Pintxo San Sebastian, Spain | and the best thursday tradition – Pintxo Pote

Pintxo San Sebastian | Pintxo pote – The best Thursday-tradition

First of all, the locals love Pintxo pote San Sebastian. It is a delicacy which comes in many variations. However, they love Pintxo Pote even more

Here’s why:

It is a Thursday-tradition for all the exchange students to go to Pintxo pote in Donostia/San Sebastian. As well as the locals, of course! I am a huge fan of this concept as it involves three of my favorite things: food, wine and friends!

And the best thing?

It comes with a REALLY affordable price that you just can’t say no to.

But what is Pintxo-pote exactly? 

On Thursday night most of the Pintxo-bars around the city have an offer going on, where you can get a Pintxo and a beer or a glass of wine for around 2 €. So what you do is, that you hop from pintxo-bar to pintxo-bar and try different pintxos in every place. It is so much fun!

A friend of mine told me that this concept started during the economic recession, as the Spaniards no longer could afford to go out as much. Therefore all the bars made pintxo-pote as a marketing stunt to make going out affordable to everyone. I think this is quite brilliant and it definitely seems to be working as the streets are full of people eating pintxos every Thursday night.

Tip: Some of the bars also have the offer on other days too, you can se where in the app “Pintxopote”, which is only available for Android-phones.


Our pintxo pote in Donostia this Thursday went to the following bars:

The cozy Zinema Corner


Zinema Corner has been our place to start Pintxo pote since the first week we were here in San Sebastian and it is still a tradition to go here as the first place. They always have really nice and fresh pintxos and you try your pintxo with a glass of blue wine.

Restaurante Ama-Lur Jatetxea with great Pintxos!


This was the second place we went to and it was the first time I was here (it definitely won’t be the last). The restaurant seemed very authentic and there were a lot of locals in the bar, but also outside enjoying their pintxo in the street. The pintxo was really tasty and quite big compared to the pintxos in other places. I tried pintxo with chorizo and their paella. Both were great!

La guinda deli and coffee


The last pintxo-place we went to were La guinda deli and coffee. This place serves the best mini-hamburgers! The street where this place is located is always super crowded on thursday nights due to all the nice pintxo-bars in the area. During the day this place serves different types of cakes and coffee, which are also great!


If you are looking for more inspiration on what to do in Donostia/San Sebastian, check out what I have been doing my first two months here.

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