Location: Calle Mayor, 18, 20013 San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Date: June 19 & 23, 2016
Cuisine: Spanish Tapas
Rating: The best traditional tapas we had in San Seb
San Sebastian is packed with tapas & pintxos bars, but the quality varies wildly from okay to awesome. We had the most success using recommendations from Foodie friends who had visited in previous years, even though a good percentage of the top bars were “mysteriously” closed for vacation.
Overall, the group consensus was that Atari was the best “straight up regular” restaurant we went in the San Sebastian area. The dishes actually tasted better than most of the modern tapas. We weren’t comparing to the Michelin level restaurants, as it’s a totally different thing, although it was tastier than Mugaritz. haha. More on that later.
Basically the dishes are contemporary traditional, but the execution is superlative. Tons of flavor. Good ingredients. All that.