La Cuchara de San Telmo

Tapas Restaurant€€€€
Parte Vieja, San Sebastian
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  • Ranked #3 for tapas restaurants in San Sebastian
  • Melody K.
    "Goat cheese, veal cheek, foie gras, scallops, pigs ears."(56 Tips)
    Josemari C.
    "Veal cheeks!!! Rocks!"(10 Tips)
    Rose P.
    "cochinillo and the risotto."(4 Tips)
    Charlene
    "Their risotto is delicious."(23 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.
  • 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..
  • 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.
  • 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 ProstMay 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!
  • sesim
    sesim3 weeks ago
    Oh my! The foie a la plancha is so good here. Also the veal cheek. Not very impressed with the risotto though.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah TrottSeptember 18, 2014
    The top 3 items (tough choice): veal cheeks, duck ravioli, suckling pig. Drinks: sidra y Rioja.
  • Elisabeth E.
    Best place we've been too so far! Try the octopus and the seafood burrata👌🏼
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jacob C.
    Jacob CassMay 22, 2015
    Crispy and delicious grilled octopus! Perfectly done suckling pig. Hidden little spot worth finding!
  • İlker E.
    İlker ErgenMay 18, 2015
    Very similar to Borda Berri. There are some differences like scallops and seafood. Also better service.
  • Oguzhan E.
    We got risotto, veal cheek, grilled octopus and foie gras, all of them was amazing!
  • Martina I.
    Martina IllysAugust 28, 2015
    Delicious innovative food at great prices. The octopus (pulpo) is superb!
  • 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
  • Corinna P.
    Corinna PJuly 5, 2015
    The lomo was A+++, cochinillo A++++, risotto, seafood. Shitshow but worth it!
  • Anna S.
    Anna SolimanJuly 6, 2014
    Expensive, but the foie is excellent. Waiters are genuinely proud of their chef's work.
  • Melody K.
    Melody KohMay 8, 2013
    Goat cheese, veal cheek, foie gras, scallops, pigs ears. You can't go wrong!
  • 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
  • Jo M.
    Jo MOctober 19, 2014
    Obviously the beef cheeks but the mushroom risotto is pretty special too.
  • 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...
  • Mary L.
    Mary LeeSeptember 13, 2014
    Beef cheeks, octopus and burrata with guacamole - yummmmm
  • Mirian B.
    Be careful with prices, there are similar places with better prices
  • Gastromaniac G.
    The rib tapa, the foie... Anything is just amazing
  • Phil N.
    Phil NomMay 28, 2015
    Repeat after me; Suckling pig, foie gras, ravioli and beef cheek
  • Miguel V.
    Miguel VecinNovember 15, 2010
    Order everything on the menu believe me it's worth it
  • Josh P.
    Unbelievable. Best piece of tuna I've ever eaten.
  • Pablo C.
    Pablo CGAugust 11, 2015
    Great cooked tapas though a bit expensive.
  • Soleyl C.
    Best foie ever! This is a must stop in the Old part of SS.
  • Josemari C.
    Josemari CuervoSeptember 29, 2013
    Crispy suckling pig!!! A MUST!
  • Ludo V.
    Ludo VerhielSeptember 8, 2015
    Excellent fresh pintxos!
  • Vincent T.
    Vincent TanOctober 15, 2015
    One of the few tapas bars open Tuesday
  • Karisa N.
    Karisa NichollsJuly 23, 2013
    The veal cheeks are amazing..,
  • Marie Sainabou J.
    Marie Sainabou JengFebruary 28, 2015
    Try the ravioli and the polpo
  • Miguel V.
    Miguel VecinNovember 4, 2010
    The pulpo is to die for
  • Josemari C.
    Josemari CuervoSeptember 29, 2013
    Veal cheeks!!! Rocks!
  • Fred W.
    Fred WilsonSeptember 15, 2014
    the scallops are recommended
  • W L.
    W LokAugust 7, 2014
    Make sure you try the foie!
  • Vincent T.
    Vincent TanOctober 14, 2015
    Pig's ear was superb!
  • Ronnie K.
    Ronnie KinoshitaJune 11, 2014
    Amazing pintxos. Unforgetable.
  • Pasa B.
    Pasa BaydarDecember 26, 2014
    Foie gras and the others is delicious
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