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Bar Alex

C/ Larramendi, 10, 20006 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943460225
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Sao Paulo, SP
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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137 reviews 137 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

I stopped in for dinner as it was opposite the appt I was renting and I was waiting for the rest of my group to arrive. 2 hours later I am a one happy man. At first glance it feels more like a cafe than a bar, but a polite and attentive description of the menu and wine soon distracted... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We chose this unpretentious bar on the recommendation of a friend who had visited years earlier. And we are so glad we did. We popped in for lunch and were greeted by a very helpful proprietor (Alex we assume!) he helped us choose the pintxos and wine and both more than lived up to the reputation. The calamari, risotto, cannelloni,... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We selected this establishment on the back of a small number of reviews and were blown away with what we experienced. The head guy (presumably Alex) was incredibly friendly and helpful taking time to do his best to explain the menu in English. He attended to our requirements very well and answered all of our questions with great patience. The... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Wine list on board with grape varieties shown was so helpful and each we tried was delicious especially the Allende White Rioja. All of the Pinxtos were delicious especially the squid. Friendly service and help choosing wine & food.

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