photo credit: Markel Redondo
If there were an MVP of pintxo bars in San Sebastián, it’d be Antonio Bar. This three-table spot in the Centro shopping district has everything you want in a pintxo spot: a perfect Spanish omelet, a chalkboard menu of hot dishes, and a bar of cured seafood and mayo-y salads. Antonio stays pleasantly busy at all hours, with locals passing through for a quick coffee or a pintxo before lunch or dinner, but the best time to visit is around 12:30 or 1pm for a slice of the 28-egg tortilla de patatas, which is one of the city’s best. Don’t miss the oxtail ravioli and order a plate of whatever fresh produce you see displayed on the bar, whether it's slim green guindilla peppers or dirt-flecked porcinis.