Heading east along the coast road from Mundaka, you will find this lovely restaurant,
which is situated on a beautiful little surfers beach.
It is a fair sized stone restaurant/bar, with one wall of glass looking out onto the beach with a fantastic view, it is a great spot for a nice relaxing lunch, trying a few delicious pintxos at the bar, or having a more leisurely meal in the evening.
There is a very good menu del dia for €20, which consists of 2 starters, 2 mains, dessert, bread and wine.
Estofado de chorizo y frijoles (chorizo & bean stew)
For this visit to San Sebastian in early December, we concentrated on pintxos rather than sit down meals. We started our pintxo tour in the Parte Viejo (old town). We always prefer hot pintxos as they are made to order. There is not a problem with the pintxos on the bar but you may eat too much bread!
We tend to have no more than two pintxos and a glass of wine or beer per bar, so as, not to be too full, to early. The best time to go to the pintxo bars is 8.30 pm - 10.30 pm.
We stayed in the Hotel Niza, set opposite Playa de La Concha.
which has wonderful views from the bedroom balcony.
Tucked away in a corner of the bustling plaza nueva in the old town, this little bar was the winner of best pintxos in town for many years for a reason. They are the modern gastronomic type of pintxos.
The top two pictures are from a previous visit.
We Tried the following
Patatas rellenas con mejillas de cerdo y sal de vainilla (potatoes stuffed with pig’s cheeks and vanilla salt).
Foie con manzana y pedro ximenez (foie gras with apple and pedro ximenez sauce).
Txistorra a la plancha (grilled spicy sausage)
Patatas bravas (fried potatoes with ali-oli and spicy tomato sauce)
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!