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Bar la cepa

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C/ 31 de Agosto, 7, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 42 63 94
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sunnyvale, California
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Roomy pinxtos spot with a large menu and a fun take on the ham croquette. Food: 4, Service: 4, Atmosphere: 4 Cost to worth it rating: 3 Return worthiness: maybe Eve award: best use of ham in a croquette Highlights: - Fried Ham and cheese: instead of the standard croquette where little bits of ham is mixed with cheese, this... More 

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Thank eak49
Atencion_Restaurante, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good morning. Thanks a lot for sharing your comment. We are thankful for your time and for being so detailed. It is nice to read that, in general, you felt well attended and you enjoyed the visit. It would be nice to see you back soon. Best. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place. Quirky decor. Friendly service. Tasty wine and the best food we've had in San Sebastián so far. Can't wait to go back!

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Thank Charlotte S
Atencion_Restaurante, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good morning Charlotte. Thank you very much for your review. It is an honor to read you have such a great memory of your visit. We are looking forward to see you back soon. Best. More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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306 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved this little place. Great selection of both Pintxos and sit down style meals. Great service - very friendly, spoke english (some)... Always crowded, lucky if you can find a seat. A few tables outside to stand at. Would come back again!

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Thank Jon M
Atencion_Restaurante, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good morning Jon. Thank you very much for your comment. We are really glad to read you enjoyed the visit and the food so much. It would be great to see you back soon. Best. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first bar when we hit the old town and it ticked all the boxes. Good atmosphere with lots of locals, great wine for 3euros a glass and some fantastic food. Ask for their speciality the hongos and egg yolk - with a lot it garlic. It was one of the best dishes we had in our 3 days there.

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Atencion_Restaurante, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good morning. Thanks a lot for sharing your comment. We are really glad to read you enjoyed the food and the visit so much. We hope to see you back to San Sebastian soon. Best. More 

uk
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb choice and quality of tapas. staff really helpful and patient with my dire language skills ! A big bonus was discovering the restaurant, which provided the best meal of our stay in San Sebastian. Good for tapas or a full sit down. Will be back.

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Thank fitbloke
Atencion_Restaurante, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good morning. Thanks a lot for sharing your comment. We are glad to read you enjoyed our pintxos as well as our restaurant so much. It would be great to see you back soon. Best. More 

China
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121 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a place a friend from the area suggested I go and he was right. Great venue that has pintxos like all the other joints as well as tables you can sit at (no reservation) but also a sit down restaurant that you can book. In the sit down restaurant we had the steak and the monkfish goujons. Would... More 

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Atencion_Restaurante, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good morning China Traveler. Thanks a lot for shaing your comment. We are glad you had a good experience in our restaurant and you enjoyed the food so much. We hope to see you back to San Sebastian soon. Best. More 

San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can order just about anything here and its great ... wonderful anchovy pintxos and the monk fish/shrimp skewer is awesome.

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Thank VoiceOverMan
Atencion_Restaurante, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good morning. Thanks a lot for sharing your comment. We are glad to read you enjoy our food so much. We hope to see you back to San Sebastian soon. Best. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't looking for a large meal so opted for this typical Pintxos bar and weren't disappointed. A lively atmosphere, plenty of chat and laughter to be heard accompanied by delicious Pintxos and wine. The meals some people were having looked good too!

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Atencion_Restaurante, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good morning Stefan. Thanks a lot for sharing your comment. We are glad to read you had a good experience in La Cepa. It would be nice to see you back soon. Best. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped by while wandering around the Old Town, following walk up to Mont Urgell. Pinxtos were fab, service great, topped off by the delicious red Muga wine served by the glass. Hugely recommended.

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Thank GWgary
Atencion_Restaurante, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good morning. Thanks a lot for sharing your review. We are glad you enjoyed the visit so much and we hope you had a great time in San Sebastian. It would be nice to see you back! Best. More 

Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was likely my favorite food in San Sebastián. The anchovies in oil and jamon iberico were the best I've ever had in my life. I would recommend this restaurant over just about any other.

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Thank Eric S
Atencion_Restaurante, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good morning Eric. Thanks for your review. We are glad you have such a great memory of our food, specially of our ham and our anchovies. It is great to read and it would be great as well to see you back soon. All the best. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$39
Cuisine
Bar, Spanish, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/ 31 de Agosto, 7, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 42 63 94
Description
Bar restaurant in San Sebastian's old part's heart. Pintxos and jam are two of its specialities. Basque traditional cuisine.

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