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Review of Gandarias Jatetxea

Gandarias Jatetxea
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed April 5, 2018

It was probably our mistake, we got there fairly late on a rainy night, meaning to go for the pinxtos but ended up in the restaurant section. We ordered a number of starters, but it was really not nice food. Maybe the bar section is different, but our food was very ordinary.

Thank Gerda W
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Aitor U, Responsable de Comunicación at Gandarias Jatetxea, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Thank you for your visit, even though your experience was not satisfactory. We would like to know what exactly you didn’t like, as we offer the same high quality products both in the bar and in the restaurant. We hope you come back to fully enjoy our food and company.

Sincerely,

The management of Gandarias

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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to get their last table available without a reservation. I had the whole turbot with a wonderful sauce of roasted garlic. Delicious food and great service.

Thank leighannuccia
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

We wandered in after seeing a crowd inside on a cold rainy evening. It was a great decision. Nothing we had was less than excellent, and the sea urchin - prepared almost like oysters Rockefeller - was outstanding. The beef brochette, bacala, morcilla with peppers and a quail egg, and the croquettes were also memorable. As a comparison, nothing at Arzak showed the same attention to detail or mouth feel. Add some surprisingly good Rioja into the mix and you have yourself a wonderful meal.

Thank zedrao63
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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Not the best meal I’ve had. Food was good but not great and service poor. We ate dinner and were able to have the apero’s (cold) by helping ourselves up front. A bit hard to get close to the food through the crowd. Beware though - this is a pay as you go deal, not a buy a drink and get the buffet.

Thank laura-n-lux
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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

This was recommended as one of the ‘musts’ for San Sebastián. What a disappointment! Actually it wasn’t even about the price, it just was so ordinary. The fried squid was soft and tasteless (really homemade?) and the lamb tough and dry. We came to San Sebastián because of it’s reputation for great food and are totally mystified why this place gets such good reviews.

2  Thank Hasbean
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