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We visited San Sebastian after running with the bulls in Pamplona this weekend and I must say that it is a food lovers dream come true! If you enjoy eating tapas in Madrid and Barcelona, then you will find San Sebastian equally enticing.

San Sebastian is not only a picturesque city, but it’s also a city that has been made famous from the many pinxto bars and michelin star restaurants weaved through its beautiful streets.

We traveled to San Sebastian with a large group of people and managed to visit about 5 pinxto bars in the 5 hours we were there. I didn’t know what to expect but pictured the food to be similar to tapas. Pinxtos are like tapas because they are small portions of food, but the resemblance stops there. Pinxtos remind me of food that would be featured in a degustation menu at a top restaurant. However, the beauty of Pinxtos is that you can eat these meals for the price that you would pay at a bar (we paid between 3 to 5 euros per plate). Combine this with a glass of sangria or vino tinto and you are set!

Here are some of my favourite pictures of the food. The foie gras and the scallops were the best that I have ever tasted!

Best scallops and foie gras I’ve ever tasted!! San Sebastian, Spain

Freshly made pinxto with vino tinto, amazing! San Sebastian, Spain

Freshly grilled prawns in a pinxto bar in San Sebastian, Spain

risotto and beef cheeks (I didn’t try but was told by friend that it’s amazing!)

Mini wagyu beef burgers

Rick and I enjoying our first taste of pinxtos

We had our fill of delicious pinxtos until the shops closed for their daily siesta at 3pm. It was time to do some sight seeing, hit the beach and eat some gelati!

Hooray! We are in San Sebastian!

What do you think of San Sebastian? Does it compare to other areas of Spain?

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