The TOP Pintxos in the Centre
- Food and drink
- 2023 Jan 06
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
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!
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?
Langostino prawn ravioli with Martini Bianco sauce
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
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
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.
"Club Ranero" in green parsley sauce
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