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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed September 9, 2020 via mobile

We part from the base that everything in San Sebastián is expensive. The beauty of this location is that it’s a bit hidden away so it’s slightly quieter and more comfortable than the main pintxos streets! Expensive or not, the food is always faultless!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed August 18, 2020

We really enjoyed this place when we came last year - would recommend the octopus and pork belly. It’s busy and you have to stand, so avoid if that’s not your thing. Food is made to order which is a nice change from the rest...of the bars. Hope to go back one day.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed July 30, 2020 via mobile

Overcrowded place which honestly doesn’t deserve it. We waited for a table outside in a line while no waiter took the time to explain how it worked while they passed at least 45 times next to all of us (also our fault, we should have...asked instead of getting in the line). Some people were so fed up that they started to seat on the ground outside the restaurant to eat on the floor. When we finally got seated (like cowboys waiting for a table to get free), we had to go to the bar to ask if someone was going to take our order like we had seen them do with previous tables and the waiter told us “after a certain time we don’t serve at tables anymore”, okaaaaaaaaaay point taken, we ordered at the counter. We went to previous pintxos places before and the ones we got served here were greasy, ultra salty and overcooked. Finally, hygiene wise it lacked discipline, we literally had to go get the cleaning product to clean the table ourselves which given the situation is not acceptable. When we entered the bar, it was so overcrowded social distancing was impossible. Maybe it was an exceptionally crowded night but given our above experience we won’t come back.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 12, 2020

Small place In the city centrer with an amazing kitchen. Great value for money. Must try octopus and Cocinillo.

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

The suckling pig was amazing and the other dishes we got were also very tasty (risotto, octopus salad and hake croquettes).

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

Checked this place out and found it to be full of tourists unlike many of the other places that I have visited in Old Town Everyone takin food pics That being said I ate the scallops and they were excellent All the food that I...saw looked great and all prepared per order so was a little different style to the othe pintxo bars in the area Would recommend as a good optionMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

The best in the city everyone needs to eat here once in their lives. The foie was to die for and the suckling pig was excellent. Very good wine's as well

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

Not quite Pintxos but more of a small tapa style meal. We have the pork, hake and octopus. All freshly cooked and really good. Word of warning- this place is really small so be prepared to share space and dig those elbows in.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 13, 2019

This is a local favourite which is slightly off the beaten track which came highly recommended. It is just off 31 de Agosto, tucked away in the corner of Valle Lersundi and Santa Corda, in the shadow of the large wooden doors of the San...Telmo museum. It was one of our most favourite places during our 4 night stay in San Sebastien. In contrast to most pintxo bars everything here is freshly cooked to order and so there aren’t any bar-top displays. You make your choices from the large blackboard behind the bar – have a look at this while you wait as the menu does change with the seasons. The bar is tiny and always packed and bustling with the clientele vying for the freshly cooked pintxos which are to die for. We had the suckling pig and the razor clams which were outstanding. You can see why this place has a well-deserved reputation for producing some of the best of modern Basque cuisine.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 8, 2019 via mobile

Well worth risking the crowd to find a space for this food! It was recommended to us by several different travelers we met along the way, and we were blown away. If you are not used to entering a bar that is this crowded, we...were in the same shoes, but everyone was friendly and manage to make room for us. The food was gorgeous, and the staff was very friendly. If there is a place to have a truly authentic pintxos experience, this is it!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Mehrnaz M
August 2, 2016|
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Response from Tony_Francesco | Reviewed this property |
We went at lunch time, but we also know that they are opened in the evenings, because we tried but it was full and couldn't get a table. Worth trying to get it.
Sin A
April 12, 2015|
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Response from Cleo2003 | Reviewed this property |
Hi this is a casual pintxo bar and standing room only. No need for reservation. Not sure about exact opening times - they're open for lunch and closes around 2 pm. Reopens again for dinner till late.
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La Cuchara de San Telmo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4