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San Sebastian, Spain

janedoe67 Aug 3, 2006 04:41 AM

I will be in San Sebastian for a few days this month. I'd love to find the great restaurants where the locals go. I know there are some really high end restaurants there but that's not what I'm looking for. Do you know of any moderately priced places that have really great food? Thank you!!

  1. PBSF Aug 3, 2006 04:08 PM

    There are no shortage of great food in San Sebastian. Strolling in the Parte Vieja and eating pintxos is one of the great pleasure of San Sebastian. This area is lined with restaurants and pintxo places. Just drop in to any that looks good and you can't go wrong. Some of my favorites are:
    Alona Berri, Bergara, La Cepa, Ganbara, Ormazabel, La Cuchara de San Telma, Txpetxa, Casa Gandarias.
    Some of these places also serve full sit down meals.
    A couple of places away from the Parte Vieja are:
    Bar Sebastian for simple grilled fish
    Astelhena and Ambosio, both near the Plaza de la Constitucion
    San Sebastian is full of tourists, especially in August. One will be hard pressed to avoid that but fortunately the locals don't mind mingling with us. If you have any specific questions, I would be happy to answer them. Have a great time and please report back.

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    1. re: PBSF
      janedoe67 Aug 4, 2006 06:30 AM

      thank you!

      1. re: PBSF
        Aussie Foodie Jun 27, 2007 10:46 AM

        I'm on my way to San Seb - first time. And alone. What area should I stay in to avoid backpackers and lots of noise yet not be out of the way? Looking forwad to checking out your suggestions above.

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          Alta Bob Jul 25, 2007 10:19 PM

          I Googled San Sebastian and restaurants and saw that this is the place. I was told today by someone who has been there that there is a tapas walk that people take. There is even a map showing where to go and which tapas to get at each stop. I got to get this.

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