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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night

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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
Just amazing

Went there for lunch after hearing about it from a friend. To say that it did not disappoint would be an understatement! Every single thing we had was superb! A must if you are in town!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Went there for lunch after hearing about it from a friend. To say that it did not disappoint would be an understatement! Every single thing we had was superb! A must if you are in town!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This small tapas bar in the heart of San Sebastian left us very satisfied. There are minimal bar stools, so be prepared to stand. THe food is cooked fresh and comes out quite quickly. I would highly recommend the ribs and the slow cooked duck. We also had dessert there which was the chocolate dish and it was very rich.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We came here after a bad experience with some other pinxto bar, but Borda Berri really lifted our spirits. Brilliant dishes. Fast and of exquisite taste. Don't forget to try the veal cheeks, they're heaven!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It takes you by surprise! Not expensive.....non seating......completely taken. It's even amazing to understand how is it that they make money, because once you order it's all to the guy behind the bar to remember what every body orders. Tapa style (pintxos in the basque country), you keep ordering small dishes while you enjoy wine or beer. Could not have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We ve visited couple of dozens pintxo bars and this one clearly stands out. High quality Michelin type food, better than in best restaurants. Better ask the barman to prepare the best of their pinchos rather than pick up ready made things from the bar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This bar in the old town's main tapas street was simply outstanding. Single plates that you order from a chalkboard menu and eat standing against the wooden bar. Beautifully presented in single portions and expertly cooked with gorgeous flavours. Not the usual bread topped with meat/cheese/fish style - these are hot straight from the kitchen tapas. 2 or 3 plates... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Delicious food in the pintxo style and reasonably priced. Many great places in this area but this stood out as one of my favorites for the variety and quality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

On our sampling tour of pintxos bars we were lucky enough to stumble upon this gem. The risotto queso was marvelous! And the pork ribs also a highlight. Worth a spot - get the risotto!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Creative and delicious- definitely the best we had in San Sebastian. Very few stools so be ready to stand while eating. We went 3 times and the staff was very friendly every time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

I've worked at and been to a few 3 stars on the michelin guide, the food here excites the taste buds as much as a $300 meal! That is if you dont mind standing and eating at a bar, no tables or chairs available. Great experience nonetheless, 10/10 would go back there.

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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, Local cuisine, Large groups, Entertaining clients

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