Pintxos & Tapas
A twenty five minute drive away, San Sebastian is the epicentre of the Pintxos (Tapas), and is one of the top 10 eating experiences in the world. The old town in San Sebastian is packed with hundreds of small pintxos bars where you can eat tortillas, baby squid, delicious black pudding toasts, and an outrageous range of these little delicacies, accompanied by local ciders, sherry, or for something a bit different, a glass of sparkling Txakoli.
Highlights include Bar Nestor near the fruit market (cote de boeuf and amazing tomatoes), and Alcalde near the church (Ham, ham, ham, and an ARRAY of pintxos).
The pintxos influence however, is seen throughout the Basque country including in Biarritz, where the best to be found are in Bar Jean, in the Halles market zone.