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La Cuchara de San Telmo


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner


US$6 - US$11
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours

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All reviews suckling pig foie gras octopus tapas razor clams cochinillo pigs ears burrata blood sausage pork pig's ear pollo cod steak bread pintxos bar standing room only
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've tried a few dishes - all the food was absolutely amazing. But it was quite crowded in the middle of the day in the week so I cannot imagine how full it must be on weekends.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Miriam K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My go to for pintxos when I’m in San Sebastián ..... they open at 8:00pm and people were already waiting in line to get in. It is so worth it. Price is very reasonable and they give you a huge portion. My sister and I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Olala
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited La Cuchara de San Telmo at 8pm. It was moderately crowded. I found a menu and started to place an order. The bartender told me to go to the other end of the bar as there was space there. I ordered octopus, beef...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank DrewM32
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most lived pintxos bars in the city, and it sure does live up to its reputation of having really long lines and really good food. La Cuchara de San Telmo for me is the epitome of a pintxos bar. It's quite a...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank thedenisecampos
Reviewed 9 January 2019

A must try Bar while in San Sebastian. Make sure you try the beef cheeks with a glass of Cava. I love their Foie Gras - it was light and tasty. It is hidden and thus more quiet compared to the other bars.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Colette2012
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

This is a special pinchos place: here one can choose what size of portion wants (just to try or a full value dish), and what is important the bread will be served separately; the quality will be amazing! We ordered 4 different pinchos, and everything...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank oof27es
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

This spot was recommended to us not only by our AirBnB host, but by pretty much every other person/bar tender we would ask as we toured the city. When we finally stopped here, we were not disappointed. While most of the pinxtos you’ll find elsewhere...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Firestarter777
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

On every trip to San Sebastián we have to stop by at least once at this legendary tapas bar. Everything they offer is great. The wines by the glass are excellent as well. Love it.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JaimeEscalanteMAD
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

You have to go to this place! Bustling and friendly bar with all the usual pintxos on the bar, but ask for a menu and order the suckling pig (comes in two sizes, we had small and it was actually a decent size). It was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lou494
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Everything was fine with the food, service with the server was ok, ...the problem was when they brought the bill. The charged me £10 more for something that I didn’t asked for. I asked for pork pintxo but not half portion as they argued. I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Mehrnaz M
2 August 2016|
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Response from Tony and Javier P | Reviewed this property |
We went at lunch time, but we also know that they are opened in the evenings, because we tried but it was full and couldn't get a table. Worth trying to get it.
12 April 2015|
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Response from Cleo2003 | Reviewed this property |
Hi this is a casual pintxo bar and standing room only. No need for reservation. Not sure about exact opening times - they're open for lunch and closes around 2 pm. Reopens again for dinner till late.
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