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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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New York City, New York
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pintxo's are the Basque equivalent of tapas but originated in Basque Country. There are many Bars all over a neighborhood and the fun is eating small bites of different foods in the places you choose. Bar La Cepa specializes in Iberica ham in many varieties. Just order an assortment and a glass of wine, beer or hard cider and you... More 

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

Good morning Andrea. Thank you very much for sharing your comment. We are glad to read you enjoyed the food and had fun in our bar. It would be nice to see you back soon. Best. More 

Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Go beyond the usual tapas at this unassuming little spot and try the set menu. The dishes are likely even more characteristic of the region than tapas, and the waiter will do his-her best to translate. Some likely have no English or other language equivalent because they are so site-specific, but you're a traveler so go ahead and take a... More 

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

Good morning. Thank you very much for sharing your review. We are thankful for the detailed of your comment and the time taken. It is really nice to read you have enjoyed the experience so much in terms of food and service, and it would be great to see you back to San Sebastian. Best. More 

Athens, Greece
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After walking for hours, tired and hungry, we visited this beautiful restaurant. It is actually kind of divided in two parts: one for the pintxos and another for dining. We chose dining. The fish soup was excellent. Real thick soup, full of flavour. The omelette was also very very good. The boys and girls attending to our table, were polite... More 

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

Good morning. Thank you very much for sharing your review. We are glad you enjoyed the soup, the omelette and the attention so much. It would be great to see you back to San Sebastian. Best. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this bar recently with friends. Very welcoming with a great buzz. Good choice of pintxos but we focused on the jamon jabugo. It was delicious - ask for it freshly sliced on a platter. You will go back for more!

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Thank Kerryman92
Atencion_Restaurante, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good evening. Thanks a lot for the comment. We are glad you enjoyed the jabugo and the rest of the pintxos. It would be great to see you back. Best. More 

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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375 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are lots of reviews praising this tapas bar and we would certainly recommend it particularly the jamon and anchovy. Lots of other choices and very good value wines by the glass. A must visit.

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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 glad you enjoy pour jamon and anchovies, as well as the wine and the rest of our food. It would be great to see you back soon. Best. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just booked a return visit to San Sebastian this summer based primarily on our wonderful experience at bar La Cepa - brilliant rioja and ribera de duero wine by the (very reasonably priced) glass; delicious, fresh and varied pintxos; professional, charming service. We cannot wait to return in August and cannot recommend La Cepa highly enough!

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

Good morning. Thank you very much for sharing your comment. We are really happy to read you have such a good memory of your visit to San Sebastian and La Cepa and that you are coming back soon. It would be great to see you again. Best. More 

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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Pintxos bar we visited in the Basque region, really friendly and great service, other bars had rather offhand service, but not here. Wish we had found this bar before trying others.

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

Good morning John. Thanks a lot for sharing your comment. It is great to read you enjoyed the food and the service, which is a very important point for us. It would be great to see you back to San Sebastian soon. Best. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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248 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this bar and experienced pintxos which was unique. The array of snacks were amazing & we tried 4 different cold mainly seafood dishes & all were fantastic. Staff were great & helping us considering we were knew pintxos converts. Drinks were good - draught beer & white wine & reasonably priced. It was so good we went back later... More 

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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 review. It is really nice to read you enjoyed the food and the visit so much. It would be great to see you back soon. Best. More 

Cobh, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Great bar with quick and good food. Had steak and chips only €7.50 and it was really good. You must try the famous baked cheese cakes. Well worth a visit.

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

Good morning Marian. Thank you very much for sharing your review. We are gad to read you enjoyed the food and the visit so much. We hope you have had a great time in San Sebastian and to see you back soon. Best. More 

New York City, New York
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282 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This was a great first stop at a traditional pintxos bar to learn how it's done. Favorite pintxos were the peppers, olive, and sardine, the ham, sardine and brie, and the tortilla espanola - perfectly runny and hot out of the oven.

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

Good morning Chris. Thank you very much for sharing your comment. We are glad you enjoyed the pintxos and the visit. It would be great to see you back soon. Best. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$39
Cuisine
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
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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