Gourmed Proposes: Top Pintxo Bars in San Sebastian, Spain (and their specialty)

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At Gourmed we believe you need to know a few important things about this unique place before you dive in to the food!

San Sebastian-Spain

San Sebastian-Spain

• In Basque tapas are called pintxos (pronounced pinchos).
• The Basque have developed the concept of tapas more than any other province in Spain.
• There is something called Sociedades or “Societies” where men go to eat, cook and hang out with male friends. Traditionally women were not allowed under any circumstances, nowadays, women are invited to eat but are not allowed in the kitchen.
• There is a very specific way to eat tapas do not get overwhelmed and order the whole bar: move from place to place, eat one or two tapas at each stop depending on their specialty, accompany each with a glass of wine or cider. Then move on.

San Sebastian Pintxos

San Sebastian Pintxos

1. A Fuego Negro

Address: 31 de Agosto Street, Old town

Our Suggestions, Their Specialties:

  • Vinegar Beetroot with a salty yogurt sauce (Remolatxa avinagrada con yogur salado)
  •  Crab salad with avocado and liquorice ice cream (Txangurro con aguacate y regaliz)
  •  Hake with garlic and parsley (Merluza con ajo y perjil)

    A Fuego Negro

    A Fuego Negro

2. Borda Berri

Address: 12 Fermin Calbeton Street, Old Town

Our Suggestions, Their Specialties:

  •   Iberian Pork Kebab (Kebab de Kostilla iberika )
  •   Iberian Wild Bore with Romesco (Presa iberika con romescu)
  •   Tuna stuffed Tomato (Tomate relleno de bonito)
  •   Free range chicken with squid (Guiso de pollo de corral y txipirones)

    Borda Berri

    Borda Berri

3. Ganbara

Address: 21 San Jeronimo Street

Our Suggestions, Their Specialties:

  •   Puff pastry with traditional paprika sausage Txixtorra (Hojaldre relleno de txistorra)
  •   Fried Crusted Asparagus (Esparrago rebozado)
  •   Trafitional basque fish cake (Pastel de pescado)
  •   Wild Mushroom Pudding (Pudin de setas)

    Ganbara

    Ganbara

4. Goiz Argi

Address: 4 Fermin Calbeton Street

Our Suggestions, Their Specialties:

  •   Shrimp Kebab with coloured pepper vinegrette (Brocheta de gambas)
  •   Crab Tartalette (Tartaleta de txangurro)
  •   Exquisite Grilled Squid (Txipirón plantxa)

    Goiz Agri

    Goiz Agri

5. La Cuchara de San Telmo

Address: Back road off 28 “31 de Agosto” Street

Our Suggestions, Their Specialties: Do not forfeit the incredibly soft veal cheek!

  •   Veal Cheek stewed in Red Wine (Carrillera de ternera al vino tinto)
  •   Orzo Creamy Risotto with Goat’s Cheese (Risotto cremoso de queso de cabra)
  •   Grilled Foie Gras with apple Compote (Foie a la plancha con compota de manzana)

    La Cuchara de san Telmo

    La Cuchara de san Telmo

6. Nestor

Address: 11 Pescaderia Street

Our Suggestions, Their Specialities: For a classic experience of Basque food

  •   Potato Tortilla (Tortilla de Patatas)
  •   Small fried Green Peppers ( Guindillas Fritas)
  •   Urbasa Cheese (Queso de Urbasa)

    Nestor

    Nestor

By: Gourmed

Photo: Travel Photo 1: Julian Toledo, Travel Photo 2: gizmo2z, food photos: Nestosjp, Wil and Lil, goodiesfirst, Gandhu & Sarah, underthemoonjp, ulterior epicure.

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