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Bar Alex

C/ Larramendi, 10, 20006 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 47 73 79
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
7 Aug 2016
“Local bar with great Pintxos”
24 May 2015
“Tired of pinxos in the old town ? Try here instead”
Restaurant Hours
Spanish, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
C/ Larramendi, 10, 20006 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

I am always in San Sebastian and at this time of year, i try to avoid the old town. i am glad I made my way to Bar Alex as i got to sit down outside and have great pintxos served fresh to my table....More

Thank RCF80
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Small bar near the Cathedral. Stunningly good Pinxos of the menu. Great Rioja by the glass and good value for money The best Pinxos we have had in a week of trying several most days ! The cod with crab sauce was exceptional . Also...More

Thank bryanbez
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Very informal little place serving delicious made to order pintxos which are more like large starter-sized portions. Don't be put off by the decor/place itself, the very friendly Alex serves excellent foie amongst other Basque delicacies. Would return.

2  Thank Darina C
Reviewed 24 September 2014

A lot of the Pintxos bars that were on our ‘must visit’ list were closed our first night in San Sebastian (Monday) so we decided to do our first Pintxos tour at a couple of the bars away from the old town & on the...More

Thank Antony_Toop
Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

The tapas in Bar Alex became our favourite in San Sebastian. We tried several other places, but the tapas at Alex were more innovative and surprisingly delightful.

1  Thank FreddyKnutsen
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Bar Alex was a wonderful introduction to San Sebastian on our first day in this city. Jon (the manager, I believe) generously explained all about pintxos, suggested some great wine by the glass, and even said we should not have too many pintxos at his...More

1  Thank Xicorea
Reviewed 10 June 2014

We only discovered this little hidden gem after a few days of literally staying across the road. We popped in one afternoon but the kitchen was closed so we decided to come back the following evening and we were very glad we did. As we...More

4  Thank victoria_jamison
Reviewed 13 September 2013

This was some of the best pinchos we had on our trip. Lots of freshly cooked offerings with a great wine list. Good value too.

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 30 June 2013

The best tapas/pintxos I have ever had, actually might have been the best meal I have ever had! Great and friendly service. It's a very small place, we went there just after they had opened for dinner and got a table (on a saturday).

Thank Johan M
Reviewed 21 June 2013

We visited Bar Alex in May and really enjoyed it! Their hospitality was fantastic. When we said we were next in Rioja, the chef and barman wrote a list of restaurants and vineyards to visit. We followed their advice and ate at Joseph and Maries,...More

Thank JohninSantaCruz
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Spanish, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/ Larramendi, 10, 20006 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 47 73 79
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