San Jeronimo Kalea 19
20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa

After La Cuchara it was hard to stuff more food into our stomachs, but with our limited time in San Sebastian I was determined to try as much food as I could.  After all that heavy and filling protein dishes at La Cuchara, I was interested in lighter fare.  Not only am I not a fan of bar hopping, I am also not a fan of crowds.  I don’t know how the servers keep anything straight from who ordered what to who paid for what.  I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if people accidentally ate or drank other people’s food and drink.  It is just that hectic and crowded.  Oddly enough, nobody, except maybe our particular server, seemed stressed about it.

Ensalada de Tomate
For 11.50 euros, this was quite a pricey plate of tomatoes.  They were, to my delight, sweet and tangy.  They were simply dressed with salt and olive oil.  They weren’t the best tomatoes of my life, but they really hit the spot helping offset the heaviness of La Cuchara’s fare.DSC05410

Croqueta de Jamón
I didn’t intend on trying these, but as we waited for our other items, they just seemed too mouthwatering to pass up.  The croissants were just freshly baked and the Iberico ham was being sliced right before our eyes.  They were seriously so good and I could have eaten 5 of them.DSC05415

Surtido de Setas
This was one of their signature items.  Who know mushrooms could be so special and pack so much unique flavor?  We enjoyed foraging through the plate and tasting the variety of roasted mushrooms.  The runny egg yolk added another layer of lusciousness to the plate.DSC05416

These 3 dishes only scratched the surface of what Ganbara had to offer.  I’m certain that if I tried any of their other dishes, I would have been plenty satisfied.  The place was packed with locals and tourists alike, so certainly they are doing something right here.


10 – You NEED to eat here
9 – Awesome
8 – Very good
7 – Good
6 – OK
5 – Average
4 – Not bad
3 – Not good
2 – Terrible
1 – Do NOT eat here


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