San Sebastian (or Donostia in Basque) is one of my favorite cities in Basque Country. With its warmer weather, streets upon streets of shopping, great beaches filled with surfers year-round, and endless tapas bars, it’s hard to not fall in love with the city.
When I was a little girl, I visited San Sebastian many times with my parents. I remember my dad took us to this one tapas bar that he said his grandfather took him to all the time when he was a kid. While I didn’t know the name of the bar, I was determined to find it and continue this little tradition.
Who knew how quickly we would just stumble upon it! We weren’t in San Sebastian for even a full hour (and I hadn’t even really started searching for it) when we just walked right by it and I immediately knew that it was the right one.
Bar Gorriti serves up an impressive number of traditional tapas for such a tiny space (although it seemed so much larger when I was younger). A few tapas here was such a perfect way to kick-off our time in San Sebastian – a way to honor the great memories I have from all those summer vacations as a kid while creating new memories as an adult.