The Best Pinxtos in San Sebastián
The next morning after the culinary high-jinks of Bar Zeruko we felt the need to stretch our legs and walked down to the market to check out the produce and grab some breakfast.
In the market we came across Bar Azkena where the locals were starting the day with a slice of Bacalao Tortilla (€1.70) and glass of beer. It would have been foolish not to follow suit. The tortilla was moist inside and the salt cod, potato, egg and onion combo was a perfect breakfast.
Having worked off breakfast walking around both of San Sebastian’s bays and then shopping, we were ready for a sit down lunch and so headed back to the old town for our last meal of our trip.
We wanted classic Basque cooking and Restaurante Gandarias was suitably old school both in its interior and menu. There is a bar area, a formal restaurant and then the section where we sat that bridges both worlds. The wine list at Restaurante Gandarias contains some of the very best Spanish wines but we were sticking to our mission… and the Txakoli. From off the bar we nabbed
and from the kitchen we ordered
The squid was tender and full of flavour, the croquetas (ham, saltcod and mushroom) were rich and oozing, and the pork tender and succulent. The burly Basques on the table near us seemed to be enjoying their steaks as well.
San Sebastian is a great city to visit if you love food. There are plenty of top end opportunities but maybe it’s just more fun to be like a local and go on a txikiteo-you’ll be sure to find some hidden gems of your own!
Txepetxa-C/ Pescadería, 5 20003 San Sebastián +34 943 42 22 27
Bar Zeruko-Pescaderia, 10 (Parte Vieja), San Sebastian http://www.barzeruko.com/
Bar Azkena-Plaza Brexta 2 | Lower Level, Mercado La Brexta, 20003 San Sebastian
Restaurante Gandarias-31 Agosto, 23 20003 San Sebastián +34 943 426362