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En el bar restaurante La Viña de San Sebastián, llevamos más de medio siglo ofreciendo nuestra cocina casera tradicional, basada en materias primas de primera calidad y elaborada en su totalidad en nuestros fogones. Nuestra barra de pintxos, la cuidad carta de nuestro restaurante y una selecta oferta de vinos, junto a un esmerado servicio hacia nuestra clientela, son la base del quehacer diario de La Viña.
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Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Bar, European, Spanish
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good but nothing like I expected. 1 of the 2 slices they give us enough. It was good but one time there was enough.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed December 29, 2022 via mobile

We visited this bar/restaurant earlier in the week to sample the cheesecake which was excellent. However this restaurant is more than bring just about the cheesecake. We booked a table in the restaurant for an evening meal on a separate day and enjoyed fresh delicious...food, but above all, were thoroughly impressed by the service we received from Miquel. The restaurant area only caters for a small number of covers and was very busy, but nothing was too much trouble for Miquel; he totally understands excellent customer service and could not have been more friendly or smiley despite being extremely busy attending to all of the guests on his own. I totally recommend this restaurant, please visit Miquel and his team; I am sure you will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 28, 2022 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, loved it so much that I queued again. It cost 6€ for 2 slices, not too heavy and unlike your normal cheesecake.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 23, 2022 via mobile

The Cheesecake and Sherry were recommended to us and it did not disappoint, so much so that we went back again for more. You haven’t tried Cheesecake until you’ve been to La Vina

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed November 4, 2022 via mobile

The generous portion was another level. Great service, creamy delicious cake. The owner was very charismatic and made us feel welcome. It is a popular venue. It attracts international visitors. It’s also recommended by local tour guides. The beautiful taste of the cheesecake has made...it famous. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed October 14, 2022 via mobile

My quest was to find the true Basque Cheesecake - I as sold a rather burnt top, syrup coated cake in Healesville, Australia - I as told was a Basque Cheesecake. Nw I enter the end and f my first week in Basque Country in...Spain - and everyone says La Vina’s ‘Tarta de Queso’ is the real deal - and they weren’t kidding. Mousy, subtle flavors are marvelous. The place looks s packed. Expect to queue. In fact, I would say that if you don’t need to queue - you are likely not to be in the best place. I asked for ‘take-away’ and sat on the street like everyone else! Thank you to my Spanish friend for recommending this restaurant/bar👏More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 9, 2022 via mobile

I can’t give my opinion on the cheesecake because we waited for 15’ without being served and we decided to leave. Only one server for a crowded bar full of tourists (not a single local except myself). Very disappointed by the experience

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 1, 2022

Go here and get your cheesecake! Best place to have it and can see why it’s won the award for best cheesecake AND one of the top places in Spain to have cheesecake! Lovely little bar, with many shelves stacked with the cheesecakes. So delicious...and they do take away!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 26, 2022 via mobile

Came here to sample the renowned Cheesecake and it certainly did not disappoint! Excellent service despite being busy. The wine and beer was also delicious, a wonderful 45 minutes in this gem of a restaurant, can’t wait to go back again one day!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 8, 2022

The BEST cheesecake Ive ever tasted! I highly recommend It! Located in the old town as well, next to other pinxtos bars.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 6, 2022

Ate only cheesecake as they were closing for the afternoon, it’s pretty good , no too sweet or dense like NewYork style cheesecake. It’s ver packed and takes a while to get some one’s attention. Overall a tasty dessert

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 10, 2022

Basque cheesecake is a special treat, and this is the place to enjoy it. Don't let the crowds put off waiting. They have dedicated staff just to cut and serve cheesecake. Be sure to enjoy a slice with a glass of Pedro Ximenez. It will...enhance the experience. Truth be told, I'm usually not a big cheesecake affectionado, but we shared a slice every night we stayed in San Sebastian.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed August 8, 2022

Very disappointed by how they treat you in that place the waiter was so rude and disrespectful to me that my husband whom I never seen fighting with anyone had to tell him to behave We had to leave the restaurant because none of the...people from the staff reacted to what was going on ! We were shocked by their attitude Shame we couldn’t have the cheese cake but no thanx if that’s how you re treated there Don’t recommend the placeMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 7, 2022

We went dining at La Vina (Open 7:30 - 10:30 pm), a crowded restaurant in the Old Quarter of San Sebastián, famous for its cheesecake: The cake was without biscuit base, and just slightly burned on top. The cake was creamy and smooth. This Basque...Cheesecake, was created in 1990 by chef Santiago Rivera of La Viña in San Sebastián, Spain. SEE photosMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2022 via mobile

Very strange set up, we booked a table but could also order tapas from the bar with an additional charge for the pleasure. Food was OK, but very expensive at 23E for around 15 clams…Plus charges for bread. Cheesecake was OK - but all in...all, I won’t be back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Yes, La Vina offers takeout services.

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La Vina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4