La Cuchara de San Telmo

Tapas Restaurant€€€€
Parte Vieja, San Sebastián
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  • Ranked #3 for tapas restaurants in San Sebastian
  • Gastromaniac G.
    "The rib tapa, the foie... Anything is just amazing"(61 Tips)
    birge a.
    "Keep in mind that it worths the struggle; veal cheeks is amazing!!"(12 Tips)
    Charlene
    "Their risotto is delicious."(27 Tips)
    Rose P.
    "cochinillo and the risotto."(4 Tips)
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  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarJune 9, 2015
    Some of the best pintxos in the city. Don't miss the tomato/bread/cheese mixture or the burrata with asparagus. Also; the prawn and cod were delicious. Wash it all down with a cold Txacoli.
  • Monica D.
    Monica DesaiAugust 27
    One of the best in SS, get the seared foie and the crispy suckling pig. If you want more, grab Iberian ham and the risotto as well!
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissAugust 27
    Fucking fantastic. Seared foie gras, crispy suckling pig, "tomato" roasted with Iberian ham and cheese. Really, just eat everything.
  • Simon E.
    Simon EskildsenSeptember 8
    The sweet breads stood out, but everything we had was stellar. Sit down for half or full portions, stand up inside for tapas and the daily specials. Get there when they open at 8pm. Busy!
  • Yana T.
    Yana TSeptember 10
    Bad news- you have to fight for your food, good news - the food is worth fighting for. If you're not into this stand-up-n-eat-tapas thing, there're some tables outside. I fell in love with their squid
  • Vernise C.
    Vernise ChoongMay 16, 2013
    Recommended by the locals, our first stop in San Sebastián. They have an English menu, love the Minister's feet! So tender and juicy.. Everything we ordered us too good! Suckling pig, goat's cheese..
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah Trott 🌹September 18, 2014
    The top 3 items (tough choice): veal cheeks, duck ravioli, suckling pig. Drinks: sidra y Rioja.
    Upvoted Sep 25
  • Alissa L.
    This was an expirience! The food was on a different level. No pinxchos at the bar. Suckling pig, octopus and risotto were heaven. Came for early dinner (7:30).
  • Matej B.
    Matej BalantičSeptember 6, 2015
    Superb Michelin-star-level pintxos for very reasonable prices. It gets quite crowded, but that's the usual for amazing places like this.
  • birge a.
    birge aOctober 24
    Hard to order for your food and find a spot to eat it. Keep in mind that it worths the struggle; veal cheeks is amazing!!
  • Luke W.
    Luke WhiteJune 10, 2015
    The tuna, the suckling pig, the bacalao ravioli, and probably the most perfectly cooked piece of foie gras you'll ever eat for € 3.90. Best pinxto bar in San Sebastián.
  • Renato V.
    Renato Valdes OlmosJanuary 29, 2012
    Unlike most other spots, pintxos here are prepared to order. Less traditional and more experimental deliciousness with local produce. Get the ravioli with 'morcilla' (blood sausage)!
  • Charlene
    CharleneSeptember 3, 2015
    Their risotto is delicious. We were hopping from place to place so we didn't get a chance to try everything else. The foie and veal cheek looked scrumptious.
  • Rose P.
    Rose PtMay 5, 2013
    Really nice place for good pintxos ;) Love the foie, the carrillera de ternera, the cochinillo and the risotto. A little expsive but totally worth it!
  • Gregory M.
    Gregory MilaniSeptember 27
    Probably one of the best tapas restaurant in the city! The tomato salad and the pulpo were memorable!
  • sesim
    sesimJune 30
    Oh my! The foie a la plancha is so good here. Also the veal cheek. Not very impressed with the risotto though.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinOctober 27
    Highlights include the foie gras and veal cheeks. Tiny spot tucked away in the heart of the action.
  • Corinna P.
    Corinna PJuly 5, 2015
    The lomo was A+++, cochinillo A++++, risotto, seafood. Shitshow but worth it!
  • Leo C.
    Leo C.June 19, 2014
    Definitively the things to order if you need to economise stomach space: veal cheeks, pigs' ears, foie gras, pork belly and then the octopus.
  • Elisabeth E.
