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Tapas crawl

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Tapas crawl

We'd like to go on a tapas crawl. Which tapas bars would you recommend?

Also, which restaurant would you recommend for our splurge night? I read somewhere that going to a highly rated restaurant for lunch instead of supper would be easier on the budget.

Thank you in advance,


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1. Re: Tapas crawl

Lunch is the main meal of the day in most of Spain, including the Basque country. You might be interested in downloading a copy of Maribel's Guide to the País Vasco (www.maribelsguides.com).

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2. Re: Tapas crawl

For differences between tapas and pintxos, you may want to take a look at mugalari.wordpress.com, as they are not the same thing. Most bars in SS offer pintxos, so that will not be an issue.

I´d recommend Akelarre, but be prepared to pay at least 170 euros per person.

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So much has been written on this, maribelsguides is like the bible for this. For splurging: Akelarre, Extebarri, Zuberoa, Mugaritz. don't miss lunch at Kaia-Kalpe or Elkano in Getaria for the world's best seafood dishes. For tapas: Ganbara, La Cuchara de San Telmo, Aloña Berri, Goiz-Argi, Txepetxa, La Cepa and Astelehena. In the Gros district I would highly recommend Patio de Ramuntxo, Bar Bergara and Aloña Berri. I love that city!

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For tapas/pintxos recommendations have a look at www.todopintxos.com and choose your favorite!, and for a splurge night as Mikel says Akelarre, or Arzak, or others not so expensive like Urepel (www.urepel.net) and Rekondo (www.rekondo.com), unfortunately, both last sites only in spanish.

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