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San Sebastian

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Elkano / Kaia Kaipe alternatives?

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by DTON 7 days ago

Kaia Kaipe will be closed during our visit in a couple of weeks, and while we've been waitlisting ourselves at Elkano for over a month now (various times; lunch or dinner), it doesn't seem like we'...

Road trip from San Sebastian to Bilbao

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by fluffydot 28 days ago

Hi all, I'm planning for a scenic drive from San Sebastian to Bilbao with a few stops along the way for photos, especially at Gaztelugatxeko Doniene. Assuming we leave San Sebastian around mid morn...

Basque Trip Planning Help

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by hucklecat 3 months ago

Hello / Kaixo, Chowhounders! You all were super helpful when I went to Piedmont a couple of years ago and now I finally get to visit Spain, starting with Basque country. Here's a rough sketch o...

Cantabria and Asturias: Dining in Santillana del Mar, Luarca, Cudillero and Gijon

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by flushingflash 3 months ago

Greetings folks: My first post, and I have to say thanks to all your great ideas and recommendations for eating in San Sebastian and beyond! My girlfriend and I are headed to San Sebastian this wee...

San Sebastian Planning - Would love feedback & recommendations

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by victoriaisley 4 months ago

Thursday, July 18 • Arrive Blibao • Drive to San Sebastian • Hotel - Hotel Lasala Plaza, De Lasala Plaza, 2, 20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain https://www.lasalaplazahotel.com/en/ • Dinner – Akel...

San Sebastian in July

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by philip61 4 months ago

I am traveling to San Sebastian for a few days. There will be 4 of us wandering the city. Can you give me your best thoughts on dining in this fantastic city? Thanks

Bilbao-specific recommendations needed

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by arturchik 4 months ago

Hello We will be in Bilbao for just 1.5 days and would love recommendations. For context, we are going to San Sebastian and Bordeaux region afterwards. We are eating at 1-2 3 star restaurants se...

Help with Asador Etxebarri reservation - I may have extra seats

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by arturchik 4 months ago

Hello. Etxebarri opened their reservations for next few months and I snagged a reservation for September 5th at 1pm (13:00). Unfortunately, we only need 2 seats but we booked for 5 (only availabl...

Akelarre - lunch vs dinner (before sunset)

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by tnguyen444 4 months ago

Hi, I've made reservations for Akelarre for dinner right before sunset (Didn't know the sun sets at 10pm in San Sebastian). However, after reading many of the posts here, it seems like many really...

Please help with 4 day San Sebastian - Bordeaux food trip

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by arturchik 4 months ago

Please help with recommendations in both Spanish and French Basque country. I am not looking for 2-3 star restaurants, but rather more "casual" yet memorable restaurants. We are going to be trave...

Etxebarri vs Azurmendi - please help me decide

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by arturchik 4 months ago

Hello. I understand this maybe a silly question, but I need to pick 1 of these. Please help me decide. We will eat at other places in Basque Country, but none as distinguished (or fancy). Tha...

Here is my restaurant list for a trip to San Sebastian: Comments?

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by PH Rodgers 1 year ago

My wife and I plan to return to San Sebastian in late November. We will have five days. Here is my current thinking about where we should reserve for our major meals (typically lunch); Day One...

Bordeaux, San Sebastian, and surroundings trip report

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by damiano 4 months ago

I just returned from a visit to Bordeaux (France), the area around Libourne, San Sebastian (Spain) and its surrounding villages. Restaurant recommendations came from Chowhound, google, tripadvisor ...

I've done my research and now need help on first time trip to Spain, March 2019, Barcelona, San Sebastian/Bilbao, and Madrid o

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by johnmart11 11 months ago

We are planning the trip for the middle two weeks in March. We are pretty adventurous in our culinary adventures. I do not drink alcohol but that is our only restriction. I am looking to have a sp...

Tapas / Pintxos for Dinner in Barcelona & San Sebastian

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by nlight 9 months ago

My wife and 1 year old and I are going to Barcelona and San Sebastián this coming October. We love eating tapas for dinner and going to markets for delicious and casual lunches. So here’s our ask. ...

San Sebastian area for a rustic and simple wedding dinner

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by larsmars 8 months ago

My fiance and I have decided to have a wedding party (instead of a big wedding) with our best friends in the San Sebastian area. The Basque country is fantastic, a large part of the group surfs, an...

San Sebastián and Bilbao trip report (Aug, Oct 2018)

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by synecdochehk 12 months ago

Hi all, first time poster here, yet I have drawn many restaurant ideas from lurking in this forum in the past, and would love to start contributing some. Given my limited exposure to food, I would ...

Thinking about a Feb. 2019 trip to Spain

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by smiles33 1 year ago

We are a family of 4 (including 9 and 12 year old daughters) that loves to eat and plans our vacations around what we eat. We've never been to Spain and are trying to figure out an itinerary for th...

Bilbao / San Sebastian: best restaurants apart from the "usual suspects"?

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by kai.m 5 years ago

Hi, we plan a trip to the Bilbao/San Sebastian region and want to visit some great restaurants. We read alot about places like Arzak, Akellare, Mugaritz, Azurmendi, Extebarri etc - but in the cate...

A few days in Bilbao & San Sebastian

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by turbowine 1 year ago

Had the chance to hop the water from London to Bilbao for a few days recently. Arrived on a Monday morning. Unfortunately, a lot of fining dining is closed on Monday, but we discovered Eneko Bilbao...