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Gandarias Jatetxea

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C/ 31 de Agosto, 23, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 42 63 62
11:00 - 00:00
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are many pintos bars in San Sebastián and some are also restaurants but they tend not to open for dinner until 7:30, 8:00 or even 8:30 which was late for us. We stumbled on this restaurant which is also a pinxtos bar. The restaurant is open for full meals from 12:00 until late. The staff are extremely friendly. The... More 

Thank John C
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After a couple of nights enjoying pxintos from bar to bar our group felt like a more substantial sit down meal. The concierge at Hotel de Londres commended our choice of Gandarias Jatetxea and reserved a table for us. The front of the establishment is devoted to pxintos and was well patronaged when we arrived. We selected a vino blanco... More 

Thank Whyatt G
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly staff We had foie gras on toast and sirloin steak Bite Excellent Lots of atmosphere , staff always checked to make sure you liked your order Definitely worth a visit

Thank doodle1009
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A large and cozy bar area with seating at the rear. The usual offering of a wide variety of beautifully presented pintxes.

Thank Doug V
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Gandarias is hard to get into so make a reservation. However it is worth it with great food with many gluten free options and even a dedication extensive GF menu and delicious GF bread they make in the restaurant for you. Not the cheapest restaurant in SB but worth the extra as a treat. Lunch with wine for two €58.

Thank imcclenaughan
Istanbul, Turkey
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best places where we tasted the best pintxos. Sea urchins, veal tongue, duck are among our favorites. Prices are like any other jatetxea, quality is one of the highest. Hence value for money. Highly recommended

Thank Basak B
Trondheim, Norway
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120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A perfect place with great service for the best Lunch in old town. This is a must for food lovers. Just enjoy!

Thank OGE2014
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never à disappointment, excellent wines, vermouths, etc. The food is truly authentic and unpretentious - whether you go in for tapas or a full meal it is wonderful. Beautiful products and superb service. The bar staff are amazing and restaurant staff totally professional. Something for everyone.

Thank Susie B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Following a TripAdvisor suggestion and mentions in Rough Guide we headed out early for a meal in this restaurant. We met maître d' Axier and he found us a table, guided us through the menu and gave us excellent advice on choice of dishes and local wine. We had delicious fried squid (coming from a non seafood lover), scrambled egg... More 

Thank soosieq62
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in late afternoon when it was quiet and we could hang out easily at the bar (it had been wall to wall people the night before). We tried the sea urchin, crab tart, and the mushroom with jamon. Great snacks to split for two along with some Albariño. We came back the next day to get out of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/ 31 de Agosto, 23, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 42 63 62
We offer traditional Basque cuisine in the heart of the Old Town in Donostia-San Sebastian. As well as a bar offering an array of pintxos (tapas), we have an extensive menu specialising in meats, Iberian hams and sea food, as well as a wide range of national and international wines. We are open all day.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?