San Sebastian Gastro Trail

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San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain


Here at NH Hotels, one of our favourite destinations has to be San Sebastian. This city has something for everyone, with cultural attractions to explore and unique spots to enjoy; whether you’re travelling as a couple or with the little ones.

Today, we’re going to take a closer look at the city’s famous gastronomy, and in particular its “pintxos”. Their fame is well deserved, given the exquisite miniature cuisine found in many of the city’s best known bars. With the help of online guide, we will show you around the city’s most unmissable pintxo bars, centered mainly around the parte vieja, or old town.

Bar Goiz-Agri: A traditional bar recommended by many travel guides. Although it has changed ownership fairly recently, its counter is still overflowing with pintxos. Here, we recommend trying the salmon and anchova pintxo known as “Mari Juli”.

Gandarias: If you enjoy meat in general, and sirloin steak in particular, make sure to try the Ganadarias solomillo pintxo. It’s the house specialty.

La Viña: This traditional bar is well worth a visit. Here, you can enjoy excellent pintxos at a very reasonable price. If I had to recommend one dish, it would be their “revuelto de hongos”, scrambled eggs with mushroom.

Borda Berri: Like the other bars in this list, Bordi Berri offers a great variety of pintxos, but if you’re a fan of rice dishes make sure to try their “arroz bombapintxo, or their risotto made with local Idiazabal cheese. Neither of these will disappoint. 

La Cuchara de San Telmo: This bar is best known for putting a modern spin on the city’s miniature cuisine. Here, we usually opt for the cannelloni.

Zeruko: As soon as you walk through the door, this colourful bar will grab your attention. The vast array of pintxos on display offers a feast for the eyes, making it very hard to choose. But don’t worry, each and every one of them is delicious!

A Fuego Negro: Like Zeruko, this is another bar which no city visitor should miss. It offers a wide range of lovingly crafted pintxos, which are real miniature works of art. Fuego Negro’s soft lighting and darkly colored interior sets it apart from other bars.

Hotel NH Aranzazu


We’re sure these gastronomic recommendations have whetted your appetite for a visit to San Sebastian. So if you’re looking for a perfect destination for a Christmas getaway, why not stay at our NH Hotel Aranzazu, the perfect accommodation option in the capital of the Basque Country’s Guipuzcoa region. This hotel provides everything you need to make your stay an enjoyable one. So, what are you waiting for? Book your trip right now!



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