The Foodie Capital of the World
San Sebastian has one of the highest number of Michelin star restaurants per square meter. There are so many great places to choose from but we are going to tell you about two specific places we enjoyed during our short stay there.
1: Bar Nestor, located in what seems to be the center of SB, is absolute heaven! It has a simple menu, fresh ingredients and the food is cooked to perfection. There are only three things to order from the menu. First- you have the tomato salad, a staple dish of the area- juicy, plump tomatoes sliced with sliced onion loaded with olive oil and sea salt. Next is Spanish style pimientos de Padrón. These are green peppers perfectly charred topped with fresh sea salt. Finally, the last thing and most precious thing, the Txuleta, the rib eye of a cow. The staff actually comes out with the big slabs of uncooked meat on a plate and lets you choose with one you want to be cooked. It is a fun and great experience. Our advice, get there really early, like when it opens or run the risk of waiting up to an hour for a table.
2: Atari Gastroteka conveniently located steps away from the beautiful Koruko Andre Mariaren Basilika. While you are waiting for a table, you can go outside and enjoy the basilika. It looks Disney magical at night. After you finally get your table, one of the items you have to order here is the Pulpo. It comes on a bed of potatoes, onions and other veggies. This dish is out of this world. I am not a big octopus eater but I really enjoyed it here. I enjoyed so much that it has ruined pulpo for me at every other restaurant. The carrillera beef cheek and the patata bravas are definitely a must.