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 […]

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 […]

¡Bienvenido 2020! Best Tips for New Year in San Sebastian

Eating the 12 grapes at midnight is an essential part of celebrating New Year's Eve in San Sebastian!

About to travel to the north of Spain after Christmas? There’s no better plan than celebrating the new year in San Sebastian! Wondering where to eat dinner on New Year’s Eve and where to head on New Year’s Day? Whether your preference is loads of glitter and bubbly, or a cozy dinner with some amazing […]

Where to Eat on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day in San Sebastian in 2019

The Dry Bar at the Hotel Maria Cristina, pictured here, is one of our favorite restaurants for Christmas in San Sebastian.

Make your winter holidays unforgettable with these options for delicious Christmas Day and Christmas Eve dinners in San Sebastian. The town slows down during the Christmas holidays when local shops and restaurants close up and donostiarras get ready to spend the holidays with their families. But no worries––there are still plenty of excellent restaurants for […]

Menús del Día in San Sebastian: 5 Great Lunch Specials

Here in San Sebastian—and throughout Spain, actually—we take the menú del día pretty seriously. We mean, what’s not to love about a delicious lunch that leaves you feeling comfortably full and barely makes a dent in your wallet? It’s one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to eat like a local here in the […]

Star-Studded Dining: Top Michelin Restaurants in San Sebastian

San Sebastian in February is the perfect time to experience the city's unbeatable food scene with your special someone. Treat yourselves to a meal at Arzak!

Here in San Sebastian, we’re pretty proud of our city’s status as a must-visit foodie destination—but what sets our gastronomy apart? After all, Spain in general is full of culinary delights and delicious destinations—you can’t really go wrong no matter where you visit! What sets San Sebastian’s food scene apart, though, is its unrivaled collection […]

Topa! Where to Drink Txakoli in San Sebastian

When learning Basque phrases, pronunciation is key. The tx, like in "txakoli," is pronounced like the "ch" sound in English.

When it comes to San Sebastian’s renowned culinary scene, the fun doesn’t just stop with the food. To really experience the gastro goodness to the fullest, be sure to wash everything down with a refreshing local drink. Our choice: txakoli! It’s hard to come by outside of northern Spain, so be sure to get your fix while you’re […]