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...

9 Feb 2018

BAR PACO BUENO

This is a very traditional, social club, old school style Pintxo bar. There are always many local families here, the young to the very old mixing amongst the tourists. The bar is big on boxing, rugby and Basque rowing with lots of old memorabilia on the surrounding walls.

It is run by owner Paco Bueno (who was a boxer in his younger days ) and his sons.

It's lively, entertaining and a friendly atmosphere.

The specialties are deep fried seafood like calamares, but the prized dish is the deep fried gambas, you need to wait for them to come up piping hot, but be quick as they are soon snapped up!  

Drink...

20 Dec 2016

A FUEGO NEGRO

At the back of the  parte vieja (old town), the red and black scheme is as elegant as the food, which is miniature cuisine at its most exquisite.

Grab a stool at the bar and try the delicacies on the counter  or anything exciting looking that is emerging from the small kitchen.

Try:

Olives with a splash of vermouth inside

A shot of shrimp soup

Ham coffee with gizzard cookies followed by icy blobs of spider crab.

Mini Burgers

T-bone popcorn salad 

Wash down with a glass of Txacoli (the slightly sparkling Basque white wine).

There is also a chefs 14 course tasting menu.

A little more expensive then others in the ar...

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...

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