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Unión entre tradición y vanguardia En esta emblemática esquina entre la Calle Mayor y la 31 de Agosto, frente a la mítica Iglesia Santa María, se unen tradición y vanguardia; un punto de encuentro donde confluyen y respetan siempre donostiarras y turistas. En Atari la armonía entre la cultura, la gastronomía y las raíces vascas es total.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
European, Pub, Spanish
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With it’s location in the heart of Old town and walking distance to all the major sights and great restaurants I can highly recommend hotel Atari! And the breakfast is to die for!!!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed November 13, 2022 via mobile

It is huge place full of people with nice and friendly service but food was so so. Some dishes are okay and some without any taste.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 7, 2022

Being before to San Sebastian and tried its great food but neves try Atari before , it was worth going , great Pintxos nice service .

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 19, 2022

The place, the service and the food is good, but is nothing out of this world. I think the place is very overrated for what it is. I understand is a trendy place, but in San Sebastian, there is a dime a dozen of places...like this with food equal or better and at lower prices, such as Bar Bartolo or Hemeretzi.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed October 13, 2022

I had really high hopes for Atari since the reviews and the pics looked good. I don't really have anything negative to say except the food was not up to the level of the other pinxtos places we visited while in town. Beef cheek was...solid, croquettes were actually the best we had on the trip. The view of the basilica from the tables outside was great.More

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

Loved the Pintxos here - especially the black pudding, pickles with tuna. The staff are courteous and helpful which is much appreciated by this English traveller. Highly recommend going here.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 21, 2022

Great, classic San Sebastian stop. Recommend getting the octopus, so good and huge portion. And the beef cheeks were super soft and tore apart.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed September 17, 2022 via mobile

Unbelievable service & recommendations from the servers. The food was fantastic, including dessert. We wish we had found it earlier - we would’ve eaten there often.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 12, 2022 via mobile

When you arrive to San Sebastián with your family you are excited to go and taste the pintxos. You don’t know where to start so you count on 2 things : advices and proximity. We started our first pintxos experience with Atari place. The kitchen...was closed because it was over 23:00 no problem. We picked a few cold pintxos available at that time and we hade a few drinks. The waiter who served us left his place for a while and was replaced by a lady sorry not a lady a nervous impolite unhappy about her job and with no education woman! I asked for the check and as they were unorganized (don’t go there) she’d couldn’t find it so she asked me what I had : I gave the detail pintxo by pintxo drink by drink … she became nervous and I had the feeling that she didn’t trust me like if I wanted to fool her. She said very violently and rudely : this is only what you have, it is not enough, when did you arrive … and the voice climbing up. I told her very quietly in Spanish , listen first of all I am the client , show me a little bit of respect and talk quietly… she started shouting and called her manager … the second lady (not a lady by the way they are coming from the same uneducating school) took her defense and asked me to repeat again… in order to finish up quickly she gave me the check I paid and left without paying attention. When I arrived to the neighbor pintxos restaurant where the experience was very good (gandarias) I found out that 1) atari was much more expensive and 2) the 2nd woman charged we 4 pintxos at the most expensive price as if I took the same 4 most expensive pintxos. Conclusion: when you have success and your restaurant is full you don’t pay anymore attention to the service and you cause this kind of incidents . All this because of poorly trained and poorly educated people who can damage your businessMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 9, 2022

This is the pintxos place to be! We made some comparisons, but the bread and toppings are the freshest. You taste that good produce is used. The wines are great as well. Staff is super friendly, which is astonishing, considering the pace they need to...keep up. Get your pintxos at the bar, please don’t eat them there as this makes it impossible for others to order. Many just eat and drink on the church steps opposite the bar. Great atmosphere to accompany the great bites!More

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

I never drank gin. The gin here is life Changing. Great spot for a drink near the church.. lots of people around, great vibe!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 31, 2022 via mobile

Although there were free tables, we had to wait 20 minutes to be invited to the table. The waiter was very rude and the food was cold and the order brought wrong. Higher pay note. overall a very unpleasant experience.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 30, 2022

I booked a table on the Terrace several weeks in advance and it was the correct decision. We had a lovely table directly opposite the beautiful illuminated Church where we could see all the action and savour in the San Sebastian atmosphere. The service from...the lovely waitress from Barcelona who spoke excellent English was exemplary! Atari only serves one type of White Wine which we ordered, the rose being too dark for us, and it was extremely drinkable. An addition to the menu last night was Tomato Salad to share and it was a generous bowl of skinned tomatoes with onions in a lovely dressing. We also ordered 'Patatas Bravas', fried chunks of potato served with tomato and garlic dips. We accompanied this with the Beef cheek with mashed potato as a 'pintxos' which was melt in the mouth and a pintxos of warm foie gras with sweetcorn cream and white chocolate - excellent. The pintxos were served with very nice rustic bread. The overall bill including two bottles of wine was 78 Euros (£66), superb value for wine, food and a taste of San Sebastian life!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 27, 2022

One of many visited during our tapas evening! Extremely busy everywhere!! Good selection of tapas accompanied with two glasses of dry sherry!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 20, 2022 via mobile

Service was poor. Found metal from scrubbing brush in our calamari. Tuna was straight out of a calm. Not the best considering this was a recommendation from a friend. And also not the cheapest

Date of visit: July 2022
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Hi Hannan! I don't work for the restaurant. I called the phone number on the restaurant Facebook page to reserve a table. Hope you get it sorted. Cheers.
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Opens about 11am, closes about 2-3am
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5