I am two weeks away from an 11-day trip through Spain with my fiancée and we are looking for some dining suggestions. We are looking for a mix of high-end places and more rustic/traditional places. Please feel free to offer up other pieces of advice.
We are flying into Malaga in the morning and that night we will stay in Granada. We do not know if we will drive or take the bus yet but if we do drive and are there any “to-die-for” places to stop along the way? We will be in Granada for two nights and two full days. From Granada we are going to Ronda for one day and one night and then to Seville for two full days and nights. In Seville, we have a reservation at the restaurant at the El Bulli hotel. Anybody been? If somebody has any suggestions for how we should get from Granada to Ronda and then to Seville, please let me know.
After Seville we will be in Madrid visiting a friend, so most of our dining will be taken care of but I’m always open for additional suggestions. After Madrid, we will spend the rest of our time in the San Sebastian area. We are staying the first night in the Parador in Hondarribia, has anybody stayed there or visited this town? After that, we are staying 3 nights in San Sebastian. We have reservation at Arzak one night. I know some people prefer Arkelere, so should I go to both places or is there one that is better? What are the costs like? I know that San Sebastian is a food-focused town so we don’t want to limit ourselves to just high-end places. I’ve heard of the tapas crawls and the dining clubs, can anybody shed some light on these?
In addition to dinners, we are looking for advice on great lunch spots and particular dishes/pintxos that we should not miss.
Thanks in advance.