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Bar Paco Bueno

C/ Mayor / Nagusia Kalea 6 | 20003, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fried shrimp” (2 reviews)
“tapas” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Spanish
$$ - $$$
C/ Mayor / Nagusia Kalea 6 | 20003, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious prawns and other pinxtos Great atmosphere and staff very friendly. I will be back It is on a number of tapas tours

Thank IrelandJJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to visit Bar Paco Bueno by a colleague who had dined there a few years back. No tourista to be seen on the Monday night we were there, but plenty of locals who obviously know a good thing when they find it....More

Thank Whyatt G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did 21 pinxtos bars in 3 days and this was the one we went to twice. Not just because the croquettas and tempura prawns were delicious but because the service, welcome and atmosphere was magnificent. An authentic feel, you get the impression the place...More

Thank steve_swift2014
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped there attracted by the busy crowd inside. We were not disappointed as we enjoyed our favourite grilled pulpo and padron peppers.

Thank Charles D
Reviewed 2 January 2017

paco bueno, named after the old boxer and owner. PLace is very authentic, nice food and service. meeting point of rugby fans.

Thank wind4kite
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This is the place you go to have a nice vermouth and great fried shrimp. That is the house speciality and really worth it.

Thank hararysainz
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This bar was heaving day and night, if you want a quiet drink and pinxos this is not for you. The bar staff were excellent at keeping everyone happy and Paco Bueno's grandson gave us a bit of the bar and family history.

Thank john_heathrow
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Paco Bueno was a boxer who open a bar after retirement. The bar is full of back and white pictures of boxing fights. But the nicest thing of the place is not the old decoration but the fried tapas. It is an honest and traditional...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We stayed 1 week in San Sebastian, passed by this bar everyday and it was closed. They don't even have opening hours mention on the door. They stayed close when other bars were open. These guys did not seemed to care about their opening hours...More

Thank sherlyC78
Reviewed 20 June 2016

THE BAR : The owner’s name is Paco Bueno, and he hung up his boxing gloves in 1950. His son Gorka Bueno played rugby for Biarritz for 3 years. Hence the sporting memorabilia on the walls. Together with mother Maria Jesus Aranburu, they pride themselves...More

1  Thank Angelo G
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Bar, Spanish
Restaurant features
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Local cuisine
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  • Address: C/ Mayor / Nagusia Kalea 6 | 20003, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
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