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San Sebastian Food

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Address: Paseo Republica Argentina 4, 20004 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Phone Number: +34 943 42 11 43
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Pintxos, Rioja wine, seafood, cider, Idiazabal cheese....the tiny Basque...

Pintxos, Rioja wine, seafood, cider, Idiazabal cheese....the tiny Basque region of Spain has more than its share of delicious treasures. Here at San Sebastian Food, our obsession is sharing the culinary secrets of this beautiful landscape with our clients. Our tours and experiences are authentic glimpses into the often secret world of Basque food, wine and culture.

San Sebastian Food is the Basque Country's original guide company focused entirely on the region's culinary attractions. We are a family of a dozen food and wine professionals, comprised of locals, experts and passionate foodies with an expansive knowledge base.

We lead culinary tours throughout the Basque Country in northern Spain and southern France. From cooking classes and jamon carvings, to visiting wineries and local markets, to simply hitting the old town for a fun night of pintxo bar hopping, our experiences are the epitome of easy luxury, tailored to your desires.

San Sebastian is the culinary capital of the world, with more Michelin stars per capita than anywhere else on the planet, a farmer's market six days a week and hundreds of bustling pintxo bars. Locals plan their day around where to eat and what to drink, and we aim to give you a taste of authentic San Sebastian, with an added dose of expertise.

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We are intrepid travellers and shy away from tour groups but the reviews on Tripadvisor coupled with a short 2 night stay in San Sebastian encouraged us to book a pintxo hunting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are intrepid travellers and shy away from tour groups but the reviews on Tripadvisor coupled with a short 2 night stay in San Sebastian encouraged us to book a pintxo hunting tour. I even went as far as to check out the pintxo passport offered at the Maria Cristina where we were staying as an alternative but went ahead... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend any tours or classes with SSF! Our pintxo hunting tour ended up being more of a private tour with our guide (and now friend!) Arantxa. We had so much fun with good wine and amazing pintxos. Before we left San Sebastián we decided to sign up for the pintxo cooking class. Patricio and Agus were excellent chefs and... More 

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SanSebastianFood, Owner at San Sebastian Food, responded to this review

Dear Andrea J, Thank you for recommending our Pintxo Hunting tour and Pintxo Cooking class, and for sharing your experience of our staff. We are so glad that you had a great time eating and drinking your way through the Old Town with Arantxa, and preparing some of the pintxos you tried with Patricio and Agus. We look forward to... More 

Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was where I got schooled on exquisite food. After trying out so many great dishes during the tour, I could not go back to eating substandard food. Go there hungry and you will leave so happy and sated. The foie gras was the highlight for me. After that, I made it a point to try it out at other... More 

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SanSebastianFood, Owner at San Sebastian Food, responded to this review

Dear Zainob F, Thank you for sharing your review of our Pintxo Hunting tour. It is great to hear that the selection of food made such an impression on you. We look forward to welcoming you back for a cooking class. Best regards, Jon Warren More 

Taos, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took 2 classes and joined a Pintxos tour. Every interaction from my reservations online to the welcome in the store and the classes were at a very high standard. The staff are warm and real and they very evidently care about quality. They love their city and are proud to show it off. The cooking classes I highly recommend... More 

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SanSebastianFood, Owner at San Sebastian Food, responded to this review

Dear kristinek852, Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback and for sharing such kind words regarding our staff. It is such a pleasure to hear how impressed you were with your overall experience. We look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Jon Warren More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would definitely recommend the Pintox Hunting Tour to anyone visiting San Sebastian. Our guide Lourdes was fabulous! She chose Pintox and matching wines for us at each bar, explained each dish and gave us a history lesson as we walked. She even emailed us a long list of further recommendations for bars and restaurants after the tour!

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SanSebastianFood, Owner at San Sebastian Food, responded to this review

Dear Eliza S, Thank you for recommending our Pintxo Hunting tour. We are so happy to hear that Lourdes was a fabulous guide of the food and history of Old Town. Best regards, Jon Warren More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My recent visit to San Sebastian was phenomenal, and the Pintxo Tour was one of the absolute highlights. I've been to Spain several times, but have always found the tapas bars (of Barcelona and Madrid) to be a bit intimidating...and the Pintxo bars of Basque Country were no different. What do you order? When do you pay? How will I... More 

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SanSebastianFood, Owner at San Sebastian Food, responded to this review

Dear SugarLanders, We are so happy to hear how comfortable and relaxed you felt with Arantxa in the busy bars of the Old Town. We will be sure to let her know how much fun you had. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Best regards, Jon Warren More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Our guide, Arantxa, from SSF gave us a terrific introduction to Pintxos of San Sebastian! After a quick meet up in their Cooking School (super nice!) we headed off on our adventure. Our first stop included: Brocheta de gambas – Prawns skewer; Marijuli: Green peper, smoked salmon & smoked anchovy; and Pimientos de Padrón – Padrón green peppers Next stop:... More 

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SanSebastianFood, Owner at San Sebastian Food, responded to this review

Dear jaycel a, Many thanks for sharing your positive feedback of our Pintxo Tasting tour. It is wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed eating your way through some of our favorite pintxos bars in the Parte Vieja. And thank you for your kind words regarding Arantxa. We all look forward to welcoming you back for another food tour and... More 

london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Arantxa was an excellent guide and a fun person , she enhanced the evening. The food was sensational and excellent wine.

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SanSebastianFood, Owner at San Sebastian Food, responded to this review

Dear carlotta543london, It is great to hear that you enjoyed your evening with Arantxa. Thank you for posting your review! Best regards, Jon Warren More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

A perfect introduction to the confusingly delicious world of pintxo bars. Our tour, lead by Arantxa, included 6 pintxo bars each with its own specialty. After the tour, Arantxa emailed us the list of drinks and pintxos we had plus further bars to visit and new pintxos to try. A bonus to this guided tour is that you don't have... More 

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SanSebastianFood, Owner at San Sebastian Food, responded to this review

Dear Tunc B, Thank you for taking the time to review our Pintxo Hunting tour. It is a such pleasure to hear that Arantxa led you on a perfect introduction of the Old Town. The crowds can be a bit intimidating and we also find that having a local guide helps to make the experience more relaxing. Best regards, Jon... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The lovely Lourdes was invaluable in helping us to navigate the streets of old San Sebastián and the masses of delicious Pintxos on offer. Without her we'd have just chosen bars at random and pointed to what we could see on the counter, not realising that often the "specials" aren't on display. We ate and drank really well, learnt a... More 

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SanSebastianFood, Owner at San Sebastian Food, responded to this review

Dear RaceyToes, Thank you for your positive feedback of our Pintxo Hunting tour and our guide Lourdes. We are so happy to hear that you learned a lot about the food and culture we love, and left with many ideas about the all the things you can do in San Sebastian. Best regards, Jon Warren More 

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