A more traditional Pintxo Bar in Donostia San Sebastián is La Cepa. Located in the old city centre right nearby one Restaurant next to each other, you might miss La Cepa and just walk past, but that’s something you definitely shouldn’t do. With heavy wooden interior and fun table decorations, Pintxo Bar La Cepa feels so much more traditional. All the Pintxos are lined up on plates along the counter, with people occupying a plurality of rows around them.
According to Google, people tend to spend between 45 minutes and up to 2 hours at this Pintxos Bar, which is no surprise. Just gather with friends, have one Pintxos after another, chat, and enjoy your time in the happiest city in Europe. The offered Pintxos dishes reached from small baguette with ham to salads on slices of baguette to various versions of fish and meat. The vegetarian options have been very limited when I visited, they only had Tortilla on Baguette, and, what I chose, blue cheese rolled in nuts on a fruity marmalade bed on a baguette slice. As this has been the third restaurant of my Pintxos Tapas Food Tour in San Sebastian, and I had tortilla just before, I obviously opted for the cheesy Pintxos.
If you like a dark and heavy interior, with wine bottles sitting close to the ceiling, you should visit the Pintxo Bar La Cepa in Donostia San Sebastián, otherwise, I have also recommendations for more modern Restaurants in the city.