Top Four Bars for Food Lovers

Donostia, Spain

Experience hosted by Valerik

2.5 hours, Hosted in English and Spanish

What you'll do

In between the Kursaal Palace and the Mount Ulia it extends Gros, a cosmopolitan, dynamic neighbourhood that looks out over the Cantabric sea through Zurriola Beach and which has become one of the liveliest districts in town thanks to its many pintxos bars, terraces and charming shops. Being a food lover myself and after quite time observing u guys “the tourists” walking around trying to find a propper place to eat, getting all the pintxos at once (OMG!) missing the good stuff! I had it clear i wanted to start this foodie adventure to share my particular view giving u the chance to live a refreshing immersive experience to discover new tastes and approach to the people, the place and the culture that we so proudly keep alive. For a couple of hours you’ll eat like an authentic basque! An unique gastronomic stroll on smells, tastes, textures and anecdotes to LIVE the Basque Culture, eat and drink the best pintxos and wines that only an insider can show you ;) We will have a blast!
Did you know Donosti is the city with more Michelin Stars in Europe? It's not surprising then to find a large number of pintxos bars spread around town. You could easily pass by leaving the real gastronomic treasures out. I’m sure you don’t want to miss all that, do you? See you soon!

When booking please:
Let me know about any dietary restrictions.
Vegetarians & Non drinkers welcome!
In between the Kursaal Palace and the Mount Ulia it extends Gros, a cosmopolitan, dynamic neighbourhood that looks out over the Cantabric sea through Zurriola Beach and which has become one of the liveliest districts in town thanks to its many pintxos bars, terraces and charming shops. Being a food lover myself and after quite time observing u guys “the tourists” walking around trying to find a propper place to eat, getting all the pintxos at onc…

What's included

  • Food
    best pintxo of each eatery
  • Drinks
    Typical wines, cider, beer, vermouth. Water always available.

Meet your host, Valerik

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 11 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello!
I'm Val, designer by profession, traveler by soul and wine&foodie lover by passion and whim ;)
As a real food enjoyer I like to be in the vanguard and seek out the best food & beverage scene everywhere i go. I'm happy to share this passion with you and show you the authentic Donosti, giving you the insider's point of view, you'll have the chance to LIVE the Basque Culture like one of us. You won't pass here just like any-other tourist!

For many years i worked in Hospitality, including running my own bar. After, managed a small Hotel Boutique and stared to get involved with tourism. This experience allowed me to operate as Quality Manager for a couple of resto-bars. For the past 5 years I've been leading Gastro-Cultural Tours in town. Later i begun to collaborate with Interior Designe projects - which i love too!
Hello!
I'm Val, designer by profession, traveler by soul and wine&foodie lover by passion and whim ;)
As a real food enjoyer I like to be in the vanguard and seek out the best food & beverage scene everywhere i go. I'm happy to share this passion with you and show you the authentic Donosti, giving you the insider's point of view, you'll have the chance to LIVE the Basque Culture like one of us. You won't pass here just like any-other tourist!

For many years i worked in Ho…
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Where you'll be

This is a gastro cultural tour, so for a couple of hours you'll venture in an immersive encounter to stroll around Gros district where we'll stop by in four of the most emblematic spots in the area merging our walk with degustation of the "matchless" pintxos and beverages of the chosen eateries, some historical taverns we've been enjoying for generations and the newest gourmet bars of my neighbourhood.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Kenny
October 2021
We had an amazing time with Val in San Sebastián. Not only is she knowledgeable but she’s also very funny and entertaining. She can tailor this experience to your food needs/preferences and I highly recommend booking this for an authentic pintxos tour. I think Val’s tour of Gros will only become more valuable with time as Old Town becomes more and more generic touristy (don’t get me wrong the classic pintxos places are still there).
Corinne
October 2021
Do yourself a favor and book this experience. We booked the night time tour in Gros - to get a little out of Old Town - and I’m so glad we did! The food was delicious and Val is an utterly amazing host! The tour is well thought out and Val takes all tastes and preferences into consideration. We had such an terrific time. Not only was the food great - but the company was world class. Val is hilarious, friendly, and welcoming. I will remember this for the rest of my life!
Alec
July 2021
Val has so many unique spots up her sleeve (we ended up going to a few extra) and they all felt uniquely Spanish. The food was all fantastic and the experience felt like an authentic local experience. Val even showed us a great dessert spot once the tour was over.
Patricia
July 2021
My boyfriend and I had a great time with Val! We went to a mix of different places and all the food was delicious—probably not things we would have thought to order ourselves. We were down to try anything so it was a fun food adventure with Val as our guide ;) We had a great time getting to know each other as we ate and drank and really couldn’t have asked for a better night. Gracias por todo ❤️
Moe
April 2021
Valerik is an amazing host and went above & beyond to show me the great spots to eat amazing food in the area. She’s also accommodating in working with some of my dietary restrictions, which I really appreciated. Would 100% book again when I’m back in San Sebastián. Had a great time, thank you again! :)
Gerbert
August 2019
I really enjoyed the pintxos tour through Gros with Val! Sure, you will find pintxos everywhere. But will you then get the best quality? Will you order drinks you haven’t even heard of? Will you hear more about the history and further background of what you’re eating and drinking? Will you end up having drinks and conversations in a bar with only locals? Will you get a great recommendation + directions for a beautiful hike the next day? Don’t think so! This was not just a tour, this was having an evening with a (new) friend. Thanks, Val, for the great experience!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

A face mask