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Avenida de la Libertad, 40, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 42 97 96
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07:30 - 23:30
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for lunch and ordered the chicken sandwich each as it sounded nice. We also ordered a coffee each . The coffee was nice and arrived quickly but the sandwiches we could see later on were sitting on the end of the bar , waiting for the wait staff to deliver to us. Apparently their conversation must have been... More 

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Thank Ashley C
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Pretty disappointing in all - food was edible but just about. I had a really bland paella with hardly any seafood in it at all. Tasted like it had been cooked a while ago and was reheated. Price also didn't include taxes so be prepared for that. Service was perfectly fine, though. Atmosphere a bit odd too - wouldn't recommend... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Maybe the worst food you can get in this lovely town. The service is below average. The place is a mess. I ordered a steak which I can easily say the worst I have ever had. I aksed for fresh orange juice which the waitress said he can't do since he cleaned the machine already!!! I had to go for... More 

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Thank poyan82
Madrid, Spain
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Went here for breakfast to escape expensive Hotel breakfasts. Nice service, great coffee and a large tostada. We read the newspaper and enjoyed a leisurely morning coffee. Went twice and enjoyed both occasions. Seems like a local place as well.

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Thank LittleRicky
London
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and great coffee. We ducked out of heavy rain and settled in for brunch. Was pleasant.

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Thank lynnscot
San Ramon, California
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667 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a beer, a coke and nice pintxos here on our 2nd day in town, and everybody was very friendly. We got our drinks and looked over the selection of good looking pintxos on the bar. I liked the Iberian ham with cheese baguette, and my gf chose some Iberian ham croquettes. One of the servers offered us a... More 

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Thank Rob M
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Had breakfast here everyday during our 5 day stay in San Sebastian. Hearty bacon, egg and fries. Delicious fresh orange juice and a good cappuccino. Sat outside most days. Service prompt and with a smile.

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Thank Giselle M
Clifton, Virginia
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Nothing to write home about, yet sandwiches and salads are made of fresh ingredients, crunchy baguettes and delicious local charcuterie.

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Thank Cypris
Sydney
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Slightly surly front of house girl, but otherwise staff were great, food wholesome and tasty, quick service and overall fine.

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Thank jacmell
Maldon, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The food we got was good and arrived quickly, but several things we asked for later didn't turn up, even after reminding the waiter twice. There were a lot of customers and not many staff on. Oh, and they don't accept cards.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 23:30
Monday
07:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 23:30
Thursday
07:30 - 23:30
Friday
07:30 - 23:30
Saturday
07:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida de la Libertad, 40, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 42 97 96

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?