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Gandarias Jatetxea

C/ 31 de Agosto, 23, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 42 63 62
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (106 reviews)
“tapas” (83 reviews)
“aged beef” (8 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
C/ 31 de Agosto, 23, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been coming to Sans Sebastian for over 23 years and often to the Gandarias. It has a real Basque fell to the place. suggest you get a good selection of starters for the table and then pig out on the steak which is the...More

Thank Andrew151058
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Gandarias twice. The first time was to have pintxos. We had had a good lunch and did not want a big meal that evening and wanted to eat before 9.00pm. We had to stand but had a couple of glasses of wine and...More

1  Thank Phillip E
Reviewed 1 week ago

I dined twice at Gandarias during my 2 week stay in san Sebastian. In both cases I had the same dishes: Fish soup and Chuleton (T-bone steak) washed down with excellent house wine. They serve the best steak I have had in many years. I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a chuleta and ox tail. Both were very well cooked, the waiters were really friendly but what really stood out to us was the delicios olive oil and bread. We'll come back try some fish dishes and pintxos.

Thank Juho N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place because it has great pintxos (who doesn't) and can usually get a table for dinner. Meanwhile last time I was there the staff was helpful in coordinating drinks with our food. Try the shrimp brocheta and tuna with brie as well asset...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This rapidly became a favourite spot of mine. The food was decent particularly the black pudding and the three mushrooms which were excellent. The staff were really helpful and friendly. Most of all it was busy but you could still walk in and find a...More

1  Thank nwhoran
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Specialised in beef. You have to taste the "vaca vieja" steak (old beef). Don't miss it if you like beef steak. Be careful to order too much, better share salads some dishes. You have to book in advance, it's always full.

Thank Pilar M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very rude service however admittedly we don't speak Spanish which I am sure is frustrating for the staff. I did try to speak a few phrases in Spanish but they staff ignored me and continued to serve the customers who were the most aggressively trying...More

1  Thank Alex951
Aitor U, Responsable de Comunicación at Gandarias Jatetxea, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit and your review, because even the bad ones help us improve our service. We are very sorry you felt our service wasn't good enough. Not knowing Spanish is never a problem for us, as we attend dozens of clients a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was indeed good, but the way the staff treat their clients is infuriating. When we entered the place the waitress told us, quote: "You need to order one main course and after that you can have as many tapas as you want UNTIL...More

1  Thank yuranos
Aitor U, Responsable de Comunicación at Gandarias Jatetxea, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your visit and kind words about our courses and pintxos. Unfortunately, there was a misunderstanding and we are very sorry if we failed to explain how our restaurant works. When our customers want to have pintxos while sitting on a table, we normally...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Managed to call them in the morning and got a table at 8:30 the same evening. So glad we tried this restaurant. Good atmosphere, big portions, delicious food, our waitress was lovely and very attentive, staff speak English, has English menu. We enjoyed two different...More

1  Thank SylviaFab
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11 September 2017|
Response from gill h | Reviewed this property |
Can't imagine this place ever closing
2 June 2017|
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Response from Aitor U | Property representative |
No, you don`t!
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Liz L
24 March 2017|
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Yes, of course!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/ 31 de Agosto, 23, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 42 63 62
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We offer traditional Basque cuisine in the heart of the Old Town in Donostia-San Sebastian. As well as a bar offering an array of pintxos (tapas), we have an extensive menu specialising in meats, Iberian hams and sea food, as well as a wide range of national and international wines. We are open all day.
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