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Hidalgo 56

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Paseo colon, 15, 20002 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 27 96 54
10:00 - 00:00
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Leuven, Belgium
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371 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Behind an unassuming front, there is a small pintxos bar and if you walk through, you get to the ( limited seating ) restaurant. The tomato tartar, kokotxos and crab lasagne wre all superb, nicely presented but without pretense. Good, affordable wines. Very friendly service, with the owner repeatedly checking if all was OK. Very modest prices for the quality... More 

Thank Travel_Jan95
Atlanta, GA
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I will go back! The food made the unmemorable setting worth it. The staff was helpful overall, but the food was the main star of the show. We had various dishes, but the pork cheek was amazing. I encourage a visit here!

Thank me_heart_traveling
Thirroul, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

It was our worst experience we have had in Europe. Firstly the customer service- there wasn't any unless you were a local. The server would take our empty glass and not even ask us if we would like another drink. We had to get up and ask for a drink whilst locals were getting their drinks topped up without them... More 

Thank Saramcglaughlin
Sydney, Australia
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308 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Lots of good pinxos in San S, but this one is one of the better ones. Busy but worth it. Recommended.

Thank Andrew H
Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Having been fortunate to visit San Sebastián a number of times and sampled pintxos at many bars, I've developed a preference for the bars in the Gros area, and this place stands out in particular. Ignore the counter top pintxos and order the special pintxos from the menu. The ravioli of wild mushrooms merits special mention, but in general the... More 

Thank PJR1972
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140 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

THE BAR : The chef at the back won a Michelin star in 1994 at the original Hidalgo when it was owned by his parents. Today Juan Marie Humada continue to produce Michelin quality pintxos and regularly hosts meetings of the Gastronomic Association of San Sebastian, while his wife and sommelier Nubia Regalado works front of house. The pintxos here... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Blood sausage pintxo is strongly recommended! The staff was lovely and friendly during my stay. Filled my wine glass quite high without a blink and were very kind to my solo traveling. I asked them for their recommendations for the rest of the pintxos and they were more than pleased to select everything delicious for me to try. I have... More 

Thank napakettu7
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Classic French food meets Basque cuisine in this pintxo bar. We prefered The Gros to the Old Town, less turisty.

Thank Teija K
Vientiane Province, Laos
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

The food was ok but the service so rude. Obviously aren't fans of tourists, and not subtle in showing it. Not recommended for visitors

Thank GAroundTown
London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

.....but I like it! That is the only English the owner / chef Juan knows! Great guy. Luckily his wife who runs front of house speaks perfect English! Amazing food. Extremely interesting & well crafted. Great choice. The place has a lovely vibe & is very friendly! It's in the Gros area which sometimes doesn't get the same attention as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo colon, 15, 20002 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 27 96 54

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?