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Best pintxos in San Sebastian

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bmoeljad Sep 3, 2013 11:08 PM

Thinking of doing a pintxos crawl in San Sebastian. WE will be there for 2 days. Please let me know where you think the best places are to go. Thanks!

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    DaleJ Sep 5, 2013 08:15 AM

    FWIW, there is a nice review of the pintxos scene in San S, in eGullet (with pictures).

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      tigerjohn Sep 4, 2013 02:01 AM

      We enjoyed Hidalgo 56 and others (don't remember the names) the Gros district in contrast to the Old Town where many of the other famous places are located. To some extent this was driven by the fact that due to a previous holiday, the more famous "experimental" place (A Fuera Negra etc) were closed. The Gros district was also full of locals in contrast to the Old Town which had a much heavier tourist prescence in the pintxos bars that we went to.

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        bmoeljad Sep 4, 2013 09:50 AM

        Thanks Tigerjohn. So you would recommend the Gros district over Old Town? How are the prices in comparison to each other?

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          tigerjohn Sep 4, 2013 06:16 PM

          I don't think prices are that much different. I'd certainly do both. It's only about a 15 min walk between the two. I just think the atmosphere and food are better in Gros, with the caveat that a few of the more innovative and well-regarded places in Old Town were closed.

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        lkferguson Sep 3, 2013 11:56 PM

        I was there for one night this spring and visited a few places after some research. I love the anchovy and fish pinxtos particularly as they seem particularly appropriate given the location so really great hit for me was Txepetxa:
        http://www.todopintxos.com/bares/bares.php?do=vista_bar&id_bar=32
        I had the anchovy with the cream of spider crab, it was fabulous. I also had one with trout roe on it that was great. I ate a few others items before moving on to other places and they were all really good. I would definitely return here and highly advise it.
        Have a look at his picture, the one on top is the one with the trout roe.
        http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2006/may/06/travelfoodanddrink.foodanddrink.spain
        Have a look at this too:
        http://www.todopintxos.com/pintxos/pintxos.php?pageActual=4

        Another place I stopped in at was A Fuego Negro, the menu and atmosphere was a bit of sensory overload and somewhat confusing to me but the food cleared all of that away.

        Another place:
        Astelena
        http://www.todopintxos.com/bares/bare...

        Have a good time!

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          bmoeljad Sep 4, 2013 09:49 AM

          Thanks for the reply. Those pics look amazing. Forgive my ignorance, but are those prices per piece or per plate? Never been but Txepetxa is definitely on our list now!

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