. The staff was very friendly. I ordered the only vegan "pincho" and... It tasted delicious!! My non-vegan friends told me other "pinchos" were really good too.
The place wasn't expensive.
I really liked the decoration too.

Pros: Friendly staff, Good food, Good place

Cons: Only one vegan "pincho"

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Don't be affraid and you will be WELL served - Edit

It was a nice surprise when I was a first time to this bar (it is a must visit when I am to Bilbao) . It is like a typical old and dirty rock bar, but when you go in and see the menu your eyes open with so many vegan options! Sandwiches, vegeburgers, salads, etc. It is all delicious (although a bit oily). It is cheap, so you will be even more surprised with it.

The only complain that you can have are the bartenders, they are quite specific and not always nice. But don't be affraid of them.

It DOES NOT ACCEPT credit cards aswell.

However, if you have a non vegan friends bring they here, you all will be happy. In contrary case, come here too!

Pros: many many many many vegan options, cheap, nice ambient

Cons: unfriendly staff, does not accept cards

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Fine food but unpleasant people - Edit

If you're tourist you might want to have a look at this place because it's situated next to everything you'd like to visit ;)
Food is inexpensive and it tasted pretty good, despite the not so big portions.
Unfortunately the main issue is about the service : waiters were impolite and ignored us til they finished chitchatting with some friends. And they asked us to pick up our plate in a rather rude way :/
It made us feel they weren't thrilled about having foreigners in their restaurant...

Updated from previous review on Tuesday May 06, 2014

Pros: Fair Prices, Fast and tasty, Several vegan options

Cons: Bad service

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mik 21 Jun 2014 - Don´t take it personal, after all staff at Muga are infamous for being a bit... uh, foolish.. even towards us locals :-)

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The only place for vegan pintxos - Edit

A cool bar in the old town, with good beer and decent selection of vegan fast food. We really liked it there and came back two evenings in the row. I was surprised to see so many people complaining about the service here: hey, it's an alternative, a bit punky bar so perhaps you need to adjust your expectations:)

Also, if you want to try vegan pintxos (the Basque equivalent of tapas), you basically have no other choice but to go to Muga.

Pros: located in the Old Town, lots of vegan options, nice atmosphere of a local bar

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Bocatas muy buenos, atenciòn del personal no mucho - Edit

He comido un bocadillo vegetariano con seitan, humus pimiento y tomate, estaba muy bueno pero hay que reconocer que la atenciòn de los chicos que trabajan allí es bastante mala.. igualmente como en Bilbao parece que no hay muchos sitios para vegetarianos, es una buena opciòn para comer algo bueno!

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Dilemma: the wrong attitude - the right food - Edit

It could have been so good, but.....

The staff was mega-rude and the music extremely loud; when we finally were paid attention to, we had to scream our order at the bar.

Meanwhile, the other barman provoked a fight with a customer who ordered a beer (as in "what are YOU looking at?!"). He left before we did...

After seeing this, we decided to get the food to-go. When we found a bench outside and unwrapped dinner... we found they got our order wrong!!

Pros: good food , multiple vegan options, inexpensive

Cons: seriously unpleasant staff, weird atmosphere, medium to small portions

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very unpleasant experience - Edit

Don't go if you're a foreigner - they just serve locals and ignore the rest of the human race. I got a menu and sat outside. After a while, they came just to say that the kitchen was about to close. I left and then realized they were shouting an order from another table to the kitchen. At least, they let you read their menu. Very bad service.

Pros: centrally located (in "casco antiguo"), great variety of sandwiches

Cons: unpleasant people

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Yes, good food! - Edit

Almost all the pinxtos in Bilbao contain meat or fish, so it wasn't easy to eat vegetarian there. Luckily we discovered this place. Very good and food I like: Seitan, tofu, vegetable tempura etc. As a result we ate too much!

Pros: Good food, Healthy, Nice atmosphere and music

Cons: Poor english

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Delicious food - Edit

I often go to this place and I've always loved their sandwiches they have variety of cheap vegan dishes. The service is a bit rude but worth it

Pros: yummy, cheap

Cons: crowded , a bit impolite service

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Nice food & good atmosphere - Edit

Today all pintxos were vegetarian or vegan. Nice selection of tasty options. It's also not expensive. The restaurant crowd is alternative it's quite low key and it has a friendly vibe.

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Great value for money! - Edit

In such a carnivore world such as the Basque Country, is great to find cheap and tasty vegan sandwiches and tapas in an atmosphere with nice vibe. What a pity that is not a pure-veg bar!

Pros: Inexpensive, Tasty fast-food, Location

Cons: Non-veg

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Nom Nom - Edit

Supergood vegan food and nice ambiente :) fast kitchen. The prices are super ok for the quality. Im sitting here second time already in two days. Came back fast ^^
Updated from previous review on Tuesday November 26, 2013

Pros: Amazing Food, Fast Kitchen, Cute Design

Cons: No English

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Cheap Yet Good - Edit

This is right outside my apartment, and it is good that it is cheap. Two people can have beer, whine, and pintxos for 6,50€. They do serve meat, so there is something for everyone.

Pros: Cheap, Good Location

Cons: Atmosphere could be better

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