In Spain, there’s a distinct food culture. Within Spain, there are different places that also have their own distinct food cultures.
San Sebastián, Spain, is among these distinct gastronomical cultures. In San Sebastián, all of the bars are constantly packed–with people and with pintxos. Pintxo is the Basque spelling of the word “pincho” which is is the same as “tapa” and is essentially just a little snack food that comes in all flavors and variations.
Naturally in my travels to San Sebastián, I partook in this food culture. There is even a verb that describes what I did (which was bounce from bar-to-bar and eat one or two pinchos and have a glass of wine at each): “ir de pinchos”.
It would be an understatement to say I “ate” the town.
I legitimately ate the whole town. Possibly I even ate it twice.
I certainly visited some pincho bars twice (or three or four or five times).
HONORABLE PINTXO MENTION:
- Carillera (Beef Cheek)
- Queso de Cabra Tostada (Toasted Goat Cheese)
- Pimiento Relleno con Bacalao (Stuffed Pepper with Salted Cod)
- Brocheta de Gambas (Shrimp Skewer)
Here are some of the pictures I managed to capture. Many were not captured because I simply could not wait to snap a picture before consuming. Either that or the wine got to my head and I forgot. But regardless…here we go.
I will do my best to remember what they all were…