Go Green With The Top Vegetarian Tapas In San Sebastian

For those of us who are vegetarians, the bars in San Sebastian can inspire a bit of pintxo envy.

Bar displays overflow with colorful pintxos and… they all have meat or fish. The struggle ends now! These are our picks for top vegetarian tapas in San Sebastian.

First, a handy bit of information: pintxos are the Basque equivalent of tapas. They’re rarely served free with a drink, though! They’re often served on a small slice of bread and are held together by a toothpick. At many pintxos bars, you simply help yourself to the pintxos buffet. When you’re done with your meal, count your toothpicks to pay the bill.

With such an influence of pork products in Spain, being vegetarian in San Sebastian may seem tricky. However, this guide to amazing vegetarian tapas in San Sebastian (and where to find them) will help simplify things.

Entering a pintxos bar in San Sebastian can be hard for a vegetarian. Our top vegetarian tapas in San Sebastian ensure you don't miss out for being veggie.

Borda Berri

The pintxos at Borda Berri are made-to-order. This means they’re some of the freshest pintxos in San Sebastian and they can also be customized! Try the grilled goat cheese with thick plum sauce and the salmorejo (a cold and thick tomato-based soup). The creamy risotto with mushrooms and Idiazábal, or sheep’s milk cheese (tell them to hold the shrimp!) is also delicious. They’re easily among the best vegetarian tapas in San Sebastian—and possibly anywhere in Spain!

Address: Fermin Calbeton Kalea, 12
Hours: Tuesday 19:30 – 23:00; Wednesday through Sunday 12:30 – 15:30, 19:30 – 23:00; Closed Monday

When searching for vegetarian tapas in San Sebastian, don't miss out on salmorejo, deliciously garlicky and full of flavor
Salmorejo is one of the most common (and most delicious) veggie tapas in Spain

Km. 0 Taberna Jatetxea

This popular, vegetarian-friendly place a bit off the tourist path is great for pintxos or a sit-down meal. The menu offers a wide range of vegetarian meals from mushroom croquettes to vegetable lasagna to veggie burgers. With a variety of delicious dishes and freshly-sourced produce, this spot makes some of the best vegetarian tapas in San Sebastian.

Address: Duque de Mandas, 35
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 13:15 – 15:30, 20:15 – 22:30; Sunday 13:15 – 15:30; Closed Monday

A Fuego Negro

Anything but ordinary, this edgy pintxos bar shuns tradition in favor of innovation. There aren’t a ton of vegetarian options, but the ones they have are full of flavor. Try the garlic risotto with herbs and shades, the olives in vermouth, or the corn and chocolate sandwich! See? Definitely inventive, but the expertly paired flavors will delight you. They also have a superb selection of wine.

Address: 31 de Agosto Kalea, 31
Hours: Tuesday through Friday 18:00 – 24:00; Saturday and Sunday 11:30 – 1:00; Closed Monday

When presented with a creamy, flavorsome risotto full or herbs and local flavors, you know you've found some of the best vegetarian tapas in San Sebastian
A flavorsome risotto is a great choice for any foodie, veggie or otherwise!


The family that runs this place is passionate about serving fresh, local products and it shows. Ganbara is a good place to order raciones, or shared plates. Try the vegetable stew, white asparagus, chili peppers or lettuce hearts. If you’re here at the right time, they also seasonally serve a mushroom platter.

Address: San Jeronimo Kalea, 19
Hours: Monday through Friday 11:00 – 14:00, 17:00 – 20:00; Saturday 11:00 – 14:00; Closed Sunday

Munto Bar-Restaurante

Don’t let the giant legs of ham looming behind the bar dissuade you—what Munto does best are mushroom dishes! Order a plate of truffle mushrooms or try the mushroom risotto. The delectable croquette filled with Idiazabal cheese, crusted with walnuts and covered in quince sauce is one of the best vegetarian tapas in San Sebastian.

Address: Fermin Calbeton Kalea, 17
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, Sunday 11:30 – 23:30; Friday and Saturday 11:30 – 1:00; Closed Monday

While many croquettes are loaded with meat, seek out the meat free varieties for a taste of the best vegetarian tapas in San Sebastian - and don't forget the wine to pair!
Croquettes are a staple in bars and restaurants all over Spain


This colorful, award-winning pintxos bar puts a creative twist on quality ingredients to create some unique pintxos. The grilled mushrooms and goat cheese with apple and balsamic honey sauce are particularly standout vegetarian tapas in San Sebastian. Also, don’t forget to pair your dish with a delicious local wine.

Address: Arrandegi Kalea, 10
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12:30 – 16:00, 19:30 – 23:30, Sunday 12:30 – 16:00; Closed Monday

4 Comment

  1. Janet Burstall says
    April 10, 2018 at 5:56 am

    Google maps can not find Gambara, or Calle de Don Ramón de la Cruz, 14 in San Sebastian. Could you include a map with this article to make it easier and save readers time?

    1. Devour Tours says
      April 23, 2018 at 10:28 am

      Hi Janet! A map sounds like a great idea! Thank you for pointing this out—it was a typo that’s now been corrected! The restaurant is Ganbara on San Jeronimo Kalea, 19. Enjoy!

  2. Laura says
    May 20, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Everything is this review is mushrooms or a risotto….

    1. Devour Tours says
      May 21, 2019 at 2:24 pm

      Thanks for your comment Laura! Mushrooms, especially wild ones, are really important in the cuisine here, and it’s not unusual to find risotto prepared with these wild mushrooms and local Idiazábal cheese on menus across town—a great vegetarian choice in San Sebastian. If that’s not your thing though, of the 17 tapas mentioned in this guide, 11 of them are not related to mushrooms or risotto, so hopefully you can find some you enjoy!

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