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Txepetxa

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Calle Pescaderia 5, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 42 22 27
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19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am partial to anchovies so when I was told to try Bar Txepetxa I jumped at it. This is not your typical pintxos bar. Firstly it speclialises in anchovies...all sorts..even one with bluberries. Secondly most of the pintxos are freshly made. There is a two page menu (including in English) with the various anchovy pintxos. I couldn't try everything... More 

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Thank DavidSKFong
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A fun quality seafood pintox bar with friendly service. The anchovy & sardines tapas were quite tasty and worth the stop. They seem to celebrate their celebrity visitors (lots of pics on the wall) a tad much for my taste but hey, continue to make yummy pintox and I'll keep coming back.

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Thank Gcoughlin
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Not the buffet type bar, here you get freshly prepared food. Yes it is famous for its delicious cheesecake but that doesn't do credit to all the delicious savoury dishes that are served too. Try scrambled egg with wild mushrooms, cod, cone with anchovies, fresh crab,and many more. The staff are very helpful even if your Spanish is limited. The... More 

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Thank Nicholas C
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is THE place to have delicious anchovy pintxos! I like the he way they have plastic examples on the bench to look at, but bring your order fresh from the kitchen! The staff are friendly and it has a local feel.

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Thank Kimbut2
Ulm, Germany
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251 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was another bar that I vsited on the same evening (after Zeruko) and I was pleased that here I seemed to be the only foreigner. I got a pinxo of anchoa on a bed of tuna fienly cut with various vegetables and had a glass of verdejo. It was all good. Communicaton with the bar staff in Spanish worked... More 

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Paris, France
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

There were different kinds of menu lists with pictures, so it was easy to order it. The sardine with onions and green peppers was very delicious and fresh. The young men who served were very friendly.

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We started with one, and couldn't stop until we ordered three different ones. Plan to go back to order the rest. Super fresh, cold and delicious! Staff is very friendly and helpful. And from the pictures on the wall- seems like some Hollywood celebs visited too!

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Thank j562016
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

A very friendly little bar. Don't be deceived by the fact that few of their pintxos are on display - they make them fresh. All are variations on anchovies. We went there after being disappointed by the wine in another bar. Here the choice was better and great value.

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Thank JPW123
Bruton, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This place is all about the anchovies, which are excellent. Some of the combinations are eyebrow raising (coconut and anchovies?) but what the hell!

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Thank tcm2007
Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The foie gras anchovy pintxos is exceptional (just trust me on this!). Also recommend the calamari and anchovy roe dishes. Great flavor. In addition, staff was very friendly and accommodating.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$16
Cuisine
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Pescaderia 5, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 42 22 27

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?