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Bilbao/San Sebastian – Feedback Requested


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Bilbao/San Sebastian – Feedback Requested

amiebd | Mar 29, 2011 08:08 AM

We are visiting Bilbao and San Sebastian in late May/early June. I am hoping for some guidance on days/nights where we don’t have plans, as well as attire and costs of transportation to some of our restaurants.

We currently have lunch reservations at Extebarri, Arzak and Akelarre. What is the general attire at these restaurants?

Also, our hotels have advised us to take taxis to and from the restaurants (we do not want to rent a car so that we can both enjoy wines with meals, etc.). Does anybody have experience with taking taxis and their costs, as well as advice on how complicated it would be to get a taxi back to our hotel?

For our nights in Bilbao/San Sebastian, we plan to eat mostly pinxtos. What time does it generally make sense to head out for a pinxtos crawl, and does anybody have recommendations for lunches or dinner in town that are not pinxtos-focused?

Finally, we arrive to San Sebastian on a Monday afternoon. How hard will it be to find someplace open on Monday afternoon/evening? Any suggestions?

Any advice/suggestions/recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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