The theatre of the pintxos bars are tremendous fun and a character building experience. You have to be prepared to push your way to the front and shout your order to the waiter. But once you have your spoils, throwing your muscle shells on the floor and sipping a delicious wine amongst the locals you feel a genuine sense of achievement.
Goiz Argi – Octopus
Being on the coast you expect some pretty good seafood and it did not fail to deliver. Generous portions of fried octopus kebabs marinated in garlic oil.
Ni Neu – 3 Course Taster Menu
This was a welcomed changed from eating standing up. A relaxed atmosphere you can take your time over three delicious courses.
La Vina – Best Cheesecake
A favourite with the locals. The texture is nothing like the cheesecake we have here. Thick, smooth and luxurious.
Atari Gastroteka – Calamari and Tomato Salad
Each pintxos bar offers a tomato salad, all prepared the same way, sea salt and extra virgin oil. A mix of colours the tomatoes are so juicy and ripe, a lovely salad to have with lightly battered calamari.
Bar Nestor – Best Galician Steak
Always a queue, the staff are very strict that all the diners have enough elbow room when standing at the bar and so they should be as this is a serious bit of beef. Your chosen rib comes out sizzling on a hot plate, sprinkled in crunchy sea salt and lumps of fat for flavour. All of this with a couple of glasses of red wine all for around 50 euros.