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Astelena 1997 Restaurante

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Euskal Herria 3, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 42 58 67
13:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 13:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 20:30 - 22:30
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Quito, Ecuador
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good Fancy Food, menus goes from 25 till 60, or more. it is worth it if you want to try Vasca Food!!

Thank emiliojimenez1
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were here before and decided to go again on our next holiday to San Sebastian. We were not disappointed at all. As a starter we had delicious asperges, which were prepared very well! For the main dish we choose Halibut, which we can truly recommend, but make sure to be hungry. We shared with two, but we could've easily... More 

Thank Dewi K
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267 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinner and only wish that I was a bit hungrier. The owner could not have been more gracious and also chose a delicious bottle of wine for us for less money than the one we chose. Learnt later that the owner/chef has his own cooking show and is somewhat a celebrity. Loved the mushrooms and egg,... More 

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Logrono, Spain
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148 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service nice, the setting elegant and in the old town close to the ocean but more quite than the old town. Decent wine menue for fair prices and some interesting choices from the other regions from Spain that do excellent wines, not only Rioja and Ribera. The food started well with an amuse bouche that was with basque excellence... More 

Thank Samuel H
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice dinner served at ease and according to our choice. Discovered the subtle tastes of Asparagus with mushroom and had a tasty fish soup. Haik spread for the main course with potatoes was nice with lemon sauce. Desserts were super topped up with Moscatal. Overall a great gastronomic experience....

Thank Joseph M
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115 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The place is worth the price! Excellent traditional & nouvelle Basc cuisine under Ander direction. Service is efficient, fast and paying attention to all details. Well trained. I was there yesterday night with my wife and we reslly enjoyed very very much. Quality of food is superb and excellent execution and presentation. We tried several dishes of their Menu and... More 

Thank cmatillas
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Great restaurant - good location, nice atmosphere (particularly in the basement, where we ate) and great food (we had the tasting menu). Will go back!

Thank KirstenLuann
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We were in town for a short weekend and we decided to have a nice meal in this restaurant. We were welcomed with a smile and had a nice table downstairs. They helped us pick out a wine that went with our food. Had a great variety of local food, mostly fish that was prepared very well. We really enjoyed... More 

1 Thank Dewi K
1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulous restaurant, food, service, ambience was top notch! We were able to share most dishes and the white Rioja paired perfectly with everything, even the water was great ! This restaurant was much better than the Michelin star we went to next night!!! Thanks we will definitely be back and tell all our friends!

Thank arleen S
St. Albans
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is an exceptional place to eat. The staff are very efficient and friendly. They are very helpful. The menu is good and the food is excellently cooked and presented. The wine list is also of a high standard. The owner is very personable and he works hard to ensure all diners feel valued. On the many occasions that I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$43 - US$65
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:30 - 15:00
13:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 22:30
13:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 22:30
13:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 22:30
13:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 22:30
13:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Euskal Herria 3, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 42 58 67

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