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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
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Don't be surprised if you find it very hard to get into or order food in Borda Berri. It is always very busy- and with good reason. Unlike most tapas places, none of the food is served from the counter. It is all cooked to order in a tiny kitchen in the back, and the quality of the food is... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We went for lunch (3pm!) and we tried few of the tapas on the menu. Everything was amazing but special kudos to : the skid grilled, the mushroom and goat cheese risotto and the best to finish the pork rib kebab. The staff is nice and are actually quite helpful when the dishes arrive from the kitchen, they actually remember... More

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Athens, Greece
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have been to borda berri for the 4th time, always the same quality, a small unassuming place with pintxos and small portions, packed with people. the personnel is quick and relaxed and you can choose from tthe items in the blackboard: items are really imaginative, very tasty and with a very good relation between quality and price. A classic... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have the best octopus pintxo in this bar. Even though I do not speak any Spanish at all, it was not difficult to get any service and the service staff was pretty patient and could understand English very well. It gets crowded and hence, service could be a bit slower but still I definitely would come back or recommend... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Read the reviews and was sceptical.....but Borda Berri is FANTASTIC!! We tried many different dishes and returned more then once due to the amazing quality of the food! The beef cheeks and the pork ribs were the absolute standouts however we tried many other dishes off their small menu and all were unbelievable. The place has a good name with... More

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Food is really good and I recomend it as one of the best. Iwe have tried all of the pintxos and they are fantastic. Really good food. Pintxos are served at the moment from the kitchen. Waiters are very good too.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We only speak a small amount of Spanish, although normally enough to get by in restaurants. However in this bar we could not get any service and felt like the staff were avoiding serving us. After the first failed attempt at this bar we decided to make a return visit because of the high tripadvisor rating and persevered until we... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Fantastic pinxtos, particularly the veal cheek! A must place to stop for a few delicious plates and some wine.

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Been here twice now and can't speak highly enough of it. We have been ordering from the blackboard section which isn't in English but worth a try. Ask for a kebab and get the most amazing steak rib I've ever tried for about 3€. Get a zurrito with as it's rude to eat pintxos without ordering a drink. Definitely a... More

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Norway
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is by far the best pinxtos bar in San Sebastián. We have tried the the most of the menu, and the food is excellent. This is a gourmet restaurant in disguise - where you can choose a lot of small warm dishes. Try the duck, the veal cheeks, the pigs ear and the risotto. The place is busy and... More

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