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Borda Berri

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Calle Fermin Calbeton, 12, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
943430342
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7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had intended to grab one or two pintxos & move on, as we had been doing during our stay in San Sebastián, but we ended up ordering loads of pintxos & spending our whole night here. They offer everything in pintxos, half portion or full portion. We stuck with the pintxos so that we could try more. The risotto... More 

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Borda Berri is one of San Sebastian's smaller pintxo bars, but it's also one of its best. Although it can get uncomfortable busy at dinner time - particularly at the weekend when locals and tourists have to jostle together - it's well worth it. Although I would personally recommend going near the beginning or end of the evening when it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful Veal Cheeks, wonderful Pulpo, this bastion of Basque Pintxos never fails to impress, like most of the places in Donastia it is quite an unimpressive frontage but go in and eat.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First up, the waitresses are all amazing: excellent memories and still smiling and gracious while being run off their feet by tourists. There are a few copies of a printed English menu on a white laminated card - look around for it if you need it (on the bar counter or on the counter opposite the bar). Everything we tried... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Sunday stroll in the old town on a sunny afternoon. We stopped for a few bites at Bar Borda Berri about 1:30 pm just before the wave of locals descended on the place. Unlike many tapas bars in Spain or the Basque Country, there are no cold pintxos on the bar to choose from; everything is ordered from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our recent trip to San Sebastian, we made sure to sample some pintxos. We decided to try Borda Berri based on the reviews here on trip advisor and we were not disappointed. We tried a number of plates but by far my favorite was the risottos which is made with local cheeses. It was simply the best risotto i've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there twice. Enjoyed the risotto, the pulpo and all the other great dishes. Please fight yourselves through masses sometimes attracted to this culinary hot spot - it is worth each minute of waiting and queuing.., we will surely come again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best bars in San Sebastián, a must visit, especially for vegetarians. There were several delicious veggie options, including an amazing sheep cheese risotto. Great atmosphere and efficient friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

donostia turned us into standing eaters with their bar culture! they have an english menu so if you don't know how to speak spanish/ basque language. don't be too intimidated with the crowd, just go up and ask for it. ordered the veal cheeks w red wine sauce, roasted duck breast, roasted octopus in smoked vinaigarette and quince, rice variety... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick stop here after a search on tripadvisor. The tapa's were delicious. A must to stop here when in San Sabastian. Crowded bar, great atmosphere, good food, great wine 😉

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Cash Only, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Fermin Calbeton, 12, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: 943430342

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