San Sebastian…So Many Pintxos, So Little Time

Rather than list out all of the places I ate in San Sebastian I thought I would share with you the pinxto map I coordinated in advance of our trip along with my tasting notes (where applicable or if I can remember I will include a photo)

Goiz Argi
o Address: Calle de Fermin Calbeton 4
o Specialty: Seafood a la plancha, Brocheta de gambas prawn skewers), Chipiron a la plancha(grilled
o Notes: all pair well with Txakoli

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Borda Berri
o Address: Fermin Calbeton 12
o Specialty: Idiazabal and Hongos (sheep milk cheese and wild mushroom) Risotto, Veal Cheeks,
o Notes: Closed Mondays

Zeruko
o Address: Calle Pescaderia 10 (across from Txepetxa)
o Specialty: Molecular Gastronomy
o Notes: Closed Sunday evening and Mondays

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Bar Nestor
o Address: Calle Pescaderia 11
o Specialty : Best Tortilla in Spain, only make 2 a day served at 1pm and 8pm
o Notes: http://www.barnestor.com/

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Txepetxa
o Address: Calle Pescaderia 5
o Specialty: anchovies, try the Gilda
o Notes: enjoy sidra with the meal

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Bar Tamboril
o Address: Calle Pescaderia 2
o Specialty: Crispy Battered Shrimp

Bar Ganbara
o Address: Calle San Jeronimo 21
o Specialty: Txangurro (local crab), Seasonal specials like the mushroom plate
o Notes: wash it down with a glass of Navarra rose

Le Mejillonera
o Address: Calle del Puerto 15
o Specialty: mussels, mejillones picantes, patatas bravas, calamares
o Notes: it’s packed, but elbow your way to the counter

Atari Gastroteka
o Address: Calle Mayor 18
o Specialty: beef cheeks slow-cooked in red wine, steak tartare with toam and basil salad, octopus with
o Notes: hot to order is always best, don’t skip the desserts

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A Fuego Negro
o Address: Calle 31 de Agosto 31
o Specialty: Shaking Salad of Duck, Tigreton (glass of tomato puree and mussels topped with a
o Notes: Closed Mondays, http://www.afuegonegro.com/

Gandarias
o Address: Calle 31 de Agosto 23
o Specialty: Solomio, Shrimp and Chorizo Brocheta, Iberian Hams, Pintxo de Solomillo (Grilled Steak
o Notes: red wine was good here: Ribera del Duero http://www.restaurantegandarias.com/en/

La Txuleta
o Address: Plaza de la Trinidad 2
o Specialty: Grilled meats, kokotxas (gelatinous, subtly flaboured hake glands), Piquillo pepper stuffed
o Notes: closed Mon evening and Tuesday, http://www.txuletarestaurante.com/

Bar Martinez
o Address: Calle 31 de Agosto 9
o Specialty: cold pintxo

La Cuchara de San Telmo
o Address: Calle 31 de Agosto, 28
o Specialty: Veal Cheek, Bacalo, Bonito
o Notes: anything on the chalkboard will be good,

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Bar la Cepa
o Address: Calle 31 de Agosto
o Specialty: Hongos a La Plancha (grilled mushrooms, ~$20)
o Notes: http://www.barlacepa.com/

La Vina
o Address: Calle Agosto, 31
o Specialty: Cheesecake, Tortilla
o Notes: http://www.santiagorivera.com/inicio.htm

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