San Sebastian’s Food Trail

If you’re familiar with bar hopping, you will very much enjoy San Sebastián’s pintxos hopping. 
Pintxos – which means tapas in the Basque language – is a true way of life on the Northern coast of Spain, where most eateries specialise in one type of pintxo, meaning diners go from place to place to order different bites for a single meal.
The old city’s many bars all serve different delicacies and thanks to us you will now be able to know where to order what. Now the tricky bit is finding a spot at the counter (as eating standing up is the custom). The local tip? Just place your elbow on the counter – as that means you’re sticking around.

Where: Ganbara (San Jerónimo street)

What: Surtido de setas- A selection of Wild Mushrooms seasoned with herbs served with an egg yolk

WhereGoiz Argi (Fermin Calbetón street)

What: Brocheta de gambas – Prawns skewer with lots and lots of garlic !

Drink: White wine, Txakoli from Getaria


Where:  Casa Urola (Fermin Calbetón street)

What: Vieira en salsa ajoblanco – Scallops in ajoblanco sauce (almond milk and coffee oil)

Drink: White wine, Verdejo grape from Rueda


WhereZeruko (Pescadería street) 

What: La hoguera – Smoked cod with fine herbs mayonnaise and shot of liquid salad (a molecular pintxo!)



WhereBorda Berri (Fermin Calbetón street) Similar to La Cuchara de San Telmo

What:  Pulpo – Octopus (cooked to perfection) with cauliflower puree and quince jelly

 Kebab de cerdo – Pork ribs with apple puree

 Risotto de Idiazabal – Sheeps milk cheese Risotto (this one is incredibly rich and cheesy, which means we absolutely loved it)


Drink: Crianza Wine from Rioja, Red Wine


WhereLa Cuchara de San Telmo (off 31 de Agosto street)

What: Foie gras membrillo – cooked Foie gras with a sweet quince jelly


Where:  Gandarias (31 de Agosto street)

What:  Jamón Ibérico de Bellota – Bellota Iberian Ham (the most delicious ham we’ve had in our lives)

Drink: Red wine, Trus Roble from Ribera del Duero wine


Where:  La Viña (31 de Agosto street)

What:  The best cheesecake in the city (or even the world!)


Drink: Sweet sherry wine, Pedro Ximénez 

Tip: you can even pour your wine on the cheesecake to give it an extra oomph!

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