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Borda Berri

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Fermin Calbeton, 12, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
943430342
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great pinxtos

It is a small and crowded tapas/pinxtos bar in the centre of the old town. We had some of the best tapas ever. Exciting and inventive dishes. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Jan-Erik P
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Waldkirchen, Germany
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Waldkirchen, Germany
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It is a small and crowded tapas/pinxtos bar in the centre of the old town. We had some of the best tapas ever. Exciting and inventive dishes. Highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you visit San Sebastian you must go here!!!! By far one of the best restaurants. I had the veal cheeks and risotto which were both amazing. Considering how busy it gets the service is fast.

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Syracuse, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of seemingly a hundred bar in Porto Vieja. It's small. There are no chairs - you'll stand for your meal. But the food is phenomenal! Great pitxnos - risotto, pork rib kabob, steak filet - all amazing. They also have crab ravioli, cod, fish of the day, and pig ear tapas, wine and San Miguel beer. Expect... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is an order only Pintxo bar. The food is very good, service sort of mediocre. they sort of make you feel like you are lucky to be eating in their tiny little restaurant. Don't get me wrong though, if you are pintxo bar hopping this is a must, but get there early...they seem to close early. The pulpo was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great bat in San Sebastián, a little pricey but right in the tourist area of old town so what do you expect. Fantastic food

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The tapas or pintxos here are more like Italian taster dishes - we arrived too late for the rice dish that flew out in front of us, but we had the crab ravioli, pigs cheek and pigs ear. I coldlive without thye pigs ear (probably me just being squeamish) but the ox cheek was amazing, wine good, atmosphere buzzing. I'd... More 

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Biarritz, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Seriously the best pintxos (tapas) I've ever had. We ordered so much from the menu with the risotto being my favorite. Everything was good and tasty - you can't go wrong with sampling from the menu. It gets crowded in there so be prepared to sit at the counter or stand while eating your food. Don't be intimidated by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Borda Berri is an experience not to be missed. The place is almost always packed (even in the quiet season), so it is generally standing room only. Don't let this put you off as each of the pinxtos they serve is a small delight. The prices are excellent for the degree of craftmanship in the dishes.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The tapas, unlike in many other bars, are not displayed on the counter but written on the menu board. So, it requires a bit of confidence to trust the way they will be prepared. But this is truly rewarded once the food is served ... it is amongst the best in San Sebastian!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Awesome little spot for tapas - was recommended to us by our hotel and we weren't disappointed! It was packed, but the food came fast and was delicious - get the octopus!

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Address: Fermin Calbeton, 12, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Phone Number: 943430342
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Guipuzcoa Province  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fermin Calbeton, 12, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Guipuzcoa Province  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: 943430342

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business

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