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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 - 00:00
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Wed - Mon 11:00 - 00:00
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this restaurant after visiting several other bars on the Pintxos trail. We were in need of a seat and more good food which La Cepa was able to offer. The waiters were friendly and food plentiful and tasty.

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

Good morning Glenn. Thanks a lot for your comment. We are glad to read you enjoyed the visit, the food and the attention. It would be great to see you back to San Sebastian soon. All the best. More 

Limoges, France
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't expect white table cloths if you come for dinner but do expect good food, simply cooked. Great for a casual, relaxed evening. Try the varied tapas on offer with a glass of wine or a beer. The black pudding from Burgos is our favourite along with the Chef's steak sandwich!

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Thank Gail F
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 to read you enjoyed your experience and it would be nice to see you back to San Sebastian soon. Best. More 

Texas
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158 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a recommendation from a local. We got plates, not pinxos. It was expensive, but good. $15E for 3 shrimp and 3 chunks of monkfish grilled. The seafood soup was good and $11E. The sidra was not as I expected, more vinegar_like. But the local red wine was really nice. It was chilled and more like a... More 

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

Good morning. Thanks for your review. We are glad to read that you, in general terms, enjoyed the visit and specially the wine. It would be great to see you back. Best. More 

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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This bar specialize in Jamon, it was great to end the Pintxos bar hopping with the delicacy of Spanish Jamon Bellota Iberico wash down with a glass of Txakoli

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

Good morning Romeo. Thanks a lot for your review. It is nice to read that you enjoyed the visit. It would be great to see you back soon. Best. More 

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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It is located in a very popular side of the city (the old town) where there are a lot of tourists. Nice decoration, friendly & English speaking personnel. Prices are low ( for tapas & wine ). Unfortunately we sat on the other site of the restaurant where are tables, as the bar was full (but all the energy and... More 

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

Good morning. Thanks for sharing your review. We are glad you enjoyed the wine and the service. On the other hand, we would like to point that we have now remodeled the restaurant so that it is the same as the bar, with the same style of tables. Yo can now have the same food in both sides of the... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We have been in Spain now for a week and eaten tapas/pintxos in Barcelona and San Sebastián , this place was the Macdonald's of Spain , overpriced , average food care factor zero shown by staff to tourists , disappointing given other unbiased trip advisor reviews. Went around the corner and spent half as much for 10 times the experience... More 

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

Good morning Angus. We regret you did not enjoy your visit. We will keep working hard to improve. Best. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Specialise in Serrano ham mini baguettes (tapas) in fresh baked little bread sticks Divine with the local cider

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

Good morning Simon. Thank you very much for sharing your review. It is great to read you enjoy our 'mixtos' and it would be great to see you back soon. Best. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We recently called into this traditional pinchos bar as a final late night pitstop on our way back to the apartment just down the street. We had Iberica ham (excellent), a cheesecake (nice but not as nice as Bar La Vina's) and a lovely apple slice washed down by two espressos. Crowded and happy with good food. We will go... More 

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Thank Lorks2013
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. It is nice to read you enjoyed our ham and our desserts and it would be great to see you back soon. Best. More 

Hobe Sound, Florida
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97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Good place with a tapas bar on one side and a more formal restaurant on the other. We opted for the formal after it was recommended by a bartender in another joint as a good choice for fish. Waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable. Food did not disappoint. Wine was good and cheap.

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Thank millracer
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. It is great to read you enjoyed the food and the attention and it would be nice to see you back soon. Best. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Although there is a large selection of pintxos in this very busy bar we instead opted to have a traditional Basque meal for lunch. With the assistance of a very helpful waitress I opted for a starter of kidney bean soup with chorizo sausage followed by a main of roast rabbit with potatoe washed down with a bottle of Rioja.... More 

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Thank rwilson215
Atencion_Restaurante, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bar la cepa, responded to this review

Good morning. Thank you for sharing your experience. It is great to read you found yourself so well attended and you enjoyed the food. It would be nice to see you back to the old town soon. Best. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 38
Cuisine
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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