The Michelin stars
Pedro Subijana’s Akelaŕe on Mount Igueldo, one of our personal favorites, Andoni’s Mugaritz in Errenteria, the most cerebral and cutting-edge, Restaurant Martín Berasategui in Lasarte, Hilario Arbelaitz’s Zuberoa in Oiartzun, by far the most traditional of the Michelin stars, are all located in the suburbs, while the Txapategi brothers, Mikel, Kepa and Gorka’s Restaurant Alameda is in Hondarribia and Aitor Arregui’s Elkano is in Getaria. All are a taxi ride away from the center of the city, but worth the experience. Juan Mari’s acclaimed Restaurant Arzak is a convenient 15-minute walk from the Hotel Villa Soro, or a 10-minute taxi ride from the Hotel Maria Cristina.
The other top Michelin star destinations in Donostia are Dani López’s Restaurante Kokotxa in the old quarter, the Parte Vieja, 3rd generation chef Rubén Trincado’s Mirador de Ulia, with the best views of the city, and the new addition in 2017, Paulo Airaudo’s Amelia, in the Romantica district.
If you plan on dining at any of the top Michelin stars, expect a final check of at least 200€ per person, plus tax and wine. Tasting menus range from 60€ to 260€, or more.
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