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The best pintxo bars in Donostia-San Sebastian


• BAR ZAZPI •

Located in the romantic area, this bar is the 2017 winner of the local pintxo's contest, with its asparragus and egg yolk pintxo. Tasting menu is also worth to try, if book a table. Best value. 

We recommend: piquillo pepper with tuna belly, fried small fish, cod with ajoarriero sauce, meat creamy ravioli, grilled foie, beef with piquillo sauce. Desserts are amazing!

Reservations: +34 943 506 767 

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• MESON MARTÍN •

Specialized in iberian sausages; classical pintxos counter is also excellent.

We recommend : crab tartlet, trainera, grilled foie with applesauce...There is also a very good daily menu and a great wine selection. 

Bookings: +34 943 422 866

Closed on Sundays

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Gavilla

· BAR SAN MARCIAL ·

A classical establishment in the city, with iberial hams specialties and traditional pintxos.

We recommend: the gavilla, with delicious ham inside and a creamy sauce made of cheese and béchamel

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Prawns

· PACO BUENO ·

A whole classic in San Sebastian. Tradition and character.

We recommend : coated prawns and hake.

Open from 10am to 3pm and from 5.30pm to 11pm. Closed Thursday evening and Friday whole day.

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· CASA UROLA ·

A gastronomic reference in San Sebastian's Old Town. Quality and freshness of its raw material, and the temporality of its products characterize Casa Urola.

Our recommendation : all seasonal pintxos

Tel : +34 943 44 13 71

Tuesday closed

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Eggplant stuffed with loin marinated with crispy cheese on corn sand

• BAR AZKENA •

An excellent gastronomic experience at the traditional market bar. It stands out for the freshness of its products, which mostly come from the La Bretxa market itself and for a very elaborate and really surprising cuisine. It is worth experiencing the menu of pintxos "Tribute to Donostia", only upon reservation.

We recommend • Ham toast • Stuffed eggplant • Confit cod • Duck knuckle

Reservations: +34 615 792 655

Open from 8am to 5pm. Sundays closed.

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• LA CUCHARA DE SAN TELMO •

One of the best miniature cuisine and among the favourites for both locals and visitors. You will no t find the classical pintxo counter; pintxos are ordered and served in small plates. 

We recommend: Foie with applesauce, Creamy risotto.

Open from 12.30 to 3.30pm and from 7.30 to 11pm

Mondays and Tuesdays morning closed

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Stuffed pepper

· BAR MARTÍNEZ ·

Classic establishment of the Old Town, with an assorted counter of pintxos and a few tables where you can sit. Traditional and authentic cooking style.

We recommend: stuffed piquillo pepper pintxo (tuna and tarragon sauce).

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Anchovy pintxo with salmon roes

• TXEPETXA •   

The temple for anchovy lovers. Two anchovies on a toast, accompanied by a drink and a variety of flavours as wonderful as: spider crab cream, vegetables, sea urchin, olives pâté, foie-gras and apple compote, papaya and tropical fruit, blueberries, coconut, trout and salmon roes...

We recommend:  anchovies and piquillo local pepper sandwich.

Wednesday to Saturday 12:00-15:00 and 19:00-23:00 .Sundays 12:00-15:00. Mondays closed for weekly break. Tuesdays 19:00-23:00

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Beef chop

  • NESTOR • 

A tiny bar, full of colours and flavours. You'll find succulent and traditional bites, that reflect the gastronomic level of local products for qualified food lovers.

We recommend: Tomato salad, Tortilla, potato omelette (only at 1 and 8pm), Beef Chop

Open from Tuesday to Sunday 12:00-19:00. Mondays closed.

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Octopus

• ATARI •

Located in front of  Saint Mary’s church, in the heart of the Old Part of San Sebastián, this place of worship to gastronomy and good wines offers exquisite food and drinks.

We recommend: Prawn brochette, Octopus, Foie-gras

Reservations +34 943 44 07 92

Open from Sunday to Thursday 12:00-01:00. Fridays and Saturdays 12:00-02:30

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• GANBARA •

Both a traditional pintxo bar in the Old Town, with a generous counter and an excellent restaurant offering a smenu with seasonal specialties. Salted croissants, puff pastries, and mainly, mushrooms, everything is of the highest quality.

We recommend: Grilled mushrooms, Crab tartlet

Restaurant bookings : +34 943 42 25 75

Open from Tuesday to Sunday 12:00-19:00. Mondays closed.

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Pintxo "La hoguera" ©Territoriogastronómico

•​ ZERUKO •​

Pintxos at Zeruko are the reflection of a flow of creativity and originality with unique and unimaginable pintxos. The counter amazes the visitors, don´t forget to order for warm pintxos too. Creative & avant-garde cuisine.

We recommend:  The “hoguera”, Sirloin with foie-gras

Open fromTuesday to Sunday 13:00-15:30 and 20:30-23:00. Mondays closed.

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• BETI JAI •

In the heart of Donostia, there is a place where flavour is the one and only protagonist. Traditional cuisine blends with the newest gastronomic trends. A place where you can taste the best pintxo selection and, at the same time, the most surprising plates.

We recommend: Grilled squid, Veal cheek

From Monday to Sunday 12:00-00:00. Wednesdays closed.

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Cod "ajoarriero" style

•​ IZKIÑA •​

Classic bar and restaurant of the Old Part. Large selection of cold pintxos, and an interesting offer of hot ones. Good quality-price relationship in pintxos. It has tables to enjoy the drinks and pintxos.

We recommend: Croquette, Cod pintxo

Tel + 34 943 42 25 62

Tuesday evening and Wednesday closed all day

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•​ LA VIÑA •​

Traditional homemade cuisine based in high-quality raw materials which are entirely  prepared in its stoves. The pintxo counter, the carefully selected menu and a great wine offer, along with a excellent service, are the basis of the everyday job at La Viña.

We recommend:  Ham and cheese sandwich, Cheesecake

Tel +34 943 42 74 95

Tuesday to Sunday 10:30-17:00 and 18:30-00:00. Mondays closed

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• A FUEGO NEGRO •

Eat, drink, listen, look and learn. Original and enjoyable cuisine, yet respectful towards both the product and tradition. 

We recommend: Olives with vermouth: queen olives stuffed with a vermouth gel.

Reservations: +34 650 13 53 73

Mondays closed

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The establishments included in this guide are selected according to their gastronomic quality, but also for the treatment and level of service offered to their customers. Please let us know through our contact form if you have any suggestion or incident to send us about these establishments.


 

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