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“Great seafood pintxos” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Astelehena

Astelehena
Inigo, 1/ Plaza de la Constitucion, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
943425245
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Price range: $15 - $22
Cuisines: Tapas, Basque
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Great seafood pintxos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Although busy and a bit slow, the pintxos were really nice and we had dinner 3 times here in the week we were here. Just grab a table and order a few plates and get stuck in. Most of it is raw or cold so they cook it for you which I suppose it why it takes a while.

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
1 review
“Lousy service, good food - if you don't mind hairs in your croquetas”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

The service was terrible, but the food was good, until we found a hair in our croqueta. When we complained, they tried to convince us it was merely a thread from the cook's shirt !
Unbelievable !

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Delicious tapas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We visited twice in 3 days on our trip to San Sebastian. The right hand side of the bar has cold food you can serve yourself and the left hand side has a selection of food that you select to be cooked. There are also additional menu items on the menu behind the bar. The solomillo was amazing (mini deconstructed burgers and fries) which we ate on both visits.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Madrid
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Delicious pintxos, different from other bars”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

This was the last bar we went to, so unfortunately we could only manage a couple of pintxos. What we had was so tasty and for such a great price. The service was very friendly. We sat by the open window on to the kitchen to watch the chefs at work - fascinating. It will be the first place I go to when I go back.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Real nice tapas bar, can get quite jammed during tourist season”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012 via mobile

Really like this place, have been here a few times over the last couple of years.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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