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Xarma Jatetxea

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Avenida de Tolosa 123, 20018 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 31 71 62
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13:00 - 15:30
20:45 - 23:15
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Tue - Sun 13:00 - 15:30
Wed - Sat 20:45 - 23:15
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Gelderland
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This is a fine yet small restaurant with seven tables tucked away in a busy travelled street. It is 3 km removed from the city center so you have to make the effort. However it is worth it. I was lucky to get a table on a Saturday evening. We took the menu option which brings you 8 courses and... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here last Saturday evening, after browsing Tripadvisor and some culinary blogs on where to eat in SS. I have to say, the experience and the food was even better than I hoped it would be! The service is top notch, and even though the restaurant could do with a little improving, this does not disturb in the... More 

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Thank jeaninealsma
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We walked from Gros to Xarma when it was cold and a little windy. It was definetely worth it! Our reward was a cozy little restaurant with amazing food and great service. The food has simple and mostly inexpensive ingredients, but the creativity and quality are seen in the final result of the dishes. They're not only beautiful, they're delicious.... More 

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Thank Carolina B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This week we have eaten at Saltxipi, Narru and Ni Neu as recommendations of hidden gems restaurants but the real hidden gem is Xarma. Having eaten at Ramsey's, Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester and L'enclume among others, this food feels like it is trying to produce food with the same attention to detail. The location is rubbish, but that probably... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

My title says it all. Enjoy your journey, they have a market menu during lunch as well as a la carte. To avoid disappointment I would make a reservation.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The food was so delicious, so creative, just perfect. I don't have words to describe it. I think this is the best meal in my life. The prices are great and the wine was fine.

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Overijse, Belgium
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Not far from the highway exit towards Ondaretta Beach I found a true little gem caled Xarma. The classy cosy restaurant is run with clockwork precision but with a charming female touch for extreme care and refinement. I am hard to please, but this is a place close to Heaven. Excellent choice for a tête à tête with that special... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Everything about this place on first impressions is very avg - location, space,a bit bright & slow first drinks ( for Spain anyway) Once things get rolling & food start coming out you start to forgive the lighting & the fact my seat stares at the wc door...every dish is presented in distinctive modern way. Flavours challenge you & my... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend ate here yesterday and having got out of our taxi, a 10 minute ride from downtown San Sebastián, the place looked like an office block! We walked in at 8 30pm and it was deserted. The staff appeared not to be ready but they were smiley and showed us to a table quickly. The decor was... More 

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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

This really is a hidden gem. It is rather hidden from the other wonderful restaurants that make up San Sebastian, but don't let it's odd location put you off visiting. It is very much worth a stop off at when visiting San Sebastian. It is intimate yet sophisticated in its interior, I would say it would be perfectly suited to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
13:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
13:00 - 15:30
20:45 - 23:15
Thursday
13:00 - 15:30
20:45 - 23:15
Friday
13:00 - 15:30
20:45 - 23:15
Saturday
13:00 - 15:30
20:45 - 23:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida de Tolosa 123, 20018 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 31 71 62

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