The TOP Pintxos in the Centre

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Donostia city centre is full of little shops. Broad avenues taking us back to the Belle Époque, a delightful stroll to windowshop and, of course, have a few pintxos.

Here's my choice of pintxo bars in the city centre. To have a little rest between shops whenever you want.

You'll think I'm just a traditionalist, but I like to kick off my round of pintxos with a wonderful potato tortilla, and I adore the version they produce at Bar Victoria Café!

Bar Victoria Café

Potato tortilla

Bar Victoria Café Tortilla de patata - Centro

Bar Victoria Café - Centro

For a slightly lighter snack I make my way to Kata 4 in nearby Plaza Catalina, and I have ... a few oysters! Variety's the spice of life!


Kata 4


Bar Kata 4 Ostras - Centro

Bar Kata 4 - Centro

I follow up with one of my favourite pintxos: langostino prawn ravioli with Martini Bianco sauce in Bar Antonio. Have you ever tasted anything like this?


Bar Antonio

Langostino prawn ravioli with Martini Bianco sauce

Bar Antonio Ravioli de langostinos con salsa de Martini Blanco - Centro

Bar Antonio - Centro

And since two's company, but three's much better, from prawn ravioli to a prawn skewer with Emmental cheese in tempura. What a combination!


Rojo y Negro

Prawn skewer with Emmental cheese in tempura

Rojo y Negro Brocheta de langostino con queso emmental en tempura - Centro

Rojo y Negro - Centro

After those langostinos, I like to move on to a typical Donostia foodstuff: baby squid. At Bar Avenida XXL they make a grilled squid pintxo with caramelised onion that's finger-licking good!


Bar Avenida XXI

Grilled squid pintxo with caramelised onion

Bar Avenida XXI Chipirón a la plancha con cebolla caramelizada - Centro

Bar Avenida XXI - Centro

Near the San Martin Market, in the classic Bar Iturrioz, I stick to Donostia cuisine and sample some traditional cod. But at Bar Iturrioz they do it their way: "club Ranero" in green parsley sauce.


Bar Iturrioz

"Club Ranero" in green parsley sauce

Bar Iturrioz Bacalao al club Ranero - Centro

Bar Iturrioz - Centro

After strolling around the avenues in the city centre, I like to go beachwards and have the last pintxo on my route in Bar La Perla: salmon toastie with an anchovy duo.


Bar de La Perla

Salmon toastie with an anchovy duo

Bar de La Perla Tosta de salmón con dúo de antxoas - Centro

Bar de La Perla - Centro