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La Vina

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Calle 31 de Agosto, 3, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 42 74 95
Today
10:30 - 17:00
18:30 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 10:30 - 17:00
18:30 - 00:00
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san francisco
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled into this place not knowing that they had the best cheesecake in the world, but they do. It may be worth going all the way to Spain just for this heaven on a plate. The texture is perfect, rich, but not overly heavy. It's sweet, but not too sweet. As you can see from the photos people have... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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335 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, I am very serious and as a person who has had the luck of being able to taste a lot of cheesecakes around the globe, I can say that this is my favourite. It's slightly different than others as it's fluffy and lighter. It is creamy yet not too heavy. They sell a lot of them and you should... More 

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Thank BAY-GASTRO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like everyone else we went here for the cheesecake, and it was absolutely worth it! Best cheesecake I've ever had - we went back for seconds! Their other pinxos were also delicious (chorizo wrapped in pastry, egg tortilla), and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Thank Pri J
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a cheese cake and what amazing atmosphere. Very busy so don't expect lots of space. One portion of cake easily feeds two.

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Thank ZickyZack
Lafayette, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I came here for the cheesecake, as we had been told how delicious it was. What a disappointment! It was too eggy, bland, and burnt. Yes, I know it's supposed to be burnt, but that doesn't improve its flavor. My homemade cheesecake is much, much better. Send me a message if you want my recipe.

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Thank SoniaChan
Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We had taken the longish and very interesting walk over Mt Urgull and back into the old town on a crisp very late Autumn morning day two of our time in Donostia and we were feeling very virtuous. We decided to try some cold pinchos at a place that our apartment owner had recommended to us in the old town... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We were there just for the desert and the choice was cheese cake with a glass of jerez or any other sweet wine, this was the perfect mix and after being on another casa close by. Service is good and the food was delicious.

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Thank Pedro_Diener_Pereira
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Everything is tasty at La Viña. But the famous cheesecake is just different, unique. People go there just for it, as I did again at the end of an afternoon a few days ago.

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Ankara, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Before our bar crawl in San Sebastian, I read many reviews about the highly rated restaurants in the old town. La Vina was highly recommended for its cheesecake. So it was in our list. The restaurant was very busy, but we did not wait to be served. They were very friendly. My wife and I enjoyed the restaurant very much.... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

A return visit to La Vina and another heavenly cheesecake tasting. Service and atmosphere super friendly. Sublime!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 17:00
18:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 17:00
18:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 17:00
18:30 - 00:00
Thursday
10:30 - 17:00
18:30 - 00:00
Friday
10:30 - 17:00
18:30 - 00:00
Saturday
10:30 - 17:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 31 de Agosto, 3, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 42 74 95

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?