Restaurants in San Sebastián

The País Vasco is renowned for its excellent cuisine, and has some of the best restaurants in Spain. The city of San Sebastian and the province Guipúzcoa are full of excellent places to eat, from small bars serving delicious tapas (or pinxos, tasty tapas served on small pieces of bread) to designer restaurants such as Arzak, offering visitors the very latest in modern cuisine.

Here are some of our favourites. Click on restaurant name for full information about the restaurant and its chef. See also hotels in San Sebastián and Guide to Guipúzcoa


Best Restaurants in San Sebastián

Salamanca Pasealekua, 14 - 20003 San Sebastian - Tel: 943 420 894

This modern, stylish restaurant occupies a fantastic location on the promenade El Paseo Nuevo - many tables have a sea view. It offers New Basque cuisine and the set menu costing 20 euros, available at midday, offers excellent value. Tasty vegetarian dishes are available. Excellent homemade desserts. Reservations necessary.


Address:Paseo Eduardo Chillida 13 - 20008 San Sebastian - Tel: 943 317 096

This restaurant is located near Ondarreta beach, next to the 'Peine del Viento' sculptures by the late Eduardo Chillida. Downstairs you can enjoy a coffee and tapas while upstairs you can eat in the restaurant. No set menu available - expect to pay about 50 -70 euros per person. Excellent Basque cuisine (no vegetarian options). A stylish place to eat with excellent sea views across the Concha Bay. Reservations necessary


Address:Avda Jose Elosegui 273, 20015 San Sebastián - Tel: 943 278 465 or 943 285 593 - email:

Arzak has been awarded 3 Michelin stars. It´s world famous chef Juan Mari Arzak is known for his fine, inventive Basque cuisine and only the best fresh seasonal produce are used in the elaboration of his exquisite dishes. Expensive. Reservations necessary.


Address: Zurriola Avenue 1 - tel: 943 003 162 fax: 943 003 164

Kursaal is run by Martin Berasategui a world famous chef. It serves some of the best up to date Basque cuisine. Dishes are prepared using only the best fresh seasonal produce. It is centrally located, next to the fantastic Moneo Cubes. Expensive. Reservations necessary.

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