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Lobo bars are one of the most popular places in San Sebastian. Located on some of the most crowded streets of the city, they attract both locals who come here for their favorite Basque dishes and Galician beer, as well as tourists who appreciate the combination of price and quality and want to dive into the atmosphere of the bar, where there are not only tourists but also dwellers. In addition, the kitchen in Lobo is open all day, so in contrast to the traditional bars/restaurants of the city, you will be fed here at any time. In the morning, Lobo bars offer compact and mouth-watering breakfasts such as a toast or a Spanish biscuit with coffee and a dish of the day with a dessert and a drink at lunch. The rest of the day you can choose a full or a half portion from the menu. Here you will find a signature tartar of red tuna or salmon with shrimps, juicy burgers from selected meat, famous jamon, and even a s stewed oxtail. At the bar, elegant pinchos are always waiting for you. On the other hand, you can go to Lobo and just drink a glass of wine or order cocktails, which are prepared with lots of love here!
Address: Peña y Goñi, 6
mimo pop-up bar
A new unusual bar opened up atthe San Martin grocery market in the very center of San Sebastián. While walking by the market’s stands with delicacies, colorful fruits and vegetables from local farms and beautiful flowers - stop for a bite to eat at the stylish Mimo bar. There you can try famous Basque snacks in the original Mimo’s recreation, while discussing shopping and watching the local crowd. Mimo’s chef Mateus Mendez, of French and Brazilian origin, cooks local dishes in his interpretation: Basque fish soup, but with a taste of red curry or a delicious freshly caught hake yet cooked in banana leaves. Hurry to visit this unique bar as it will only be open until the end of September.
Address: Urbieta Kalea, 9
Mercado San Martín
If you came to San Sebastian to see how the Basques live, what bars they go to, what dishes they prefer, then this place is for you. La Cepa is a classic Basque bar-restaurant with a traditional menu. At the entrance you will see a long bar lined with the famous pintxos and cured pork legs hanging from the ceiling. This world-famous jamon will be cut right in front of you, so that you can taste this delicacy. It is for the jamon and other Iberian charcuterie La Cepa is famous. However, their classic seasonal dishes are just as good: green pappers Guindias from the surrounding fields, stewed white mushrooms from the forests of Navarra and, of course, the freshest fish and seafood straight from the ocean. La Cepa also offers options for people with nutritional restrictions: at your request, the chef can prepare any dish from the restaurant or bar menu taking into account the peculiarities of your diet.
Address: 31 de Agosto, 7