• Bar Borda Berri Made-to-order pintxos that have earned rave reviews from near and far.
  • Chutney Gastrobar It’s worth getting off the beaten track to discover one of the city’s most creative pintxos spots.
  • Lanziego Fine dining overlooking the beach and a menu with much-touted traditional fare.
  • Bodega Donostiarra A classy always lively spot in Gros serving up some of the neighbourhood’s best pintxos.
  • La Fábrica Photogenic setting for a memorable sit-down meal in the old town.
  • Casa Urola Sets the gold standard for pintxos in the old town, with perfectly delectable creations.


  • La Cuchara de San Telmo Arguably one of the best pintxos bars in San Sebastián.
  • Zeruko Amazing concoctions you won’t find elsewhere, including some of San Sebastian’s best smoked cod.
  • Txepetxa Who knew that the simple anchovy could be transformed into a culinary work of art?
  • A Fuego Negro Imaginative chefs at this stylish little spot whip up creative, mouth-watering delights.
  • Bergara Bar One of the most highly regarded pintxo bars in San Sebastián’s Gros district.
  • Sirimiri Atari Akademy A winning formula with top-notch pintxos, creative cocktails and an artfully designed interior.

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  • Bar Goiz-Argi Always packed, this place serves up perhaps the world’s best grilled prawns.
  • Antonio Bar Humble looking old town spot that nevertheless whips up some delicacies.
  • La Viña Great pintxos and famous cheesecake.
  • Belgrado A creative little cafe, boutique and snack spot in Gros.

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  • Gerald's Bar A inspiring, globe-trotting menu brought to you by an Aussie expat and former Melbourne restaurateur.
  • La Guinda A flower-decked bohemian gem in Gros where you can dine on a wide-ranging menu.
  • Kata 4 Top spot for feasting on seafood in the new town.

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  • Arzak Quite simply one of the world's best restaurants.
  • Akelaŕe Brilliant cooking with plenty of innovation at foodie destination west of town.
  • Martín Berasategui Restaurant A feast to remember at the much-celebrated dining room in Lasarte-Oria.
  • Restaurante Ni Neu Thoughtfully prepared dishes and grand sea views.