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La Vida

Calle San Marcial 37, 20005 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 24 41 50
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
26 May 2015
“Average at best”
4 Apr 2015
“Friendly service and yummy pinxtos”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
Calle San Marcial 37, 20005 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Reviewed 26 May 2015

I have reviewed this restaurant before, as we visited it many times in the past. This time we went straight to it at our first night in town and we were extremely disappointed by the food. The menu has changed, as there is a new...More

Thank milikab
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

Stopped here because the weather was bad and had some wine and pinxtos. Glad we dos because we ended up having a nice chat with the bar tender and sampled an array of food and wines. Nice experience and would definitely return. Recommend the calamari...More

Thank BPRT-8683
Reviewed 9 June 2014

At our stay in San Sebastian we did not have breakfast included in our hotel. We found this place and were happy we had not. Really relaxed atmosphere with good service and nice food. Mini salads if you are not that hungry, classic omelettes if...More

Thank MatJens
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Average is a bit harsh because this place can be very good. These bars have huge turnovers of customers and also of staff during the day. A good minute and you'll be happy here, another few minutes and there's no service, no food. No food...More

Thank James840
Reviewed 18 September 2013

This place is fantastic. Not too much out door seating but if you are able to get an outdoor table its great because the street is closed off from cars. Really enjoyed this place so much we came back the next day as well -Loved...More

Thank alicja s
Reviewed 13 September 2013

On our first night here the Old Town was heaving with celebrating rowers so we had to look in the centre for somewhere to dine. We were lucky enough to find this great restaurant. Great Pintxos. English menu available, friendly helpful staff with limited English...More

Thank Holidaybell
Reviewed 27 July 2013

We ate here tonight. 6 of us arrived at 8:30 and only had to wait 5 mins for a table. The seafood was really excellent. Patatas bravas were a little soggy. Service was very good, although they spoke almost no English. I would return to...More

Thank nckbrdfld
Reviewed 22 July 2013

All the pinchos were good and the service was fine, but there was one dish that stood out. A scallop appetizer with a citrus sauce that somehow included a sorbet. It was so good we ordered a second round for dessert!

Thank GeorgiaJandL
Reviewed 7 June 2013

We went here most days, the food is excellent and always served beautifully, I asked for the cheese on toast, well it was fantastic, I wish I had taken a photo, and the little teapots they serve their tea in is charming, I even bought...More

Thank loslimones47
Reviewed 6 June 2013

This seems to be a more local bar and restaurant than most others we stumbled across in San Sebastian. The food is very creatively arranged and the taste is very good. Actually rather createive, which we did nto expect looking at this place to begin...More

Thank Falk K
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Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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  • Address: Calle San Marcial 37, 20005 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 24 41 50
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