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ClosedOpens at 13:15
$$$$ Price range per person 180-250 €
Avenida del, Alcalde J. Elosegi Hiribidea, 273, San Sebastián
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San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain

Taste dishes of Spanish cuisine at this restaurant. Arzak should be recommended for good prawns, Rioja wine and white tuna. Most guests recommend trying tasty pudding, chocolate truffles and fruit ice cream.

The wine list is extensive, every guest will find something that suits their taste. Some clients like great cortado, tea or juice at this place. The efficient staff works hard, stays positive and makes this place wonderful. This spot is remarkable for its fabulous service. From the visitors' point of view, prices are fair. There is a cozy atmosphere and divine decor at this restaurant. It's a three-star Michelin restaurant that is worth a special trip.

Best in the city

Cosy atmosphere

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Didn't quite live up to expectations.
After watching the Part's Unknown episode of Anthony Bourdain visiting San Sebastian, we made it a priority to spend a few days in San Sebastian to taste all the delicious pintxos and more importantly check out the famous restaurante Arzak. After watching the San Sebastian episode, and knowing what an influential chef Juan Mari is, I was expecting a lot. Don't get me wrong, my husband and I enjoyed the tasting menu immensely, and had a great time. The presentation, taste and theme were all on point, but I just didn't love the menu. Of all the 3-star Michelin restaurants we've been to, we don't normally see deviations from the tasting menu. And I don't mean the part where the server asks if the guests have any allergies and caters to the guest accordingly. Here at Arzak, the waiter presents you with a couple of options for a few of the courses on the tasting menu. I would have honestly been fine with the tasting menu on its own, but was pressured by him to go with some of the other options. Apart from this one guy, service was great. The best part of the entire dining experience was when I heard a voice asking me how everything was. When I looked up and saw that it was Elena Arzak herself standing before me, I lost my ability to speak. My husband and I were starstrucked. Elena was so warm and sweet, and agreed to take a picture with us. She pretty much hung around the rest of the time to socialize with guests, and at the end of the night, she even came out to the foyer to say thanks and send us off.
I've dreamed of dining here for years and came hoping that I would be embarking on one of the best meals of my life.  The restaurant and the history behind it are truly special, and it has held its three Michelin stars for over 30 years now.  Everything we had was well done (particularly the poached egg with mushrooms - wonderful), presentations were beautiful, but I left feeling just a little deflated - it wasn't quite the spectacular experience I thought it would be.  I was surprised to find that there was no option for a wine pairing, and the sommelier was rather brusque/non-accessible.  Waitstaff was a little stiff, everybody seemed a bit to be walking on eggshells, and the whole enterprise felt a little tired - nobody seemed truly excited to be there.  Overall, feel grateful to have seen it, ate some delicious plates and had a lovely night, but left a bit wanting.
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Avenida del, Alcalde J. Elosegi Hiribidea, 273, San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain
Features
Сredit cards accepted No outdoor seating Booking Parking Wheelchair accessible Wi-Fi No takeaway No TV
Opening hours
SundaySun Closed
MondayMon Closed
TuesdayTue 13:15-15:15, 20:45-22:30
WednesdayWed 13:15-15:15, 20:45-22:30
ThursdayThu 13:15-15:15, 20:45-22:30
FridayFri 13:15-15:15, 20:45-22:30
SaturdaySat 13:15-15:15
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