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Borda Berri

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Calle Fermin Calbeton, 12, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
943430342
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12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Cash Only

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  • 644
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  • 271
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 12
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing short rib pinxtos!!!

these folks are famous for their short rib tapas (pinxtos). It is a melt-in-your-mouth tidbit that will have you ordering 4 more to make a meal- so, so good. Enjoy with a nice glass of Rioja tinto.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
joshua m
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

these folks are famous for their short rib tapas (pinxtos). It is a melt-in-your-mouth tidbit that will have you ordering 4 more to make a meal- so, so good. Enjoy with a nice glass of Rioja tinto.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food's so good I ate here 3 times in two days. Veal cheek, pork rib, octopus and the risotto were the standouts. Not to be missed.

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Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Try their octopus. Very recommended. Their veal cheeks also best. All the foods i try today is best and delicious...

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot. Get the braised veal cheeks, they are delicious and A to deal. It is a small place and the people are very friendly.

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Dublin
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is the business. Seriously. There's lots of little tapas bars that sell cold, pre-made tapas in this area, however this place is special. It's not like the rest.They cook to order and oh my god, the hot dishes are so good. Try the melt in the mouth, beef cheek dish or the risotto with the local sheeps milk... More 

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do not miss these dishes when you come here: the pulpo (octopus) and the risotto. My friends also loved the steak as well as the pork ribs kebab. It's a tiny place so you have to come early or be patient as you wait for open space but the wait is worth it. Service was fast and excellent as well!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Veal cheeks so tender to the touch of the fork that you have trouble picking it up, melt in your mouth. Risotto is heavenly. Nothing is displayed on the bar, all made on order. Very fresh. One of the most affordable pinxtos places in town.

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Biarritz, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though there are a hundred alternative bars and plenty that are a lot quieter I keep coming back to Borda Berri on visits to San Sebastian. They certainly have something to interest locals and tourists alike.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok, not that I've eaten so much callos de bacalao in my life (how I wish) but I've got a fair share of experiences when we were there last month. All of you should try it and really it is amazing! One of their speciality!!! And of course this bar is very famous because everything else is really good! My... More 

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Melboutne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for hot cooked to order pinxtos as recommended by our Airbnb hosts and were not disappointed. Everything was delicious! We tried to go back another night but it was closed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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