13 Aug 2019

Casa Julian

This place is a un-remarkable, easy to miss little restaurant, in little known Tolosa, 28 km inland from San Sebastián. 

Once you find it and walk in you will think you are in the wrong place, You will see an area containing several fridges and a load of crates and are likely to turn around and walk out again until you are greeted warmly and seated in the old fashioned dining room that doesn't look like it's changed much in a century.

The steaks are cooked to order here, in front of every diner.

Topped with a extremely large dose of coarse salt, which is then scraped off before serving (the steaks are n...

3 Oct 2016

LA CUCHARA DE SAN TELMO

You will find this place down the end of a side alley off of Calle de 31 Augusto at the back of the old town. Its well worth seeking out and do not be shy about walking in even it is busy.

You will not see any cold pintxos on bread set out on the bar as is normal in most pintxos bars, all the pintxos here are hot (and made to order) and you order from the blackboard menu behind the bar.

It can get very busy at weekends and when special events are on, like the San Sebastián film festival.

A few of the excellent pintxos to try include.......

Sopa fría de tomate con jamón y Idiazábal (cold tomato sou...

3 Oct 2016

BAR TXEPETXA

When you walk into this traditional bar and see all the retro, ceramic anchovy pintos displayed on the bar you may have second thoughts.

Don‘t …………….. nothing here is false. 

All the anchovy/boquerone pintxos here are made to order and appear within a few minutes.

You pick from the variety of toppings shown on the fish shaped menu boards at the back of the bar.

One has the antxoas (anchovies), the other board shows the excellent hot pintxos also available, but it’s the anchovies you are really here for.

Try these sensational antxoas

Crema de centollo (anchovy toast with cream of spider crab)

Coco (anchovy Toast...

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