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La Cuchara de San Telmo

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Calle 31 de Agosto, 28, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 43 54 46
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19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 19:30 - 23:30
Wed - Sun 12:30 - 17:30
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place has it all. Great vibe, food and drinks! We definitely enjoyed every moment. Do arrive early as it gets very crowded.

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Thank Jack D
Barcelona, Spain
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

How to express how much we love this place? A modest bar that puts out the most incredible plates of pintxos (Basque tapas). It's often crowded, but don't let that stop you - just push (gently and politely) through the crowd, sneak into a spot at the bar and order plate after plate of Basque deliciousness. Wash it down with... More 

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Thank Laura F
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy, everyone after the foie gras. Which is cheap with great quality. But I would say too busy. Not the best place to sit outside during winter. I've attached a photo which I took when I entered the bar.

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Thank T012933
Halifax, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tapas bars in San Sebastiation.There are a million, all the same. How this town got this gastronomic reputation is absolutely beyond me. We had a spend two weeks in this place, what a waste of time. EVERY single bar (and there are hundreds) are ALL THE SAME. Of course this is not actually true it just seems like it. You... More 

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Thank Ken P
Copenhagen, Denmark
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The number of dishes to try and their taste is simply too good to miss. We went there atleast 3 times during our visit this time and my personal favourite was the risotto. The place can be crowded and has limited seating space outside but it shouldnt be a deterrent if you wanna experience this place and San Sebastian in... More 

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Thank AshishDsouza
Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is amazing. The place is small and super crowed but that's because it's so good. I loved the fact that you order and they cook it fresh. The calf cheeks with mashed potato just fell apart and melted in your mouth. The grilled calamari and squid was fresh and perfectly seasoned. The house wine by the glass... More 

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Thank JodiApril2011
Lisbon, Portugal
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Be patience, best choices are the Tuna, the Risotto, the Foie gras and Pulpo. Both with a glass of wine are perfect choices. If possible go there before 0800pm and have the desert on another place.

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Thank Pedro_Diener_Pereira
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Getting Michelin stars quality in a tavern where you stand at the balcony and food is coming from a minuscule kitchen is an achievement. Delicious!

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Thank jtg65
Majorca, Spain
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226 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This is a tiny place but with outdoor seating too. We just stood at the bar and had a glass of wine and a pintxo. The pintxos are more expensive than in other places but they are also bigger. We had the roast octopus and the foie. Both were good. They don't have pintxos on the bar here; all are... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent flavors, worth the wait. Very o egg iginal versions of some classic tapas. Culinary maturity above the age of the crew. Don't miss this place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
19:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 17:30
Thursday
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 17:30
Friday
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 17:30
Saturday
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 31 de Agosto, 28, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 43 54 46

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