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Astelena 1997 Restaurante

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Euskal Herria 3, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 42 58 67
13:30 - 15:00
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Tue - Sun 13:30 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 20:30 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous restaurant, food, service, ambience was top notch! We were able to share most dishes and the white Rioja paired perfectly with everything, even the water was great ! This restaurant was much better than the Michelin star we went to next night!!! Thanks we will definitely be back and tell all our friends!

Thank arleen S
St. Albans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an exceptional place to eat. The staff are very efficient and friendly. They are very helpful. The menu is good and the food is excellently cooked and presented. The wine list is also of a high standard. The owner is very personable and he works hard to ensure all diners feel valued. On the many occasions that I... More 

Thank 0205pb
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We had dinner here on our first night in San Sebastian and it set the standard for a wonderful few days. The welcome from the Maitre D was impressive but he wasn't the only one, the staff were all welcoming and excellent as were the other diners. Dinner was excellent, my prawn ceviche (for want of a better word) was... More 

Thank expatsal
Houghton Conquest
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food in an area with so much competition. Excellent service. Excellent wines. Cannot fault it and highly recommend.

Thank Paul R
Bilbao, Spain
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

There are two dining romos, downstairs is like an old cellar with Stone walls. The portions of the main courses were huge. We asked and we were not informed appropriately. Next time I would insist on knowing the portion sizes. PS

Thank Ander G
Zurich, Switzerland
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155 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The reservation was made by the concierge of our hotel. The place is good located in the center, restaurant is relatively small, friendly and attentive staff. We had mini black pudding as a starter (very good and tasty) and salad with seafood (crabmeat and shrimps) very fresh and tasty. Main course was a cod for me (ok but nothing special)... More 

Thank brucewife
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Had a delicious lunch just before Christmas in Astelena. Fresh bake hake with veg was just perfect & the traditional Basque almond tart amazingly tasted. Prompt & friendly service made the whole experience thoroughly worthy. Top of my list!

Thank stain5
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We have been very lucky to find this amazing restaurant in tthe Old Town .... Excellent service and wines we really enjoyed it absulately we will be back!

Thank Basak C
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Moderate prices, perfect environment and service. The sea is half a block north of the restaurant and the Brextxa food market half a block to the south. This proximity is reflected in the gentle, lightly spiced Basque cuisine with a well-chosen, affordable wine list. Ander has a terrific television show “No es Pais para Sosos” on EITB (Basque TV.) He... More 

Thank GreatBrain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is very deserving of its great TripAdvisor rating (which was the reason we chose it). We were not disappointed. The food was delicious - especially the scallop dish and the squid dish. Excellent service and wines - really enjoyed it - we will be back!

Thank Noscreep

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$42 - US$64
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
13:30 - 15:00
13:30 - 15:00
13:30 - 15:00
13:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 22:30
13:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 22:30
13:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Euskal Herria 3, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 42 58 67

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