The best food in Spain
San Sebastián, also known as Donostia in Basque, is renowned for its exquisite gastronomy and is considered one of the best culinary destinations in the world. The city is a paradise for food lovers, as it boasts a variety of restaurants and bars that serve traditional Basque cuisine and innovative dishes made with top-quality ingredients.
What to eat in San Sebastián
Pintxos, also known as pinchos, are small dishes typically served on small slices of bread. The word "pintxo" comes from the Basque word "pintxatu," meaning "to spike or pierce." Pintxos are typically made of a combination of ingredients skewered together with a toothpick and placed on the piece of bread. Pintxos are different to tapas in that they are usually served as individual portions, and often more elaborate, with a variety of ingredients and flavors, while tapas tend to be simple and rustic.
Some popular pintxos to try include tortilla de patatas, potato omelette, txistorra, spicy sausage, and bacalao, cod. Another must-try in San Sebastián is the seafood, which is fresh and abundant due to the city's location on the Bay of Biscay. Some seafood dishes to try include percebes, goose barnacles, kokotxas, hake cheeks, andmejillones, mussels. You should also be sure to try some of the region's renowned cheeses and wines. The cheese could also be tried in the form of the trendy and delicious "burnt" basque cheesecake, scorched and caramelized on the top with a smooth and rich interior.
San Sebastián is great to combine with nearby Bilbao which is another terrific food destination.