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“Fresh and fantastic seafood”
Review of Marinela - Igeldo

Marinela - Igeldo
Price range: $7 - $45
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are known for our fresh products, quality customer service and table side scenery that is unforgettable, offering great grilled seafood and fish. The establishment is open from March till the end of September and we can welcome up to 80 guest.You can enjoy our traditional sailor´s dishes like fish soup, baked stuffed crab or squid in black sauce.We are located in the heart of San Sebastián´s shore, near by The Paseo Nuevo, The Old Town and The Aquarium offering great views and a unique atmosphere.
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fresh and fantastic seafood”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

After 2 nights in San Sebastian of trying (and enjoying) the local pinchos bars we decided that we wanted to sit down and sample the local seafood. Marinela doesn't stand out from the half dozen of restaurants that line the old port of San Sebastian. However what did stand out for us was the dishes on the menu, and we are glad we selected to dine at Marinela. The seafood was excellent! From the local clams (highly recommended - but small serve) to grilled local fish, this was a delightful experience. In addition the staff were very friendly, engaging and helpful.

  • Visited July 2013
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“MARIÑELA - one of the places we visit regularly”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is one of those places you pass by a 100 of times thinking… nooo, this is for tourists… but one day we gave it a try and – surprise! Excellent quality of food, big quantities. This restaurant is in the port of San Sebastian so even though they offer some meet – if we go the – we order fish. In the menu there is what fishermen brought in the morning – so the menu also depends on what the fishermen brought in the morning to the port…

  • Visited July 2013
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great selection and tasty food”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is one of a few similar-looking seafood places along the port area, but we're glad we happened upon this one. The waiter recommended monkfish, which I wasn't familiar with, but I was not disappointed.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Matt4245
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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fresh food and good atmosphere”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Plain, simple, rustique cooking. Seafood very fresh and grilled to perfection. Quite expensive a la carte, set menus probably a good idea. Relatively touristy, but a nice, quiet option if you get enough of the crowds in the pinxtos bars in the old quarter. Best of the restaurants along the Paseo del Muelle.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank TanteTynne
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Enrique S, Manager at Marinela - Igeldo, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Thank you for the great review, we are happy you enjoyed your time in Marinela and we hope to see you again.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fresh seafood! Yummy!”
Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

First of all. dont listen to the people here writing about unrelevant things and saying this restaurant is bad. Many bad reviews here but we couldn't find a restaurant that could take 12 people for table so we booked anyway. We ordered squid, monkfish, cod, sardines, prawns and fish soup. All of these dishes were great, very fresh and simple. They were all gilled and some oil on it. We asked for some extra garlic and oil to it and that was no problem. Really helpful and great staff. Held the restaurant open for an extra hour in the night just for us. Overall great fresh seafood. The potatoes were GREAT! Really recommend this place.

Visited June 2013
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Enrique S, Gerente at Marinela - Igeldo, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
It is awesome to know that you had a good time in our restaurant. Thanks for your review!
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