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La Cuchara de San Telmo

Calle 31 de Agosto, 28, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+1 617-953-3735
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“suckling pig” (115 reviews)
“foie gras” (129 reviews)
“octopus” (101 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Calle 31 de Agosto, 28, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On every trip to San Sebastián we have to stop by at least once at this legendary tapas bar. Everything they offer is great. The wines by the glass are excellent as well. Love it.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Propietario_Limo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to go to this place! Bustling and friendly bar with all the usual pintxos on the bar, but ask for a menu and order the suckling pig (comes in two sizes, we had small and it was actually a decent size). It was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lou494
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was fine with the food, service with the server was ok, ...the problem was when they brought the bill. The charged me £10 more for something that I didn’t asked for. I asked for pork pintxo but not half portion as they argued. I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 105eltonj
Reviewed November 9, 2018

We chose to seat outside, so I think our menu was a little different than just a tapas at the bar. We ordered Chunky pork ear, Beef cheek, and Bloody sausage. My husband thought he was in heaven, he loved everything. I usually don't like...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Diana K
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

What an incredibly nice bar. Hot dishes cooked quickly for example oxkidders, octopus, black pudding, grilled fish etc. This bar and restaurant are very good! Incredibly good pintxos, amazing wines and always full of people. Super nice, crowded and everything tastes good! Cool place, right...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank MatsSamaras
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We came here with a group of friends, pre-wedding on a Friday night. Never had pinxtos before. Oh my goodness, what a start! This tiny bar was packed, though there are a few outside tables, even in the rain! Wine and food outstanding. We had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LondonWickedWendy
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

A terrific gem hidden behind the museum and quite simply the best tapas. Pork with crackling, octopus and yummy wine and beer!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gazzard1
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

It's a very busy place but we managed to get a table outside. Food was very tasty. Our favorite was definitely the razor clams. We offered this dish twice. The service was very good too. Highly recommend and five star.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ByronTam
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

A hidden gem must be visited! This is a very small narrow restaurant with great food. Had to squeeze in to find my corner in the bar but it was well worth the wait. Octopus, beef cheek and Roasted foie are mouth watering! Prices are...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Atemoya
Reviewed October 12, 2018

This place is just great. Not fried junk like a lot of the pintxos bars around here. Try the octopus and the steak, they were absolutely amazing!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kyle Z
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Mehrnaz M
August 2, 2016|
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Response from Tony and Javier P | 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.
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $11
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 31 de Agosto, 28, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +1 617-953-3735
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