• Restaurants

    Peruvian cuisine at Ekeko

    Ekeko was at first a project of our coolest bakery in town The Loaf, but nowadays has a couple of restaurants, one on the pedestrian street of Reyes Católicos and the other one in the Old Town at Enbeltran st.. It could be summarized as something good, nice and… quite cheap. Everything with an aesthetic appearance and made with care. If possible, apart of nice flavours, we appreciate fun dishes as well. Quite cheap, being something halfway between street food and a menu. Between their distinctives, the causa limeña -a cold and colourful sort of potato salad with chili, lime and guacamole- their croquetas de ají de gallina (hem), their…

  • Bars

    Convent Garden’s El Patio: a terrace in the city center

    Convent Garden is a multispace with a restaurant, a hostel, a roof terrace, a crypt and the patio. Today we’ll speak about its inner courtyard called Patio. Opened about four years ago, we loved from the beginning just for the naming, a reference to the classic London area but also to its past as a convent of nuns -still remains a certain… pious feeling- until the last decade. Perfect for a drink after the workday or before dinner as a meeting point. Particularly suitable for summer but thanks to its stoves and awnings we can also have terrace days during the rest of the year. Closing hours at 10pm on weekdays and at 11pm on the weekend. Designed as…

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    LABe open its doors at Tabakalera

    Espacio LABe

    What does the future taste like? Last Monday LABe -partnered and managed by the Basque Culinary Center– started its activity in the top roof of the Tabakalera Center. LABe is probably a suitable word game resulting from labe -oven in basque- and lab. As they say, is much more than just an experimental restaurant, but a coworking space and a place where determine -we don’t know yet all the details- the gastronomy of the future in digital terms. So far we can visit the restaurant at lunch hour and ask for plate of the day from Monday to Friday or the daily menu for € 18 during the whole week.…

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    Mimo Bar at San Martin Market

    Mimo is a company who offers products around gastronomy, either offering cooking courses or arranging typical basque outings to sidrerías (cider factories and restaurants), pintxo-tours, etc. Ironically, its founder is not Basque but English, so all of this is mainly oriented for the English-speaking public. His latest bet, so far in the testing phase is a pop up bar on the street floor of the San Martin Market, adopting the model of other food markets – San Miguel in Madrid, La Boquería in Barcelona or Borough Market in London – in other words, classic markets refurbished and now offering Gourmet and seasonal products. The menu varies weekly, sometimes even daily, always depending on the products available in…

  • Bars,  Restaurants

    Nice pintxos in the city center at Zazpi bar

    Terraza Zazpi Donosti

    The Zazpi bar is well located in the pedestrian San Marcial street. It’s a bar daily frequented by workers from the sorrounding area and, lately, also by people scaping from the massified Parte Vieja. Its interior may seem not very glamorous, but don’t trust in appearances, this bar has a fabulous kitchen which worths to be visited. The offer in pintxos is… pure luxury, haute cuisine in a small size format. The staff also seems to be motivated and has knowledge about the product list or possible recommendations about wines. In short, it’s a place where invest wisely the budget when going out on a pintxos tour. Friendly prices in the…