Club Mimo

Sevilla Mimo Food

Pintxo Tasting Tour (Dinner)

Price: 110€

Duration: 3 hours

Includes: Up to 6 pintxo bars, all food & wine, local culinary bilingual guide.

Start time: 18:30 End time: 21:30

Max.: 10 people per group

Meeting point: Mimo San Sebastian Cooking School, Okendo 1, 20004 Donostia-San Sebastián.

*Not recommended for vegans. The minimum age for this tour is 12 years old.

“Discover the best pintxos Basque tapas bars in town on a dinner crawl with San Sebastian Food, our idea of heaven.” -ELLE magazine

** One of our most popular experiences, ranked in the Top 10 Food Tours in the world by Trip Advisor **

Pintxos (Basque tapas) line every bar in San Sebastian’s famed Old Town, but knowing where to find the best ones is an art. While it’s hard to have a bad meal in town, knowing exactly where to go for the best, freshest, and most exciting pintxos takes local, insider knowledge. Do a night out in San Sebastian like a local, led by our friendly and knowledgeable Basque guides.

We dive straight into the culinary heart of the city for a night of eating and drinking unlike any you’ve ever experienced. From fresh prawns to line-caught baby squid to perfectly charred steak, the pintxo hunt changes nightly but always features a range of traditional spots and chic, avant-garde bars. Come thirsty, too, as we’ll be pairing each pintxo with the perfect pour, from cider to local whites and reds.

Our pintxo tasting tour comes highly recommended by the world’s authorities on travel: Conde Nast Traveller, Easy Jet, Vogue, Financial Times and many others. Stylist Magazine says "There’s no better overview of the city’s food scene".

"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 lot about the food, wine and history of the area and came away with lots of ideas of what to do the next day. A thoroughly enjoyable evening and really good value too!"

RaceyToes (2016-01-29) , United Kingdom

"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 to fight your way to the bar in order to place your orders."

Tunc B (2016-01-29)

"Tour was a terrific mix of history, camaraderie, and most importantly, food and drink. We had a great guide, Inigo, who took us to 6 different pintxos bars in the Old Town. He showed us the ropes of how these bars work; ordered everything and brought it to us (in some cases outside, for the busier bars); and threw in bits of historical nuggets along the way (like why August 31 is so special) . Highly recommended" Visited July 2015

PolyVi (2016-01-29) , USA - New York

This tour is a great way to spend an evening in San Sebastian. Our guide Arantxa was fun and interesting, spoke fantastic english and took us to some amazing pintxos bars. The bars themselves are busy, loud and with so many pintxos on offer it can be difficult to know what to go for. If we'd been on our own i'm certain we wouldn't have found such good bars and would have eaten less well. The pintxos followed a logical order (fish, meat, dessert) and were matched well with regional wines, no-one left hungry and i'm sure there were a few sore heads in the morning. With Arantxa at the bar ordering it also gave us time to get to know the rest of the group who added to the fun of the night. In fact if (when) we come back we'll book the tour again as it really enhances the pintxos experience.

Tonbridgewells (2015-12-27)

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How big are the groups?

We like to keep our groups small. Generally, our pintxo tours have a maximum of 10 guests per experience. 

Why are there 20 spaces?

Due to high demand on the date you selected, we have two separate guides taking guests around that night. Your group will be ten people or less.

What is the minimum age for this experience?

The minimum age for the Pintxo Tasting Tour (DINNER) is 12 years old.

How many bars will we go to?

The dinner Pintxo Tasting Tour includes six (6) bars.

What’s included in the price?

All food and drinks and VAT are included. There is not anything extra you ever need to pay for. The experiences also include your expert San Sebastian Food bilingual guide/translator. More details of what is included in each tour are provided under each product on the website.

Do your guides speak clearly in English?

Yes, all guides speak fluent English with years of experience living in English speaking countries. Some guides are native English speakers and all have very high levels of proficiency, speaking many languages.

Where is the meeting point for your experiences?

Mimo San Sebastián Cooking School, Calle Okendo 1, San Sebastián, 20004.  The entrance is located at the rear of the Hotel Maria Cristina. A useful map can be found here

When does the experience start and do I need to arrive early?

18.30. We strongly recommend guests arrive between 5 and 10 minutes beforehand. 

Do you offer private tours?

Yes, we offer private tours. Contact us or see specific information on the website for further details.

Are experiences available in other languages?

All tours are run in English but private tours can be arranged in other languages.

I’m a vegetarian – is this going to be a problem?

No problem. We will ensure that while on your experience, you will have the best vegetarian alternatives. However, you must let us know at the time of booking so we can organise this for you.

I am allergic to certain foods – is this going to be a problem?

No problem. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know. We will ensure you will have the best alternatives.

I don’t drink alcohol, is there a discount?

If you do not drink alcohol, we cannot offer a discount but will make sure you have the best alternatives available with a wide range of excellent soft drinks and juices available.

What happens if the experience I booked does not reach the minimum number of guests required?

We require a minimum of 2 people for this experience.  If we do not reach the minimum, we will contact you before the experience date to inform you that it may be cancelled, and will contact you again to confirm if we are finally running the experience. If not, we will provide you some other alternatives or the full refund of the amount paid.

What if the experience I would like to do is not available on a certain date?

Email or call us and we will do our best to open a new date in the calendar.

Is this experiences suitable for children?

In the Basque Country, children are very much a part of the dining scene and we welcome children on most of our experiences. However, we recommend that for children under 12 years old that you choose the lunchtime pintxo tasting tour (starting at 12.30) which is much better suited for children. 

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August 2017

Availability is shown in blue. If we do not show availability, please contact us and we will do our best to help you. For groups of 8+ or for private tour requests, please contact us. Thank you.

Next available date

Saturday 19th August

Start time: 18:30

Price: 110€

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