The Zeruko is an obliged visit to all of those who wish to have a sublime experience. Each pintxo is an authentic work of art and engineering.
Marili makes sure that everyone is happy. I don’t recommend any specific pintxo because I wouldn’t be able to choose; you will see what I’m talking about with the pictures.
You’ll let me know.
The pintxos from Donosti are famous for being exquisite and this is not to be questioned. Nevertheless, a few years ago a new concept has arisen, La Cuchara de San Telmo, which elevates everything that has been previously said about the Donosti cuisine.
The restaurant doesn’t offer the typical bar full of pintxos or canapés. The bar is empty and the client must order from the menu, which is found on the wall.
They serve small dishes of the most exquisite food: pig trotter with vinaigrette, beef cheeks in white wine, codfish tempura with beer… Each bite is a unique experience and, even though the prices are high and the place is usually full, believe me, it’s worth it.
You can’t come to San Sebastian and not spend some time strolling through the old part of town going from bar to bar eating pintxos!
Our route was quick, we only had one hour and a half before we had to go back to class, but it was intense. First we visited Goiz-Argi, and then we discovered this place, where the quantity of pintxos in the bar is impressive.
What can I say, when you get to a place like this the best thing you can do is grab a plate, fill it with curious and delicious pintxos and wash it down with a good txcacoli (white wine). Enjoy!
You won’t find in the whole planet Spanish omelets (tortilla de patata) like the ones in Juantxo. The best in the world!
This tavern is found in the old part of town, surrounded by guesthouses, bars, restaurants and shops.
La Mejillonera, or "La Meji" as it's known locally, is a restaurant in the port of San Sebastian that seems frozen in time. For example, the waiters shout out all the orders (usually mussels, squid and patatas bravas). The sauces are spectacular, which is really the reason to come here. Upon entering, you might be put off by the crowds, but once you try the food you're sure to come back.
Dolores, Nekane and Bittor own this familiar restaurant located in the square of Igeldo. Apart from being a good and beautiful place to eat, the quality price ratio is amazing.
My friend says that "everything tastes good here". You can choose between menu or combo plates. I assure that the steak with fries is the best I have ever tasted. Fries are homemade, delicious! and croquettes are unbeatable. They have seasonal products, I personally recommend Igeldo's tomatos.
It has two dining rooms and some tables on the bar. In summer, they usually display more tables in the terrace. It's really nice when the weather is good, and also during the night. Take bus nº 16, every 30 minutes. There's parking space for cars. Closed on Wednesday's afternoons, Thursday and during October.
Akelarre is an obliged visit for all the lovers of good food who are in San Sebastian and want to follow the restaurant route with Michelin stars.
You can enjoy this restaurant by day (it is located in the Igeldo and has broad windows that allows you to see the side of the mountain and the sea) and night (it has a nice decoration and lighting that makes it very cozy).
The dishes take you to another world: the diverse raw materials, the careful elaboration and the distinguished presentation make the experience and authentic pleasure.
Take a look at the pictures, no comments necessary.
The restaurant has its own parking.
When you visit San Sebastian you must go to the 31 de Agosto Street, the nerve center of the old downtown, where you will find the biggest concentration of pinchos bars per square meter.
La Cepa Bar distinguishes itself for its excellent Iberian ham. We’ve only had the opportunity to taste the pinchos, since it’s always super full.
The decoration is eye-catching, a mix of kitsch styles. There is the Spanish style with the hams hanging from the walls, in the roof there is a crystal chandelier, iron lamps and lanterns, wall clocks from different time periods, as well as different antiquities such as ancient phones, gramophones, iron to brand cows and an exhibit of candy: gummies, berries, chocolates, all protected by crystal table.
La Perla is in the neighborhood surrounding Playa de la Concha. For the location, the prices are good (a la carte around 35 €, including shared starters). You should book in advance and be sure to mention if you want an outdoor table on the beachfront. Don't go too late, as service tends to bee a bit sluggish when the restaurant is full.
My partner and I thought this restaurant was the best thing about San Sebastian. The cold pinchos are the best but the hot pinchos, are spectacular. Gourmet skewers: it is making me salivate to remember. Order: sirloin skewer, duo, croquettes (better than my mum's. Sorry Mum!) Nice waiters and ...you have to go!
Luis and Gema follow family tradition, along with their children, in this restaurant located in the pier of San Sebastián.
It is a very nice open space place under the arches of the port. While you eat you can see the people strolling and the fishing boats on the side.
The seafood and fish are excellent, fresh and of quality. You can get an idea from the pictures.
The restaurant Arzak serves signature cuisine worthy of tasting. The chef, Juan Mari, is the master of masters. He can easily transport you to a world of gustatory senses unknown to most mortals. I think a person ve likes these kinds of sensations has to visit. It's simply orgasmic.
The Royal Tennis Club Restaurant is between Ondarreta beach and El Peine de los Vientos. The daily menu is around 15€. It has a roof top with enviable views of Santa Clara island, Ondarreta and La Concha beaches, and the cathedral. I recommend going to El Peine de los Vientos, Palacio Miramar, the small shrine of Lourdes Txiki, and the Funicular Igeldo amusement park. From the top, the views are beautiful. It's a shabby park, but much loved by all.
Want to eat snacks at a reasonable price? Try this bar in the old town of San Sebastian. Not only are there "typical" skewers, there are some that are not so traditional (as I ate yesterday) a montadito surrounded three large mushrooms and ham .... excellent! Iberico ham with green pepper and anchovies .... spectacular! and at a reasonable price. The best bar I've ever visited by far.
We were walking towards the Peine de los Vientos while talking a break from our course in the Summer School when we noticed this restaurant. My friend remembered that she had eaten there with her husband and we decided to go there for dinner.
I was so grateful we did: Branka Restaurant is delicious. It has great views, since it is located in the first floor of a windowed building. You can enjoy the pintxo bar, the drinks and the terrace with its viewpoint.
The service is exquisite, as well as the quality of the dishes and wine menu. Even though it’s quite modern and has an unattractive façade, the Branka was a great surprise.
It is a real pleasure for the senses to taste dishes such as the grilled octopus with potato and pepper cream, a succulent plate of rice or the incredible desserts while looking towards the beautiful Concha Bay and the Island of Santa Clara. After the feast we sat in the terrace to enjoy a glass of wine and a beautiful and luminous summer night.
From the terrace we were able to contemplate Easo while having a glass of wine and finishing a great gastronomic day.
The Sidrería Calonge is located in Igeldo. The dining room has a view of the sea through its broad windows that occupy the whole wall.
During cider season (January to May) it offers the txotx and cider menu. The txotx means that each one has its own glass and can go the “kupelas” (the cider barrels) all the times one wants.
The menu consists of: codfish omelet, fried codfish with peppers, and steak with cheese, quince and nuts. The rest of the year it has a menu with entrees, fish and exquisite desserts. And don’t forget the star dish: the chops!
From San Sebastian you can get there on bus 16. I think it is the only cider house you can go to without getting lost, and it also has a parking lot as well as a small park for the children.
San Sebastian is a place that should be visited. In many ways, the city is quite modern, but the old town is also worth visiting, to sample some of the local tapas, and drink the white wine. Be careful, as the tapas can be a bit expensive - if you have a big appetite, you'll need a wallet to match! The cheapest tapas bars are around the Concha area.