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“This place stands out!”

La Cuchara de San Telmo
Price range: US$6 - US$12
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

One of the places in San Sebastián which really stands out from the rest. Amazing atmosphere, much thanks to the guys behind the bar, and super delicious food. Everything is freshly prepared on order.

The place really fills up, so be prepared for an intimate experience. But even if you prefer sit-down places, you should not miss out on this one!

Thank Sigbjørn H
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Fabulous food.
Slightly expensive.
Helpful staff.
Lacking in understanding allergies.
Outside seating hidden around a corner making it away from the crowds.
Very enjoyable.

Thank Terassa T
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We had the Ugly tomato, braised beef cheek over humus, crunchy pig ear over lentil purée, and the razor clams with shaved white asparagus. We went right after they opened on Sunday around noon, no problem ordering, the food came quickly. All dishes were down to earth true cooking. They changed menu seasonally, the one we ordered from was printed for summer 2018. I went for the duck ravioli, it was not on the summer menu. Everything we had were to the point on textures and tastes, because everything we ordered required different timing. Never seen razor clam this fresh, can’t improve anything on the beef cheek....

1  Thank lwmvwgc
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Truly one of the classics of San Sebastián. Unlike a lot of the other pintxos bars there are no pintxos on the bar! Menu is on the blackboard behind the bar but, you need to speak Spanish to understand it. However, there is a written version which has many, though not all, of the items translated and the exceptional staff has a working knowledge or more of English. The place is just outrageous fun, the food which is different than just ordinary pintxos, is fantastic. Not to be missed.

Thank jerrman01
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

What has happened?? We have visited San Telmo around 20 times over the last 8 years and it had always been a firm favourite of ours. On our most recent visit things had changed, the familiar staff had gone both front of house and in the kitchen and with them the atmosphere and quality of food has gone too.

The bar staff now thrust menu's with rations and half rations at you as you enter and actively discourage customers from choosing the pintxos that are displayed on the chalkboard for the more expensive larger portion options. Even though we attempted to order the pintxos we were served and charged for the half ration, as the bar man believed the pintxos would have been to small for us. There has also been a policy of order and pay before you are served introduced, the kind of practice that is usually only found in the 'tourist traps'. This is probably fitting as this is what the bar has become.

What was one of the best bars in San Sebastián is now one to probably avoid which is a real shame.

4  Thank SimonW-England
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