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Pintxo Cooking Class : The Essential Pintxo

Price: 165€

Duration: 5 hours

Includes: Welcome drink, expert chef instruction, aperitif, 100% hands-on class, multi-course lunch comprised of the dishes made in class, a selection of Spanish wines, digestif, keepsake recipe booklet and pen, gift.

Minimum Age: 12 years

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

MORNING CLASS: Start time: 10.00  End time: 15:00 Max.: 16 people

*Vegetarian? Food allergies? Read our FAQs below.

*Not recommended for vegans. 

"Learn how to prepare some of the region's quintessential seafood dishes at afour hour class given by Mimo San Sebastian, or sign up for the half-day pintxos tapas cooking class after which you'll have the opportunity to savour the fruits of your effort." - National Geographic

"Learn how to prepare some of the region's quintessential seafood dishes at a four hour class given by San Sebastian Food, or sign up for the half-day pintxos tapas cooking class after which you'll have the opportunity to savour the fruits of your effort." - National Geographic

Small bites pack a powerful punch when it comes to the pintxo, Basque Country's most famous culinary export.

** One of our most popular experiences **

At its most basic, a pintxo is a small bite—but with a world of knowledge, tricks and tips behind its preparation.  From the simple gilda, the city’s emblematic pintxo, to the elaborate creations that inspired by avant-garde cuisine, the world of pintxos is demystified and made easy and fun in our cooking school.   Learn the basics and beyond in The Essential Pintxo class.

  • bilingual instruction with thelocal  chefs
  • aperitif & digestif
  • hands-on preparation of pintxos with top-quality produce
  • pintxo recipe booklet
  • gourmet lunch with wines
  • souvenir

Each Pintxo Cooking class ends with a delicious lunch and carefully chosen wine pairings.  You will gather around our rustic wooden table to enjoy what you and your fellow classmates have cooked using your newly acquired knowledge.  

The quality of the food we make together was incredible; and learning so much about the processes was fascinating. We had a fantastic evening. It was the absolute highlight of our time in San Sebastián for all four of us. And in a gastronomic centre like San Sebastián, that's no mean feat.

Lori M (2017-08-14) (2017-10-07)

I liked the friendliness of the whole staff. We will be back!

Liz Hout (2016-08-03)

Truly, this has been the most magical experience of my trip and maybe any trip! Thanks you

Esa Van Dusen (2016-08-03)

This experience will last a lifetime ; ) . Mila esker !

Michelle Ricci Kappel (2016-04-26)

Enthusiastic staff, very knowledgeable about Basque cookery

Steve Foster (2016-04-21)

You were wonderful !

Audrey Finci (2016-04-21) , France

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What if I am a vegetarian or I have food allergies?

Preparations in this class contain meat & seafood. However, upon request, a special lunch adapted to dietary needs can be provided at the end of the class.

What is the minimum age for this experience?

The minimum age for the cooking classes is 12 years old.

How big are the groups?

We like to keep our groups small. Generally, our cooking classes have a maximum of 16 guests per experience.

What do I bring to the cooking class?
Come as you are! We provide aprons. A good tip might be to bring a notebook and pen, so you can take notes to remember all the small facts and tips our chefs will give you.

Are the classes presentation-based or more hands-on? 

Hands on. Although if you prefer presentation, let us know and we can adapt accordingly.

What’s included in the price?

All food and drinks and VAT are included in the price of our experiences. There is not anything extra you ever need to pay for. The experiences also include your expert Mimo 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?

All start time information is displayed on our website under each experience. We strongly recommend guests arrive at our studio between 5 and 10 minutes before any experience starts.

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 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.

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October 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

Wednesday 25th October

Start time: 10:00

Price: 165€

  • Central location
  • Souvenir gift
  • Trip advisor excellence
  • Bilingual guide