About us

Culture, history and tradition

1813 means culture, history and tradition. We are a historic pintxo bar located on the ground floor of one of the few buildings to escape the fire that engulfed the city in 1813, in the Old Part of Donosti. 

We restored the wood and brick building with a view to recalling and highlighting that event. This is also reflected inside, where we can find the small figures made by the sculptor Iñigo Arregi using elements characteristic of the Basque Country, such as the lauburu (four-headed) symbol comprising 4 arms which, among other meanings, refers to the 4 Basque provinces – one for each arm. 

The cosy, rural atmosphere in the bar reminds us of the traditional baserri (farmhouse) typical of the country: wooden details, stone walls and lighting that gives off warmth.

In keeping with this, the menu we offer features a selection of pintxos and dishes made using top quality local products from the Basque Country. Among those dishes are baby squid and char-grilled Iberian T-bone steak.


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Pablo Soto

 Pablo Soto is a chef with a proven track record and a great interest in signature cuisine. He studied in his native Galicia, where he was chef at different restaurants. He worked for a while in Tenerife and then returned to the mainland, where he got the chance to work with two of the most renown chefs: Paco Torreblanca and Ferrán Adriá.

After a period at El Tragabuches, Soto returned to Tenerife to take over the gastro restaurant at the Hotel Bahía del Duque, before settling in San Sebastián – first, at the helm of Nagusia Lau, which became Beti Jai Berria, and now also at Hemeretzi and 1813.

Paula Saldanha

 Of Portuguese origin, Paula Saldanha always felt a great passion for gastronomy. It was precisely this fondness for cooking that brought her to San Sebastián, where she started to pursue her career. 

She has been in charge at the Nagusia Lau restaurant for a decade, where she works alongside Pablo Soto. 


 (+34) 943 062 244

Street 31 de Agosto, 42
20003 Donostia – San Sebastián


From 12:00 to 23:30
From 12:00 to 23:30
Weekly rest day on Wednesdays (Except July and August)
From 12:00 to 23:30
From 12:00 to 23:30
From 12:00 to 24:00
From 12:00 to 23:30

Kitchen open all day

Closed for holidays:
21st January to 13th March