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Borda Berri

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Fermin Calbeton, 12, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
943430342
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic tapas bar

I just loved this tapas bar!! The atmosphere and the food were incredible, it really was. I don't know what I ate, I just pointed to things which looked good, and they were good. Cannot wait to go back!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Perry_McKinley
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I just loved this tapas bar!! The atmosphere and the food were incredible, it really was. I don't know what I ate, I just pointed to things which looked good, and they were good. Cannot wait to go back!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Crawling tapas bars you learn what each bar has a go-to specialty pintxo here it is octopus, aother bar it ight be teir snails, or bacalao. On skewrs or a piece of bread, delicious, fresh octopus is truly memorable washed down with some frothy sidra or txakoli - txotx!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

During 2 nights / 3 days stay in San Sebastián, I tried more than 10 Pintxos bars, all of which were recommended by the hotel we stay and the guidebooks. There's only 2 bars we revisited. Borda Berri I was the only one we visit 3times! All the Pintxos they serves are not presented on the bar counter, you have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great little Pintxos bar in the throbbing heart of the old town. We only popped in for a quick bite, but the two dishes that we ordered (the octopus and a sheep cheese risotto) made a lasting impression. One of our favourites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great selection of "prepared as ordered" pintxos. You won't see the bar covered with items that have been sitting out for hours. The menu is relatively small (about 13 items), but all items are rich and tasty. Our favorites where: ravioli stuffed with squid and squid ink, carrillera (beef cheek) and the perfectly cooked octopus. In several visits we went... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Unlike some of the other highly rated places, this is easy and low hassle. We turned up for lunch, got a spot with a shelf for our drinks and food, tucked into the octopus, ravioli, veal cheeks and foie gras terrine and left quite full and happy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I am a foodie so believe me if you are in San Sebastian you got to try this place. They are different from other Pinxos restaurants in the old town. Food is lovely with a glass of cava! I think they experiment on something new here. Highly recommended. Pig ears I did try but was a little bit salty for... More 

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Nantes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

With some of the most exotic flavors in San Sebastian, we couldn't stop eating the octopus or the veal cheeks! Delicious, centrally located, with great wine and cider.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Unfortunately it was raining our entire trip in San Sebastian, but fortunately it's a town full of amazing eateries so our days were spent eating lots and lots of pintxos and drinking txakoli. Things could have been worse. This was my favorite spot that we pintxo-d in during our stay in San Sebastian. Every item off the hot menu that... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

You will notice many of the markets/butchers in Spain sell pigs ears. Go to Borda Berri and eat it because it's absolutely amazing. I regret not going back for seconds.

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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: Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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