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