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Reviewed October 10, 2020 via mobile

Ok I admit it, we visited San Sebastian after watching Fred’s Remarkable Places to Eat on the BBC, and to follow in the programmes’ restaurant recommendations. However, Bar Nestor was not to be on our list and quite frankly we were in no hurry or...desire to queue for a ‘mushy potato omelette’. But there we were roaming the small streets of the old historic centre when Bar Nestor appeared and surprisingly it was empty. “What the hell lets go in”. The second surprise was that they still had some of Nestor’s famous la tortilla remaining. Clearly the moons were aligned or someone or something was calling us. “Two helpings of tortilla and two beers por favor”. Now, I have to admit at this stage my expectation was low but, ultimately I was totally blown away. For me the best tortilla I have ever tasted; it was delicious. Added to this, Mr Nestor, Le chef, was there to receive our praise. We left very content that we had stumbled upon Mr Nestor, his great bar-staff and his bar. And for completeness, the rest of the menu looked pretty good as well.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 5, 2020 via mobile

Great atmosphere created by the staff with a great sense of humour. The meat is amazing and cooked to perfection. Not one to miss in San Sebastián. Make sure to be early as fills up quick.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 25, 2020

Bar Nestor is as good as you've heard. Arrive early and get on the waiting list. The menu - tomato salad, pimientos de padrón and txuleta steak - is small but wonderful. The staff were warm and friendly, and the bar was full of atmosphere...even with social distancing measures in place. I won't forget this meal. Eskerrik asko!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 12, 2020 via mobile

The steak was incredibly flavoursome and perfectly cooked. The tomatoes and green chillies were also delicious in their own right. This place is a must!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

We heard about bar Nestor through a friend who said he had “the best meat of his life” there. Even as a Brazilian, I dare to agree with him. Bar nestor is unforgettable! Book your table days before or just arrive early. we got there...40min before they open and got ourselves a standing table outside. It wasn’t enough to get the tortilla, still worth it! Besides the great meat, don’t forget the tomatoes!! They’re ridiculously good. Great service, so nice people and very kind to tourists. We felt like home :)More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

Simple the best chuleton I've ever had.. cooked to perfection, so tasty and just wow! Tomato salad was really good. Don't forget to put your name on the list for the tortilla otherwise you will miss out! Will go again

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 20, 2020

....we got here in time to put our names down for the lunchtime tortilla. It was everything we hoped for and more. Do also try the superb tomatoe salad you can order alongside this fabulous dish

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 16, 2020

We happened to stumble upon this unassuming little place as we were on our pintxos 'tour' on our first ever visit to San Sebastian. Knowing nothing of the world-famous tortilla, as we'd arrived at ten minutes before 8pm we managed to reserve two portions. Absolutely...wonderful! Only after we'd eaten and saw people being turned away, did we read the story.... Lucky us!! Highly recommend the tortilla if you can get it - they only make two a day and once they're gone, they're gone!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2020 via mobile

Bar Néstor never fails. The food sells itself from the tomatoes with olive oil and sea salt to the txuleta and shishito peppers.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 25, 2019

Wow wow wow Probably the steak 🥩 i have ever had The atmosphere was fantastic The service was great I will definitely be returning

Date of visit: December 2019
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crystal_lye
March 10, 2019|
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Response from approvedbycraig | Reviewed this property |
Not sure of each size, but it is totally worth it, get the tomato salad and the green peppers also. Fantastic meal.
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JasonC642
June 12, 2018|
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Response from Nick W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jason Not sure that they are open at that time but if they are it would be the only time to get your group in. They really only have one table inside that would take that size which is always booked during normal times... More
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Maria D
September 3, 2017|
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Response from AntonioBellota | Property representative |
Hello Maria , We're sorry to tell you that we only accept phone reservations. However, the table is not available for your date, you can stop by our place and put your name down on the waiting list to eat standing at the... More
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  • Bar Nestor is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5