    Best place we've been too so far! Try the octopus and the seafood burrata👌🏼
  • Martin L.
    Martin LissmyrSeptember 3, 2015
    "This place makes a mean veal cheek. The bacalao and bonito were also delicious. Like Borda Berri you can't really go wrong with whatever is on the chalkboard." - Huffington Post
  • Gabriela H.
    Gabriela HernándezNovember 7, 2015
    Everything!!! I would live here if I could. Try the pumpkin seeds risotto and everything else. Worth the money.
  • Martina I.
    Martina IllysAugust 28, 2015
    Delicious innovative food at great prices. The octopus (pulpo) is superb!
  • Ubershopper
    UbershopperSeptember 21
    Tapas here are excellent especially their octopus & squid. Half portions are big enough to be shared by 4.
  • Dan C.
    Dan CalladineMarch 22, 2011
    Just the most amazing place - 2 people behind the bar, 2 in the (open) kitchen. Order the ribs, the foie, the polpo... All good, nothing bad.
  • Tobias G.
    Tobias GrönbergJuly 16, 2015
    Very crowded, very loud, but very very good. The grilled squid was amazing, and so was the cod. A place to return to.
  • Jacob C.
    Jacob CassMay 22, 2015
    Crispy and delicious grilled octopus! Perfectly done suckling pig. Hidden little spot worth finding!
  • Oguzhan E.
    We got risotto, veal cheek, grilled octopus and foie gras, all of them was amazing!
  • Matt L.
    Matt LAugust 18, 2014
    Very cool spot for a bit of tapas and a drink. Speedy efficient service and food that won't disappoint.
  • Ben G.
    Ben GateleyAugust 25
    Amazing! Pinxtos cooked fresh to order... Try the beef cheeks and the pork! Can't be missed!
  • Ellen V.
    Ellen VGDecember 15, 2013
    10/10 pinchos bar. The smaller this bar is, the better quality we get. Don't ever go away without tasting its delicious FOIE
  • Melody K.
    Melody KohMay 8, 2013
    Goat cheese, veal cheek, foie gras, scallops, pigs ears. You can't go wrong!
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SanzAugust 7, 2015
    It's aleays full of people but it's because it's one of the best! Tapas are amazing!
  • Terry W.
    Terry WeerasingheJune 22, 2014
    Being your friends and order the whole tapas menu inside... Very high level of cooking
  • António
    AntónioAugust 1, 2013
    Amazing pintxos! I specially liked the "Vieira" and "Pulpo" both great
  • Micah C.
    Micah ChilesJuly 12, 2015
    All was good, but the foie stands above the others I've had
  • Anna S.
    Anna SolimanJuly 6, 2014
    Expensive, but the foie is excellent. Waiters are genuinely proud of their chef's work.
  • İlker E.
    İlker ErgenMay 18, 2015
    Very similar to Borda Berri. There are some differences like scallops and seafood. Also better service.
  • Jo M.
    Jo MOctober 19, 2014
    Obviously the beef cheeks but the mushroom risotto is pretty special too.
  • Mary L.
    Mary LeeSeptember 13, 2014
    Beef cheeks, octopus and burrata with guacamole - yummmmm
  • Phil N.
    Phil NomMay 28, 2015
    Repeat after me; Suckling pig, foie gras, ravioli and beef cheek
  • Josemari C.
    Josemari CuervoSeptember 29, 2013
    Crispy suckling pig!!! A MUST!
  • Soleyl C.
    Best foie ever! This is a must stop in the Old part of SS.
  • Pasa B.
    Pasa BaydarDecember 26, 2014
    Foie gras and the others is delicious
    Upvoted Oct 5
  • Ludo V.
    Ludo VerhielSeptember 8, 2015
    Excellent fresh pintxos!
  • Fred W.
    Fred WilsonSeptember 15, 2014
    the scallops are recommended
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BarberSeptember 26, 2011
    Two words: veal cheek. Melty as hell and one's never enough. The foie is pretty damn fine too...
  • Gastromaniac G.
    The rib tapa, the foie... Anything is just amazing
  • Josh P.
    Unbelievable. Best piece of tuna I've ever eaten.
  • Pablo C.
    Pablo CGAugust 11, 2015
    Great cooked tapas though a bit expensive.
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