Pintxo Tasting Tour (Dinner)
Duration: 3 hours
Includes: Up to 5-6 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 Mimo San Sebastian, 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".
If you want the perfect primer for learning your way around the numerous bars and food scene in San Sebastian, there is no better way than taking this tour. Our guide (Enara) was terrific, and the foods were delicious (and things we probably would never have ordered on our own.) A highlight of our trip!
delber (2017-09-17) , Florida
After an incredible recommendation from my some friends, I decided to book in for the pintxos tour, and was told we had to request Arantxa as our guide... well we were not disappointed. This was our favourite night in San Sebastián.. Arantxa was the most knowledgable, entertaining and passionate host we have ever had the pleasure of knowing. The night was an absolute dream, with incredible food and perfectly paired wines, all chosen by Arantxa. Arantxa went above and beyond providing the whole group with not only an incredible dining experience but also a historical tour of the town and basque culture. Would recommend to anyone who loves food, and wants to know the exclusive tapas destinations and their signature dishes in San Sebastián ... and don't forget to ask for Arantxa!! 100000 thanks, an unforgettable night for me and my friends. Eskerrik Asko Mimo San Sebastián!
brigettewerner (2017-09-06) , Australia
An amazing tour all around. A lot more food & drink than you would expect. Each one is different as they choose different places and they have many tours going on each night. Great people and gives you great ideas for future meals and pintxos to not miss! Highly recommend.
Anita R. (2017-09-06) , Australia
We had a lunch tour with Arantxa and it was the absolute best we had during our two week trip (we went on five tours in different cities). She was very informative about San Sebastián's history and all the places she took us to were amazing. She tailored the pinxtos based on our personal preferences and followed up with a detailed email with suggestions of where to go (this was incredibly helpful given the overabundance of pinxto bars in the city). All the pinxtos that she recommended were delicious and atypical. She was also incredibly nice - it really felt like we were touring with a friend in the city!
NYC_2008_FC (2017-09-02) , NEW YORK
San Sebastian has recently been ranked as one of the top food destinations in the world. It is a foodie paradise with so many food bars options to explore and try to your heart's content. The only way to describe what is Pixtnos is to say that it is bite size food masterpieces. It is not Tapas-I believe it is necessary to go on a tour and specifically this tour to experience the best food you will every had the opportunity to eat at a price point that is accessible to all. These food experts can laser focus the experience and choose the best of the best of over 120+ Pintxo Bars that are in this town. Lourdes Erquicia, is one of the top experts of this movement. She was on Anthony Bourdain's recent San Sebastian show sitting next to him on one of the segments that highlighted the special Men's Food Clubs. As the only woman chosen in the segment to be included in this all male club speaks volumes on who she is and how recognized and admired her food credibility is. Her expertise and command on navigating these overflowing bars with 4 people deep in each bar was amazing. She slid in each bar with us and secured hard to get seating for our family of 4. Literally, the waves of people opened up and she had direct access to the staff of the bar where she gave them our order. Her recommendations of what to eat was beyond amazing. We ate the most divine and memorable food that you can imagined. We pride ourselves as being a foodie family- our trips are planned around which Michelin Star restaurant or obscure food joint we recently read about. This is foodie heaven...and Lourdes helped make this experience one we will never forget!
CT_Traveler004 (2017-09-02) , Connecticut
This food and wine tour is a must. In the words of Nike, just do it. Yes, I know it is a bit more expensive than the other similar tours in San Sebastian, but wow, is it worth the extra coin - yes, yes, yes. We were taken - manoeuvred actually as the crowds in the old town pintxo area were over-whelming - to so many bars that we lost count. There ended up being so much food and wine on offer that in the end the previously gleaned plates were left with delicate morsels still uneaten. My suggestion is do yourself a favour and take this tour on the first night that you arrive, as the insights that you will get on day one will stand you in good stead for the rest of your stay.
RIckDonald1974 (2017-09-02) , U.S.
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