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La Mejillonera

Calle del Puerto 15, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Miami, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We visited during the Sunday finals of the Pais Vasco crew/rowing competition, so the town was crazy! And this pinchos bar exemplified the town's spirit. The food was great, the service sucked, the place was full of drunk 20 year old dudes, rooting for their crew team. Other than that it was great!

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Loved this place great atmosphere and food yet cheap. We ate here a few times as it was so good. If you like calamari and mussels this place is a must. Try the Mussels Fiery and Marinera soak up the sauce with bread. Lots of yelling by staff to cooks re your order. if you tip them they ring a... More

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Belfort, France
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78 reviews 78 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Just guided by instinct, we made a good choice picking up that local restaurant based on his latin / tasty appearance. Good choice of mussels and squids at tiny prices for the area.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was my favorite pintxos spot in San Sebastián. The mussels are excellent and the house special called the bravas is delicious. Bravas are potatoes with a 2 special sauces, one being spicy. The staff is friendly and are patient with English speaking patrons. We went back multiply times on our trip here.

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Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Mussels are served in 5 different cookings or sauces. Ordered 3 types of those and they tasted fantastic. Never had tried a restaurant with such delicious mussels. The atmosphere is simply basque Spanish because most of the patrons are Spanish. Crowded though but don't be shy to squeeze in yourselves into an eating spot. NB. You stand while eating which... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Cheap, only locals, noisy and crowded. Would def go there again. Good for a fast lunch. See you next time!

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Highland, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Mejilloneras marina & Vinagreta was amazing!!! love the sauce! the mussels were cooked well with the right amount of seasoning. Not salty at all, and the sauce--so delicious! I pretty much soaked it all into my bread to get every last drop. The calamari was also good; it was fresh, not too salty, not too much battered, no sauce given... More

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Austin, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you like mussels this is the place for you! You get several choices; mussels in lemon and garlic, mussels in a zesty tomato sauce, mussels in white wine and spices and others. Be sure and have a place of papas bravas (brave potatoes). They have great wines and a great atmosphere. I highly recommend this place in old town.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went a group of us on this "Pinchos tour" with a guide who took us to several different pinchos bars. I must say that the pinchos culture that combines friends with good (and cheap!) food and drinks was an extraordinary experience. This place was our first pit stop and the food here was delicious and the most memorable of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Ive been there a few times and I'm never dissapoimted. Potatoes bravas, tegres, marinara, calamari bravas and then you wash it down with a nice cold beer! The best food I've experienced in San Sebastain. I go there everytime when I am in San Seb and this place never lets me down. I had to review this place! A great... More

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