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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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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pintxos - Great, Restaurant not!

We were recommended this bar/restaurant by our hotel amongst others and ate there twice during our stay in San Sebastian. The first evening we were enticed in by a wonderful display of Pintxos and were keen to try them. The bar area was extremely busy and noisy and the few available tables were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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London UK
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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County Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

As a tourist (locals may not agree), I loved this place. We stood at the counter, local style and enjoyed the lovely food and hustle and bustle this place had to offer...while trying to steal some cooking tips from the easy going chef in the kitchen :)

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London UK
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were recommended this bar/restaurant by our hotel amongst others and ate there twice during our stay in San Sebastian. The first evening we were enticed in by a wonderful display of Pintxos and were keen to try them. The bar area was extremely busy and noisy and the few available tables were already full. We anticipated that we would... 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 comment. We are glad you enjoyed our pintxos and, on the other side, we regret you didn´t found what you expected in our restaurant. We will keep working hard to improve ourselves. We are specially thankful with the fact you gave us a second oportunity and we are happy that you have... More 

Toronto
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172 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Charming/old school pintxos tapas bar where we enjoyed some hongos a la plancha (grilled wild mushrooms with confit egg yolk) and a gavilla (jamon de jabugo york queso bechamel) along with a ham and cheese pintxos. Very delicious, very good service and nice ambiance. Again, this was part of our tapas / pintxos bar crawl so we could only fit... More 

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

Good morning. Thanks for sharing your review. We are glad you enjoyed the food, the ambiance and the visit in general. It is nice for us to read it. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks and greetings. More 

Sydney, Australia
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125 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had a wonderful, wonderful time! The food was fabulous, the wine was good and the service was just gracious and charming. There were 6 of us and they gave us a round table (a million thanks - it was o much appreciated. It's SO much better for 6!) and we chose the tasting menu. Each item of food was... More 

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

Good morning. Thanks for sharing your review. We are really happy to be part of such a good memory. We are glad we were able to offer you what you needed, good food and efficient service, to make you enjoy each other in your nice meeting. Don't worry about the photos please, you have a really good reason for not... More 

Winchester
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The pintxcos were delicious and fresh! The black pudding with a fried egg was a treat! A favorite place for the locals.

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

Good morning. Thanks for your review. We are glad you like our bar and our pintxos. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks you! More 

San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The staff were super friendly and one guy even made our kid a little bread, ham, and cheese plate just for fun while we were trying to figure out what to order. The stuffed peppers, salad, and ham & cheese croquettes stood out in my memory. They were open a lot later than the other bars as well...at least on... 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. It is nice to read you and your kid enjoyed the visit and felt well attended. We hope you also liked the rest of the old part and the city. See you soon. Thanks and greetings. More 

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121 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Good staff. Freshly baked breads. I ordered a mussel dish, which was very good. I also ordered a dish of mushrooms, and did not like it. When I was about to pay there was a lot of commotion in the restaurant and I was asked to give the bill back. It's only then I realized that they had reversed the... More 

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

Good morning. Thanks for sharing your opinion. As you've said, our main objective is that people enjoy the food, so we regret you didin't like the mushrooms. We are glad you enjoyed the rest of the courses and that you felt well attended. It would be great to see you back in San Sebastian. Thanks and greetings. More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wonderful place to go for some tapas and cheap wine. We had the vino de ano...lovely wine for EUR 1.50. The Tapas was approx EUR 1.90 each. The staff spoke better english than we spoke spanish and they were very friendly and helpful. A lively/family atmosphere with everyone enjoying the food and drink. We enjoyed this place so much we... More 

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

Hi David! Thanks for sharing your review. We are glad you enjoyed the pintxos and the wine and we are also happy to read you felt well attended. That is a very important aspect for us. We love to read you are planning to come back to San Sebastian and to our bar. Thank you very much! More 

Drammen, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The service was greate. The pintxos are good, and I love the fluffy, creamy cheese cake. It's in the old town, the best part.

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

Good morning. Thanks for your comment. We are happy you enjoyed the food and you felt well atended, It would be great to see you soon again. Thanks and greetings. More 

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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Trying to find a restaurant in the old town where you can sit down to a meal on a Monday night is not easy. After trying several we were eventually accommodated in this bar/restaurant. The service was excellent and the food was simply prepared and very good. I had grilled Dover Sole and my partner had a Tuna and Tomato... More 

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

Good morning. Thanks for sharing your comment. We are glad you enjoyed the food and the visit. It would be really nice to see you again in San Sebastian and in La Cepa. Thanks and greetings. More 

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Additional Information about Bar la cepa

Address: C/ 31 de Agosto, 7, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Phone Number: +34 943 42 63 94
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Guipuzcoa Province  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
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
Average Prices: USD $38
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Basque

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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 $38
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, 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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