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, […]