The best restaurants in San Sebastian: Discover gastronomic pleasure


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We have developed a guide to the best restaurants in San Sebastián , a city that captivates lovers of good food with its rich tradition and the quality of its gastronomic establishments.

San Sebastián, known as the “Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea”, is not only famous for its stunning beaches and charming architecture, but also for its world-class culinary scene. Here, haute cuisine becomes an unforgettable experience, and we, as experts, will take you to discover the best kept secrets of this gastronomic gem.

Remember that on our daily tours around San Sebastian we usually recommend the most traditional places and other common restaurants in our Basque city.

Where to eat in San Sebastián: Our recommendations

Alejandro Still Life: hidden treasure of San Sebastián

Immerse yourself in a unique gastronomic experience at Bodegón Alejandro, a hidden treasure that will delight your palate. With an authentic and welcoming atmosphere, this establishment offers a menu that stands out for its commitment to traditional Basque cuisine and the freshness of its ingredients.

Still life Alejandro hidden treasure of San Sebastián


New Mendaur

In the heart of Donosti, Mendaur Berria stands as a temple of Basque gastronomy, masterfully fusing modernity and tradition. This elegant culinary haven, known for its cozy and sophisticated atmosphere, invites diners on a journey of unique flavors.

The cuisine, a spectacle of innovation and respect for local ingredients, turns each dish into a sensory experience. With its focus on fresh products from the region, Mendaur Berria promises a gastronomic adventure that delights and surprises. Ideal for special occasions or an intimate dinner, this place guarantees impeccable service and an unforgettable experience, encapsulating the essence of Basque hospitality.

Arzak’s creative fusion

In the heart of San Sebastián, Arzak restaurant redefines haute cuisine with its innovative and creative approach. Led by renowned chef Juan Mari Arzak, this three-Michelin-star establishment offers a dining experience that defies expectations and leaves diners in awe.

Akelarre: magic on the plate

Including another standout, Akelarre, it is imperative to explore the magic on the plate of this award-winning restaurant. Located in an idyllic setting with sea views, Akelarre takes Basque haute cuisine to new heights. Their commitment to excellence and creativity ensures a dining experience that will leave a lasting impression.

Rekondo: elegance and tradition in every glass

We cannot ignore the elegance and tradition that Restauarante Rekondo offers. Known for its impressive wine cellar, this place is a paradise for wine and food lovers. Discover the perfect harmony between exquisite dishes and an incomparable selection of wines that complement the flavor.

The best restaurant in San Sebastián: an unparalleled experience

When it comes to the best restaurant in San Sebastián, we could highlight Amelia By Paulo Airaudo . Find an authentic culinary gem in the heart of San Sebastián, it radiates unmatched charm. With its prestigious two Michelin stars, this elegant gastronomic sanctuary masterfully fuses Italian and Argentine cuisine.

Chef Paulo Airaudo, a virtuoso of flavors, weaves magic into each dish, offering a symphony of tastes and textures that delight the senses. The atmosphere, a mix of modern sophistication and warmth, is the perfect backdrop for unforgettable experiences, whether at a romantic dinner or a special celebration.

Here, every detail is a tribute to culinary art, and impeccable service elevates the experience to sublime elegance.

Now, if you want to know the typical Basque pintxos, we recommend you visit our article on the best pintxos places in San Sebastian.

In short, San Sebastián stands as a top-level culinary destination, and these restaurants are just the tip of the iceberg in the gastronomic wealth that the city offers. Explore, discover and delight in the delights that only San Sebastián can offer.

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