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Bar la cepa

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Spanish, Tapas, Basque
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C/ 31 de Agosto, 7, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 42 63 94
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Bar restaurant in San Sebastian's old part's heart. Pintxos and jam are...
Bar restaurant in San Sebastian's old part's heart. Pintxos and jam are two of its specialities. Basque traditional cuisine.
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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty Pintxos

We stopped in here before the rush crowd and found the service to be friendly and helpful. We tried several pintxos and all were quite fresh and flavorful - many new ones were coming out as we were there. This was our last night in Donostia - San Sebastián or we would have revisited to get a feel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
John H
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Sonoma, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Sonoma, California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We stopped in here before the rush crowd and found the service to be friendly and helpful. We tried several pintxos and all were quite fresh and flavorful - many new ones were coming out as we were there. This was our last night in Donostia - San Sebastián or we would have revisited to get a feel for the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This Tapas bar looked nice when passing and also has a Resaturant,we decided to opt for the Restaurant but found it very pricey,the starter of Iberian ham(small enough portion) was €20 and we asked for our prawn starter without the shells but they arrived intact,the main course steak was quite small @€24 and the waiter never asked how I would... More 

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Atencion_Restaurante, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good morning. Thank you for sharing your comment. We regret the experience was´t as good as you expected. We will keep working hard to improve ourselves every day. We hope you enjoyed the rest of San Sebastian. Thanks and greetings. More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Stopped here mid afternoon so it was quite quiet. Enjoyed some very tasty Jamon, Jamon croquettes and a Rioja - friendly staff and a quick turnaround. Found the smaller dishes to be better value than the larger entrees, but either way would recommend stopping here!

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Atencion_Restaurante, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good morning Emma. Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion. We are glad you enjoyed the visit and the food. Thanks for recommending us. It would be nice to see you soon again in San Sebastian and in La Cepa. Greetings. More 

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Took the family here, arrived "early" around 19h30 so got a table and then set forth on a great discovery of their tapas. Truly excellent and very attentive and nice service despite our very limited capacity to speak Spanish.

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Atencion_Restaurante, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good morning. Thanks a lot for visiting us and sending your comment. We are glad you enjoyed with our food and our service. We hope you also enjoyed (or are enjoying) the rest of the old part and the city. It would be nice to see you soon again. Thank you very much. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Popped into Bar La Cepa on our walk back to our apartment for a cheeky glass of Rioja and some Pinchos after noticing the bar earlier in the day.Bar La Cepa is a picturesque bar with friendly bar staff. It has a great menu and a good variety of Rioja. Reasonably priced and with a friendly atmosphere I would definitely... More 

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Atencion_Restaurante, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good morning Patrick. Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion. We are really glad you enjoyed with our food and our service. We are happy you also liked our atmosphere and we hope you enjoyed the rest of the old part. It would be nice to see you soon again. Thank you very much. More 

Umina Beach, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Our group of 7 enjoyed a lovely lunch at Bar La Cepa, all our meals were well received by all and as 1 of the group was looking for a Gluten free restraurant and this was recommended by the Tourists office. The service was also very good.

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Atencion_Restaurante, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good morning Kevin. Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion. We are glad you enjoyed the food and the service. We hope you also enjoyed the rest of the old part and San Sebastian in general. It would be nice to see you soon again. Thank you very much. More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

One of the pintxos bars we returned to during our 3 day visit this month. Really good traditional pintxos. The bar is popular so a good atmosphere too. Being a coeliac in Spain is fine as restaurants are knowledgable but we had a great experience here - they were very helpful, careful about cross contamination and even made me my... More 

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Atencion_Restaurante, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good morning. Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion. We are glad you enjoyed the visit and the food. As you've said, we are conscious about celiacs and your needs. We are really happy you felt well attended. We hope to see you soon again. Thank you very much. More 

Milan, Italy
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I've spent three week in Donostia and I've been in several "Pintchos" restaurant in its old town. It's hard to named one above the others. I have tasted very good food everywhere and if I really have to pick up one or two places, this is one of them. Pintchos bar, but not only. Wide selection with amazing taste, don't... More 

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Atencion_Restaurante, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Hello Brian. Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion. We are for reading you'd enjoyed with us and you'd repeated three times. It's a great honor considering there are many quality places in the old part and the city. We hope to see you soon again. Thank you very much. More 

San Jose, California
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Monday is the slowest day of the week for bars and restaurants in San Sebastián, and quite a few are closed. Bar La Cepa however was packed at 9 pm in the evening, and for good reason. We went there twice, at lunch and at dinner. Enjoyed the hambon croquettes and the bell peppers stuffed with bacalao (cod).

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Atencion_Restaurante, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good morning. Thanks you for sharing your opinion. We are glad for reading you enjoyed our food and our bar. We hope you also enjoyed the rest of the old part and the city. It would be nice to see you soon again. Thank you very much. More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Very friendly excellent English spoken, how they remember who's eaten what-it's an art. Lovely good tapas, nice wine,

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Atencion_Restaurante, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good morning. Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion. It is nice to know that you enjoyed the visit, the pintxos and the wine and that you felt well attended. It would be great to see you soon again. Thank you very much. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C/ 31 de Agosto, 7, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Guipuzcoa Province  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 42 63 94

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene

Description

Bar restaurant in San Sebastian's old part's heart. Pintxos and jam are two of its specialities. Basque traditional cuisine.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?