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Martin Beratagui in SS v Lasarte in Barcelona

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Has anyone been to both restaurants? And if so, is it worth going to both or would it be repetitive?

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  1. Lasarte last year was superb. Been to many 2 & 3 stars, it topped most (all?). Each plate was excellent but the standout was how they worked together. The meal was an integrated symphony, not a series of separate foodie spectaculars. Wine list also excellent. Don't recognize "SS". Do you mean Cinq Sentits? CS (more avant garde) is totally different than Lesarte (more traditional) and both are definite musts. Heard good things re Dos Palillos, but ran out of time.

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    1. re: Kinseyhaffner

      >> Don't recognize "SS".

      She probably means Martin's flagship restaurant outside of San Sebastian (actually in the town of Lasarte), as opposed to his satellite restaurant 'Lasarte' in Barcelona.

      She's wondering if the cuisine is similar or if it's different enough that she could dine at both without feeling a sense of repetition.

      1. re: willyum

        Yep., you're likely right. I'd imagine they would be similar.

        1. re: Kinseyhaffner

          Yes that's what I meant. I read such great reviews for both that I'm inclined to try both but don't want to eat repeats since there are so many restaurants in Spain to try!

        2. re: willyum

          Thanks for explaining!