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Po Padre Orcolaga 56, E-20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+ 34 943 31 12 09
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $120
Hours:
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Want to feel angels in your mouth, then come to Akelare... Perfect presentation, amazing combination of flavours and impeccable venue

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Madrid, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Before you die.... Definitely,This is the place where angels show you the way. This is a unique food, it's not possible to describe. You must let that Mr Pedro Subijana and his team show how the Spanish food is in the top of the mountain.

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23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I have recently begun reviewing on Trip Advisor after having checked it for other traveller reviews. I value the comments made by other diners, it has helped me make choices on several occasions. Some years ago I went to Akelarre for lunch and was first of all " Wowed " by the views and setting. Although it is expensive, it... More 

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Toronto
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Went for dinner this summer wtih my wife and two children (9 and 12). Everything was perfect from start to finish. We were a bit anxious about what they were going to serve our children but that was a non-issue. They were happy to prepare just about anything for the kids. They wanted beef so the chef prepared a lovely... More 

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israel
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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

One of the highlights of our recent trip to Rioja was the meal we had at the 3 star Akelaŕe, which is about 10 KM from San Sebastian on a bluff overlooking Biscay Bay. It opens at 8:30 in the evening, and its view of sunset is supposed to be breathtaking. On this particular day, sunset was at 8:26. We... More 

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GREECE
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145 reviews 145 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

As a location is the best location in Donostia. Donostia is the basque name for San Sebastian, mention this name to the locals and you will gain points. It has a view to all S.Sebastian. When the food is excellent the view really helps. It is a round restaurant with very comfortable tables and two tasting menus and an a... More 

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manchester
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11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Enjoy some of the finest food in the world with amazing views of the Bay of Biscay. A romantic setting that will put you in the good books for weeks. The short taxi ride out of San Sebastian is well worth it. Everything about this restaurant is first class.

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Wow, what an gastronomic excperience. I actually had lunch at this place last summer and there are almost no words to desice but delicous is was. We had three set menus to choose from and we did not have to choose the same menu. To get here you'll have to take a taxi because the restaurant is located at the... More 

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Melbourne
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I suppose the standard of food presented at high end restaurants could be classified as art so to critique it is very subjective. The food component, albeit a very significant component is only one aspect to be considered when assessing the overall dining experience. From the moment we were greeted at the front door until we were escorted to our... More 

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Loeten, Norway
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I don't think I've ever tasted food quite like this--an intriguing blend of tradition and avant-garde, with some concentrated flavors and intricate counterpoints. A nice feature is that it's possible to order half portions of anything, and any item from any tasting menu can also be had a la carte (I wish the server had told us this earlier--we would... More 

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Additional Information about Restaurante Akelare

Address: Po Padre Orcolaga 56, E-20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Phone Number: + 34 943 31 12 09
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Guipuzcoa Province  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm  8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm  8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm  8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm  8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm  8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm  8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 120

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