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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
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 17:30
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 19:30 - 23:30
Wed - Sun 12:30 - 17:30
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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!

Thank jtg65
Majorca, Spain
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224 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank LisaMarieSykes
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Pelolo
Shanghai, China
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During my stay in San Sebastian I decided to stroll from bar to bar. Hard to say what is the best bar but this one is one of my favorites. Tapas or pintos are great. I think I always skipped my dinner in San Sebastian.

Thank Tjerk R
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible food. I had clams with burrata which was absolutely delicious. Felt like a very local experience. Extremely busy and crowded. Quite hard to get served but they do speak English which helps. Definitely go if you are in town. AMAZING.

Thank Annabel M
Barcelona, Spain
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just returned from a few days in San Sebastián and this was our favorite meal of the trip. The restaurant has a nice lively atmosphere and isn't too casual as many of the other places in town. We had the beef cheeks (amazing), octopus (very good), burrata and 1-2 more that I can't recall now. Everything with great and... More 

Thank TravellingHoya
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The foie gras...the ravioli...the brasied veal cheak...the octopus...the sweetbreads...the wine. There are many reasons to stop by and check out not one but maybe even two or three dishes at this great and lively bar. It gets crowded but the crowds cycle through pretty quickly...definitely make it part of your pintxo tour!

Thank Klick21
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite restaurant in San Seb! Would recommend to all who like more unusual cuts of meat, pigs ear etc, extremely well cooked.

Thank lrnz87
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Every time I visit San Sebastián, I always need to stop by here to check out the new menu. Food is always amazing and I leave with a full stomach and a well satisfied customer. 👍👍👍 on my book and a must to visit when in San Sebastián

Thank Michael C
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1,327 reviews
768 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Plenty of choice, warm ambiance. a bar that definitely you long for.The range of pintxos is incalculable in San Sebastian, with this little bar rises definitely over good standard. Ala carte of the best standard.

Thank Phayao13

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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
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 17:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 17:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 17:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 17:30
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?