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C/ Larramendi, 10, 20006 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943460225
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tired of pinxos in the old town ? Try here instead

Small bar near the Cathedral. Stunningly good Pinxos of the menu. Great Rioja by the glass and good value for money The best Pinxos we have had in a week of trying several most days ! The cod with crab sauce was exceptional . Also the Solomillo was superb.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Small bar near the Cathedral. Stunningly good Pinxos of the menu. Great Rioja by the glass and good value for money The best Pinxos we have had in a week of trying several most days ! The cod with crab sauce was exceptional . Also the Solomillo was superb.

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Cork
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Very informal little place serving delicious made to order pintxos which are more like large starter-sized portions. Don't be put off by the decor/place itself, the very friendly Alex serves excellent foie amongst other Basque delicacies. Would return.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A lot of the Pintxos bars that were on our ‘must visit’ list were closed our first night in San Sebastian (Monday) so we decided to do our first Pintxos tour at a couple of the bars away from the old town & on the strength of good feedback on Trip Advisor we visited Bar Alex & am glad we... More 

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Gjøvik
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The tapas in Bar Alex became our favourite in San Sebastian. We tried several other places, but the tapas at Alex were more innovative and surprisingly delightful.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Bar Alex was a wonderful introduction to San Sebastian on our first day in this city. Jon (the manager, I believe) generously explained all about pintxos, suggested some great wine by the glass, and even said we should not have too many pintxos at his bar because we should save our appetite for other places. When he found out we... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We only discovered this little hidden gem after a few days of literally staying across the road. We popped in one afternoon but the kitchen was closed so we decided to come back the following evening and we were very glad we did. As we were trying to do a few bars that night (we kept getting it wrong for... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This was some of the best pinchos we had on our trip. Lots of freshly cooked offerings with a great wine list. Good value too.

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Hässleholm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The best tapas/pintxos I have ever had, actually might have been the best meal I have ever had! Great and friendly service. It's a very small place, we went there just after they had opened for dinner and got a table (on a saturday).

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Santa Cruz, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We visited Bar Alex in May and really enjoyed it! Their hospitality was fantastic. When we said we were next in Rioja, the chef and barman wrote a list of restaurants and vineyards to visit. We followed their advice and ate at Joseph and Maries, had many pixtos on Calle Laurel and really benefited from their advice. Thank you again.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

Alex - is not his name. I will let u find out for yourselves. Is awesome, recommending great wines and explaining the tapas. Try the mushroom risotto and the tempranillo. He also recommended a pintxos bar in the old quarter which has some awesome reviews and given us names of Michelin starred restaurants locally, we r off to Akelere tonight.... More 

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Address: C/ Larramendi, 10, 20006 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Phone Number: +34 943460225
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Guipuzcoa Province  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
Cuisine: Pub

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  • Address: C/ Larramendi, 10, 20006 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Guipuzcoa Province  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943460225

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  • Cuisine: Pub

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