Top 7 Must-Try Typical Foods in San Sebastian

One of the most popular tapas in San Sebastian is also surprisingly simple. The gilda consists of just three perfectly paired ingredients!

This blog post was originally posted on April 28, 2017 and was updated on January 27, 2021.  San Sebastian is synonymous with top quality food—so much so that it’s even considered the world’s best city for foodies. It boasts nearly a dozen Michelin-starred restaurants, a thriving pintxos bar scene, and beautiful local markets filled with fresh […]

Where to Eat in San Sebastian: A Foodie Guide

Wondering where to eat in San Sebastian? We love the amazingly fresh seafood at La Mejillonera.

This blog post was originally posted on November 22, 2018 and was updated on October 28, 2020.  When you’re in San Sebastian—widely considered Europe’s best foodie city—the question of where to eat becomes even more important. San Sebastian is a verified culinary wonderland. Here, rustic, age-old pintxos bars stand side by side with modern, experimental gastro […]

Our Favorite Spots for Brunch in San Sebastian

Avocado toast with egg

We all know that San Sebastian is an absolute foodie paradise, but what about when it comes to brunch? The answer is a resounding yes! San Sebastian is home to some of the best food in the world, and that still rings true with the rising brunch trend. Though brunch is not exactly an age-old […]

Everything You Need to Know About Surfing in San Sebastian

One of the best beaches in San Sebastian for surfers is Zurriola Beach, a fun and youthful hangout with great waves.

This blog post was originally posted on January 29, 2020 and was updated on October 6 2020.  Spain’s northern coastline—San Sebastian included—is famous for its magnificent surfing spots. But what makes San Sebastian even more unique is that it’s one of the few places in the world where you can find amazing waves right in the […]

Behind the Bite: The Iconic San Sebastian Cheesecake (+ Recipe)

When eating alone in San Sebastian, be sure to head to La Viña for the famous cheesecake.

This blog post was originally posted on November 13, 2019 and was updated on September 17, 2020.  This post is part of our Behind the Bite series: deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. The beauty of the legendary San Sebastian cheesecake is its simplicity. It doesn’t even have a crust, unlike its […]

7 Key Things to Know Before Visiting San Sebastian, Spain

Boats in the marina in San Sebastian, Spain

This blog post was originally posted on February 7, 2018 and was updated on September 4, 2020.  With its stunning landscapes and world-class cuisine, San Sebastian is a must on anyone’s Spain itinerary. However, as with any new place, there are a few things to keep in mind before you go. San Sebastian is full of […]

Salt Cod Omelet Recipe: Tortilla de Bacalao

Tortilla de bacalao is one of the typical dishes found at Basque cider houses.

Want to know the secret to Spanish food? It’s simplicity!  The best recipes in Spain are made with a few simple ingredients and only a few simple steps. From sunny southern Seville to the heart of the Basque Country, home cooks prepare delicious meals with only a handful of ingredients, creating dishes greater than the […]

Why Pasajes, Spain Is the Perfect Day Trip Destination from San Sebastian

View of Pasajes, Spain from the water

Take a hike to the small, picturesque fishing village of Pasajes and discover some of the Basque Country’s freshest seafood.  The town of Pasajes (Pasaia in Basque) is a small, fairytale-like fishing village located less than 10 kilometers away from San Sebastian. Attractive small squares, delicious gastronomy, medieval architecture with colorful houses—Pasajes has it all.  […]

The Famous Basque Txuleta: Best Steak in San Sebastian

Txuleta (Basque steak)

One of the cornerstones of Basque cuisine is the famous txuleta. We gathered up a list of the best places to try this famous local T-bone steak in San Sebastian.  When traveling in Spain, many foodies have the world-famous Iberian ham and pork at the top of their list, and in the north of Spain […]

Dive Into a Shell Paradise: San Sebastian’s Top 7 Seafood Bites

Kitchen team at Narru restaurant preparing seafood dishes

Spain’s “Northern Pearl” hasn’t forgotten about its fishing-port origins, and neither have our taste buds! The cold Cantabrian Sea doesn’t just wash the shores of Playa de la Concha—it also provides the best seafood for the restaurants in San Sebastian. Trust us for a finger-licking experience and get ready for an unforgettable “port-to-table” moment. No […]

Behind Closed Doors: A Deep Dive into Basque Gastronomic Societies

Cooking dinner inside a Basque gastronomic society

At the heart of the Basque Country’s famous cuisine beat the many gastronomic societies—the mysterious birthplaces for many typical Basque dishes. Eating well and the importance of food have been an inseparable part of Basque identity for as long as we can remember. There are many secrets, traditions and rituals related to the gastronomy here, […]

Where to Find Luggage Storage in San Sebastian

Zurriola Beach walkway in San Sebastian

Nobody wants to carry around their bags while enjoying their last few hours in town. Planning on spending the day in San Sebastian but have an early check out from your accommodation? Or maybe you’ll arrive early and would like to explore before you can check in to your hotel? Trust us, a pintxos crawl […]

Shop Like a Local at the Bretxa Market in San Sebastian

One of our favorite places to go shopping in San Sebastian is La Bretxa Market!

Many of us decide to come to San Sebastian because of the amazing gastronomy scene, but where do local chefs find their impeccable quality ingredients? The answer would be, of course, from the local fish and food markets.  Not only do these play an extremely important role as the place to buy fresh ingredients, but […]