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Ganbara

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San Jeronimo 21, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 42 25 75
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11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Stockholm, Sweden
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not recommend. Went to 10 different places in oldtown. This was the worst, unfriendly place and staff. Go anywhere else and you will be well treated by friendly people. Other places are nice - Good food and service. But this place does not provide neither good food nor service...

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Thank Darigo
Toronto
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the pricier pintxo bars that i went to in San Sebastian, but everything I ate here was absolutely delicious. This is a must visit spot!

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Thank Anita49
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came in for the pintxos, which were very good and varied, and were surprised by the very good wine list at very good prices. For example Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5to Año 2005 for $86 a bottle. Many other good wines.

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Warren, New Jersey
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92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This place is a victim of its popularity. The food is good; their wine is fine. The serious overcrowding within makes for a less-than-optimal experience, however.

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Paris, France
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I went to Gambara twice (this year and four years ago). The prices of the tapas and wines became much higher than for years ago. I was disappointed that there wasn't huevas de bacalaos. Was it because of season ? (I went in March four years ago. ) Instead of huevas de bacilaos, I ate the mix of mushrooms that... More 

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Thank katia955
Beirut, Lebanon
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107 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This place makes it to the top of our list in San Seb! The food is a bit pricier than the other bars, but it is worth it! Do not miss!

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ny
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

we had both the highly recommended plates of the mushrooms and the spider crab tart. the tart didn't blow my mind, but the mushrooms are delicious! i would happily pay 19 euro for them again. on another visit, we had the specialty local peppers which were good, but to be honest tasted very much like shishitos to me. one of... More 

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Beijing, China
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130 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I have been at Gambara dozens of times, to have a drink and a mushroom tapa or at the tiny restaurant which offers basque delicacies. Food quality is very good, their tapas rank among the best. However the bar is always crowded and there is little space to enjoy. You need to fight with your elbows to get a spot... More 

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Torrox
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We visited Ganbara several times over our stay after a recommendation by Jose Pazarro. The bar can be quite manic, but there is plenty of staff on hand. Contrary to some reviews we found the staff friendly, and couldn't work out how they kept tabs on everyone's bill especially as we moved around. The food was excellent, especially the mushrooms... More 

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Thank Cristobal G
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

As a vegetarian, Ganbara was one of the best places we visited. The mixed mushrooms are delicious, as are the peppers and fried asparagus. Definitely worth a visit!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Jeronimo 21, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 42 25 75

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