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“Best steak!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gandarias Jatetxea

Gandarias Jatetxea
C/ 31 de Agosto, 23, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 42 63 62
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Cuisines: Basque
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We offer traditional Basque cuisine in the heart of the Old Town in Donostia-San Sebastian. As well as a bar offering an array of pintxos (tapas), we have an extensive menu specialising in meats, Iberian hams and sea food, as well as a wide range of national and international wines. We are open all day.
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best steak!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I have been here twice in two years and this place does not disappoint, prob one of the best steaks I've ever had!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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North Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Dinner Of Traditional Basque Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We thought it would be nice to have a sit down dinner so we asked around an received a couple of recommendations for Gandarias. We had our Hotel make reservations for us, which I recommend as when we showed up the place was very busy. We were seated promptly and our food and service were great.

Visited June 2013
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Antequera, Spain
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30 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT in capital letters”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

You could spend along long tine here and possible never come out. Super range of tapas, matched by a vast range of exciting wines backed by very knowledgeable staff and service. Tapas to be eaten standing up but there is arestaurant at he rear. Great atmospere and the place is always packed

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good wine, refrigerated pintxos”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

We had read positive reviews so thought it would be worth a try. The red wine was very good but the pintxos....
We picked 2, a crab and a black pudding. My friend took a bite of one, I tried the other. We asked each others reaction and it was the same, watery, very cold, & flavorless. We threw away the rest. Such a disappointment, especially after the deliciousness of Artari next door. We can admit the wine was very good (actually we haven't come across a bad red wine in Basque Country yet!) but the food and the impersonal device was very disappointing!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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“The best tapas in Spain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We travelled from Biarittz to San Sebastián in Spain with a friend who lives in Biarittz and she took us to Gandarias on a day trip.
The tapas were superb would recommend the fillet of steak, mushrooms, black pudding and foie gras tapas but we tried heaps and they were all delicious. The local white wine and red are really good. A tip for those who go to try the tapas bars, you throw your napkins on the floor and you can tell how popular the tapas bar is by the number of napkins on the floor when you go in. Something we did not know before we went. Great value there were three of us and our numerous tapas and two glasses of wine only came to 36 euros. San Sebastián is fantastic go and look at the square which was the bull ring there. The units around are numbered and this is where the rich and powerful sat to watch the bull fights.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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