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Gandarias Jatetxea

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C/ 31 de Agosto, 23, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 42 63 62
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant was packed! We waited about an hour, but it was well worth it. Great decor and pintxos, nice wine list reasonably priced, and the monkfish was the greatest I've ever had. Went with 6 of my greatest friends, and it was an experience to remember. If you find yourself in San Sebastian, go on a Pintxo Crawl, and... More 

Thank andrewleej
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite a bigger pintxos bar, with a fresher variety of tapas, the must haves are: • Solomillo (tenderloin) • Ostras (oysters) • Risotto • Gulas (baby eels) Definitely enjoy some of the local favourite drinks (txakoli or cider), but I'd always go for the Tinto de Verano - red wine with lemon Fanta!! So crisp :)

Thank ozzgurl
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to go to the restaurant area or to the pintxos area. Always crowded is the only one with non stop kitchen until midnight in all the old town.

Thank Marco V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spending two nights in San Sebastián we visited almost 10 different tapas/pintxos bars and this became our favorite. There are other cheaper places but we felt the pintxos looked fresher and more attractive here. We really liked all we tasted. Always quick to give new plates, heated the ones that be served warm/hot and very pleasant ambience. The better wines... More 

Thank Bengtnnn
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They do the pintxos thing too but cheesecake is their speciality. Have savoury stuff elsewhere and come here for desert!

Thank Tim K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Pintxos named "sollomijo", an old-aged beef steak on the top of the pintxos, was very tasty, as if it were Kobe beef. Do not forget to order this.

Thank hiro_yukawa
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This would be my go to pintxos bar in San Sebastian. The selection, quality, and service is outstanding. They also have a great selection of Spanish wines. Visit the city, try different pintxos bars but make sure you stop at this one.

Thank marchuk
Tel Aviv, Israel
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i wont go into specifics about what i like, but this place i did not like. above and beyond the effort necessary to get a dish, the food was just bad. i had a pie with porc stuffing (i think) and a bread with green pepper and cod. i was planning on having a lot more but i hinestly left... More 

Thank Elliott S
Aitor U, Responsable de Comunicación at Gandarias Jatetxea, responded to this review

First of all, thank you for your opinion and your comments. Criticism helps us improve. However, we are sorry to hear that your experience was not satisfactory. We regret the pintxos were not of your liking. We would have liked to know you found some of them too cold, to heat them up for you. We are also very sorry... More 

Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time in San Sebastian and our first experience with a true Tapas place. We were lucky enough to get a recommendation from another restaurant to visit and ended up coming a few times during our stay in San Sebastian. The food was excellent and the service was superb!! We met Alvaro our first night and with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Great food and service. The waiters are very friendly and speak English. Great atmosphere and they have a bar or a sit down area. Try the Pinxto called Solomillo - it is delicious!

Thank Claire O

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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
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/ 31 de Agosto, 23, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 42 63 62
We offer traditional Basque cuisine in the heart of the Old Town in Donostia-San Sebastian. As well as a bar offering an array of pintxos (tapas), we have an extensive menu specialising in meats, Iberian hams and sea food, as well as a wide range of national and international wines. We are open all day.

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