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Borda Berri

Fermin Calbeton 12, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Tapas
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Really good quality food, except for the octopus which was so chewy I couldn't eat it. We had the veal cheeks, pork kebab and mushroom risotto which we excellent. One of the few places I saw to have the Basqueland Brewing Project craft beers which I thought were excellent. While very efficient, the staff could be a little less surly... More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

They make the food fresh, so it has not been on the bar for three hours growing salmonella. Service is poor, I stood at the bar for over ten mins before I was acknowledged. Reasonably priced, English menus

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Ski
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92 reviews 92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Go here if you want the best tapas in San Sebastian. We had wonderful veal cheeks and fois gras. You decide what to eat when you see what other people order. The shout the names of the dishes, so look, listen and order.

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Kingston
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160 reviews 160 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We tried several Pintxos bars in San Sebastian-Donostia. We tried to get into Borda Berri a few times but it was generally closed during the day. On our last night we arrived at 7:30 pm, just as they lifted the doors to open. Unlike most of the other local Pintxos bars, there is no food on the counter, everything must... More

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

During a recent trip to Donostia, this was one of my favorites... I recommend you go for the beef cheeks and stay for the red wine :)

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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Not much to add to other reviews. Amazing food for about 3 euro per pintxos and cheap local whine. Highly recommendable for foodies and tourists alike! It is however loud and crowded, but regard it as part of the experience!

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Dublin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Went here purely on TA recommendations. Typical tapa place, absolute bedlam in there due to popularity, mostly tourists. Don't expect a friendly greeting behind the counter or a smile but we shared veal cheeks and a pork kebab and glasses of txacoli. I've been touring northern Spain but these are probably the two best tapas we had, top notch. Very... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This pintxo bar specialises in hot, traditional pintxos. It is of a humble size and without any excessive elegance. The ambience is convivial, wines delightful, and service effective. The food is incredibly good, and for such a small fee! The 'carrillera', slow cooked cow cheek is by far its highlight, as well as many other, perhaps strange sounding, hot pintxos,... More

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Cracow
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Borda Berri is a pintxos bar, but there is no display of tiny bits on the counter. Instead a short menu is provided on a black board. It seems all dishes are hot and you must order at the bar. It is worth it. The grilled octopus was perfect, veal cheeks as well and the risotto unbelievable. The texture of... More

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B'ham
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157 reviews 157 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Fantastic! This place was recommended to us by a local and what a find. Unassuming on the in and out and no Tapas or Pinchos on the bar ( a sign of fresher food apparently) The menu is very small and limited. This is as the chef cooks each item to order. The chef can be seen through the hatch... More

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