Unlike having bicycles, apartments, and guard dogs, having many small plates can be just as effective as one big one. Experience the deliciousness of pocket-size dishes with today's Groupon to Bilbao Spanish Restaurant & Tapas Bar, located in the University District. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Spanish fare and drinks for lunch.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Spanish fare and drinks for dinner.
Bilbao Spanish Restaurant & Tapas Bar plates traditional Spanish flair through mouthwatering small-plate tapas and entrees. Like recipes and state secrets, tapas are designed to be shared among friends. Mollify midday munchies with succulent selections from the lunch menu, featuring tapas such as the crispy red potatoes of patatas bravas ($5.25) and a tender pork-loin sandwich schmeared with cabrales cream cheese ($7.50). The extensively enchanting dinner menu includes a huge tapas array, from a slow-braised oxtail ($10.75) to a sautéed portobello mushroom crowned with warm gorgonzola cream sauce ($12.50). Up the olfactory ante by inhaling the golden glow of the paella valenciana's saffron rice, chicken, and assorted seafood ($25.50 per person). Spanish reds, whites, sparklies, and iambic odes to Iberian grapes bedeck the wine and beer menu.
Live flamenco dancers wiggle their hips through Bilbao's intimate space on Thursday and Friday nights, and live Latin music reverberates off the bright green walls on Saturday evenings. Peer past hanging red curtains to peruse Spanish-style paintings or grasp the hands of a loved one, amigo, or cable supplier over red-and-white tablecloths. Hours on Sunday, Monday,Tuesday, and Wednesday are from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m, and from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.