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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 46
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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
"Tapas and others"

This is a very popular place in San Sebastian. It is full of french and local people who come back always. Their grilled mixed ham (jabugo) and cheese sandwitch is the best in the city and their other tapas offer is excellent too. Too bad the place is too small and full of people anytime of the day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Juan Luis G
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Huge portions mean you will order too much. Delicious but we simply couldn't eat everything. Our own fault for over ordering. Nontheless they halved our bill and even though we said no it is our fault they insisted. Wonderful food. fantastic people.

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

Good morning Simon. Thanks for sharing your comment. We don't want people to pay for food they haven't eat, so we try to adjust the bill, of course. Our aim is to make people enjoy the visit, and we are glad we did it in your case. It would be great to see you again soon. Thanks and greetings. More 

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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a very popular place in San Sebastian. It is full of french and local people who come back always. Their grilled mixed ham (jabugo) and cheese sandwitch is the best in the city and their other tapas offer is excellent too. Too bad the place is too small and full of people anytime of the day.

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

Good morning Juan Luis. Thanks for sharing your comment. We are glad you enjoy our pintxos, specially our mixto. Is one of our most popular ones as you've said. It would be great to see you again soon. Thanks and greetings. More 

Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

One of the most delicious pinxtos in Donostia. If you like combine the pinxtos with a glass of excellent txakoli. We can recommend !

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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 glad you enjoy our pintxos and our txakoli so much. It would be great to see you again soon. Thanks and greetings. More 

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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We just had a beer here but the space looks very nice. The bartender was funny. He can speak english but he mixed it up and said 44€ bir it turned out it was only 4,40€ pfieuw! But, no problem we had a great laugh about it! Soooo, very nice staff in a cosy bar in san sebastian!

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

Hi Helene. Thanks a lot for sharing your comment. We are really glad you had a good time with us despite that 'little' mistake :) We hope you also enjoyed the rest of San Sebastian and to see you again soon. Thanks and greetings. More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The owner of our apartment recommended La Cepa and we weren't disappointed! The staff were really friendly and super efficient even when it became really crowded at the bar. The food was delicious, as was the local drink 'Txakoli' which went well with everything! We particularly enjoyed the black pudding dish and anything with anchovies, but everything was tasty and... More 

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

Good afternoon. Thanks for your comment. It is nice to read you enjoyed the visit and the food. And of course, that you are planning to return. It would be nice to see you again! Thanks and greetings. More 

Miami, Florida
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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This place has a large assortment of tapas with both table and counter service. The food was very good but it does get very crowded.

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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 our food and we hope you are also having fun in the rest of the city. Thanks and greetings. More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Recommended by local tour guided e and lived up to expectations. V busy so needed to be assertive at the bar. Brilliant atmosphere and As always order from menu not from counter . Gavilla good (ham in a cheese crouton on a stick)

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

Hi Chris. Thanks for sharing your review. We are really glad you enjoyed our food and our atmosphere so much. It would be great to see you again soon. Thanks!! More 

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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Fantastic tapas, great atmosphere and delicious food. Excellent local experience. Definitely place to go when in San Sebastián. I will go again!

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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. Your words show us your really enjoyed your visit and we are glad for it. It would be nice to see you again soon. Thanks and greetings. More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Had a good meal here with wife and daughter. Service was good and we were recommended a lovely Rioja wine. The croquetas were knock- out, such that we felt compelled to order extra!

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

Hi Michael! Thanks for your review. We are glad you and your family enjoyed the visit and the food, specially the croquetas! We are happy for it and we will be glad to see you again soon. Thanks and greetings! More 

County Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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

Hi Will. Thanks a lot for your comment. We are happy to read you enjoyed your visit. We hope you also had fun in the rest of San Sebastian. It would be nice to see you again soon. Thanks and greetings. 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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