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Bar la cepa

Calle 31 de agosto, #7, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Price range: $22 - $72
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, Basque
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Isle of Man
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137 reviews 137 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This friendly place has a long bar with plenty of excellent pintxos for sale at €1.90 each. A wide range of other food is available, too. This was my favourite of the bars that I visited on my day trip to Donostia in August.

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LaCePa, Propietario at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good morning, Thanks a lot for your comment. We are glad that you enjoyed in our bar and it is a, honor that you consider it your favorite one. We hope you also enjoyed the city and the old part and to see you soon again. Thanks a lot! More

Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Amazing jamon, chillies & octopus here! Their blackboard is in Spanish but the service is really friendly and you can ask for an English menu if you're struggling! Went back twice it was so good!

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LaCePa, Propietario at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good morning! Thanks a lot for sending your opinon. It's great to read that you came twice and that you really enjoyed with us. Hope to see for a third time;) Thanks again!! More

Norfolk, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great place to sample the region's wines and tapas plates. You can choose an assortment based on what looks good and the price ends up being very reasonable. We enjoyed it. It's only a 10 min. walk from oceanfront hotels. Wonderful spot to enjoy the typical cuisine and people watch, and the staff were very friendly and helpful even though... More

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LaCePa, Propietario at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion. We are glad that you enjoyed with us. Hope you also enjoyed the city. See you soon!! Thanks a lot! More

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A wonderfully atmospheric bar with friendly service and OH... The Iberico ham! It is Melt in the Mouth Marvellous. Gorgeous other tapas available too but you'll never forget the taste of that ham... Incredibly good. When you're in San Sebastian don't miss this one.

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LaCePa, Propietario at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good afternoon. Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. The ham is one of our specialties, so we are happy that you liked it so much. Hope you enjoyed San Sebastian. See you soon again, thanks a lot! More

Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We are on a 5 day visit to San Sebastian, and plan to go back for more every day until we leave... get the "racion entera" of their ham (enough for 2-3 people). It's amazing! The fried calamari was perfect was well - if you like them light battered they are the best.

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LaCePa, Propietario at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good morning! Thanks a lot for sharing your opinion. We are glad that you liked our food -the ham is probably one of our best dishes-. It will be nice to see you again before you part. We hope that you are enjoying your visit to San Sebastian. Thanks a lot! More

Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

While wandering around the old town we stopped in and enjoyed lunch here. With 10 people we had a big range of dishes ordered and every one was a simple dish on a plate, no frills and quite delicious. Don't forget to order the sliced jamon iberico. Very reasonably priced and charming.

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LaCePa, Propietario at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for sharing your opinion. We are happy that you liked the food -iberics are one of our best dishes- and the atmosphere. Hope you enjoyed San Sebastian and the old part. See you soon! More

Valencia, Spain
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Packed each time we came past here...good traditional pintxos in a cheap informal setting (the bar area has shared bench seating and a very international as well as local crowd), The restaurant is more formal, but we filled up quickly and cheaply in the bar with stuffed mussels and peppers, croquettes, ham and some other snacks (including an excellent ham/roquefort... More

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LaCePa, Propietario at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Hello Brian, Thanks a lot for your visit and for sharing your opinion. Its an honour that you came three times, as there are great places in the old part. We are glad that you enjoyed the food and the atomsphere. We are happy everything was fine with the language and the atention. We hope that ypu enjpoyed the old... More

Pennsylvania
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135 reviews 135 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

We stopped off for some tapas in the early evening when the place was quiet.Wonderful potato and jamon as well as red pepper croquettes and morcilla with peppers.Friendly bar staff,good selection of wines and reasonable prices.One of the better places in the Old Town.

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LaCePa, Propietario at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good afternoon. Thanks for sharing your opinion. We are glad that you enjoyed you visit to our bar. It is a big honour that you consider La Cepa one of the best places in the Old Part, because there are other great stablishments. Thanks a lot, we hope to see you soon! More

Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

La Cepa is far from the worst restaurant in this renowned foodie region but there are a lot better to be found. For those looking to sample local dishes there's plenty to choose from but overall our visit was a disappointing experience for the $$$. While the crab and veal we had for mains were both ok, these, a simple... More

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LaCePa, Propietario at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good afternoon. Thanks for sharing your opinion. We are sad that your experience was not as good as we would have liked. We hope that you enjoyed the city and the old part. Thanks again. More

Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

La Cepa was located a stone's throw from where we were staying but it wasn't just convenience that made us come back more than once. A great atmosphere with interesting decor and some really lovely pintxos with table service. Menus in multiple languages are great for beginners and a friendly smile when you return is just what a tourist needs... More

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LaCePa, Propietario at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for sending your opinion. We are glad to see that you liked our bar and our food, and that you also enkoyed San Sebastian. Hope to see you again soon, thanks a lot!! More

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