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La Cuchara de San Telmo

Calle 31 de Agosto, 28, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+1 617-953-3735
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“suckling pig” (101 reviews)
“scallops” (70 reviews)
“foie” (63 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Calle 31 de Agosto, 28, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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1 - 10 of 763 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fast and furious tapas which will satisfy any foodie. Unpretentious bar style tapas with gourmet/fine flavour. The octopus is amazing and we highly recommend. The bar team can also recommend wine pairing.

1  Thank KennelEightyFive
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

This place is a must for anyone visiting San Sebastián - my friend and I booked a tour through Devour San Sebastián and were taken here on the tour - we had the suckling pork which was to die for.. so much so that we...More

Thank Jenefer M
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We were expecting a full service restaurant but there was only bar seating/standing inside and a few tables outside.. no service- you order at the bar, leave your name and wait till they shout for you to collect your food .. waiters are fun and...More

Thank Daniel T
Reviewed 31 October 2017

What a great tradition of cosying up to the bar ordering small plates of delicious food. We loved the suckling pig as well as the foie here. If you are not sure what to order ask for their specialties (all places will advise). They will...More

Thank KimofOz
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Go here, pull up space at the bar, order a txakoli (chock-oli) wine, the ravioli (stuffed with duck confit) and the suckling pig. Then explore the rest of the menu. Go with the flow, it's always busy for a reason and it's a tight space....More

Thank TammyGordon
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This is a unique little restaurant off the beaten path, and hidden down a small almost dead end street. The menu small but it's very interesting, and the food is always great. I tried to visit during my last trip, but construction work was underway...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Great tapas but the focus is on the locals or those who have been before. You need to know what you are doing and how you are doing it and it is not easy in a small and very busy tapas bar which has a...More

Thank BerrieP
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Although the bar is very tiny and slim, the kitchen is fabulous. Standing with all of my friends one after the other delicious dish came out of the small kitchen. Excellent wine! Super advice.

Thank JacquesdlC
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Waiters are all upset don’t know why and the food is nothing special , in addition is expensive , to be forgotten...

1  Thank ZulGP
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Having been mentioned in a few food magazines and a couple of personal recommendations, I was really looking forward to eating here. We even arrived 15mins before they opened and sat on the benches around the corner to secure our seat. It gets very busy!...More

Thank LondonTravellerBlog
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Questions & Answers
Mehrnaz M
2 August 2016|
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Response from Tony and Javier P | Reviewed this property |
We went at lunch time, but we also know that they are opened in the evenings, because we tried but it was full and couldn't get a table. Worth trying to get it.
12 April 2015|
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Response from Cleo2003 | Reviewed this property |
Hi this is a casual pintxo bar and standing room only. No need for reservation. Not sure about exact opening times - they're open for lunch and closes around 2 pm. Reopens again for dinner till late.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 31 de Agosto, 28, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +1 617-953-3735
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