Pintxo Tasting Tour : Off the Beaten Track (Dinner)
** One of our most popular experiences, ranked in the Top 10 Food Tours in the world by Trip Advisor **
Pintxos in San Sebastián go beyond the bars of the famous Old Town. If you enjoyed our original Pintxo Tasting Tour and are hungry for more, or if you are simply curious to know what lies beyond the borders of La Parte Vieja, our new Off the Beaten Track tour promises an amazing evening. Let our local expert guides take you to their favorite, lesser-known bar counters lined with both classic and avant-garde pintxos.
Our Off the Beaten Track Pintxo Tasting Tour winds its way through the more local neighborhoods of San Sebastián, for a night of eating and drinking unlike any you’ve ever experienced. You will try a variety of pintxos, crafted at the hands of chefs who are rising stars, from a few of the classics to dishes designed to showcase the best of the season. Come thirsty, too, as we’ll be pairing each pintxo with red wines, white wines, and Basque cider. Do a night out in San Sebastian like a local, led by our friendly and knowledgeable Basque guides.
Our pintxo tasting tour comes highly recommended by the world’s authorities on travel: Conde Nast Traveller, Easy Jet, Vogue, Financial Times and many others. Stylist Magazine says "There’s no better overview of the city’s food scene".
We like to keep our groups small. Generally, our pintxo tours have a maximum of 10 guests per experience.
Why are there 20 spaces?
Due to high demand on the date you selected, we have two separate guides taking guests around that night. Your group will be ten people or less.
What is the minimum age for this experience?
The minimum age is 12 years old.
How many bars will we go to?
The Pintxo Tasting Tour : Off the Beaten Track includes five (5) bars.
What’s included in the price?
All food and drinks and VAT are included. There is not anything extra you ever need to pay for. The experiences also include your expert Mimo bilingual guide/translator. More details of what is included in each tour are provided under each product on the website.
Do your guides speak clearly in English?
Yes, all guides speak fluent English with years of experience living in English speaking countries. Some guides are native English speakers and all have very high levels of proficiency, speaking many languages.
Where is the meeting point for your experiences?
Mimo Cooking School, Calle Okendo 1, San Sebastián, 20004.
When does the experience start and do I need to arrive early?
7pm. We strongly recommend guests arrive between 5 and 10 minutes beforehand.
Do you offer private tours?
Yes, we offer private tours. Contact us or see specific information on the website for further details.
Are experiences available in other languages?
All tours are run in English but private tours can be arranged in other languages.
I’m a vegetarian – is this going to be a problem?
No problem. We will ensure that while on your experience, you will have the best vegetarian alternatives. However, you must let us know at the time of booking so we can organise this for you.
I am allergic to certain foods – is this going to be a problem?
No problem. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know. We will ensure you will have the best alternatives.
I don’t drink alcohol, is there a discount?
If you do not drink alcohol, we cannot offer a discount but will make sure you have the best alternatives available with a wide range of excellent soft drinks and juices available.
What happens if the experience I booked does not reach the minimum number of guests required?
We require a minimum of 2 people for this experience. If we do not reach the minimum, we will contact you before the experience date to inform you that it may be cancelled, and will contact you again to confirm if we are finally running the experience. If not, we will provide you some other alternatives or the full refund of the amount paid.
What if the experience I would like to do is not available on a certain date?
Email or call us and we will do our best to open a new date in the calendar.
Is this experiences suitable for children?
In the Basque Country, children are very much a part of the dining scene and we welcome children on most of our experiences. However, we recommend that for children under 12 years old that you choose the lunchtime pintxo tasting tour (starting at 12.30) which is much better suited for children.
Just like any good Donostiarra, Mikel loves to eat well. He got the cooking bug when he would cook family recipes for his friends in his dining society. It never turned out like he wanted, so he decided to study cooking and learn why.
He studied in one of the best cooking schools in Spain, Luis Irizar, and has had the chance to put his studies into practice in the best kitchens of the area: Arzak, Kokotxa, Elkano, and Casa Camara. Mikel also loves to surf, which has taken him around the world in search of the best waves. Of course, he took advantage to try cuisine along the way.
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