For hearty dining and a certain amount of carousing and splashing around in hard cider, make this short excursion southeast of San Sebastián to the town of Astigarraga. Gigantic wooden barrels line the walls, and sidra al txotx (cider drawn straight from the barrel) is classically accompanied by cider-house specialties such as tortilla de bacalao (cod), txuleta de buey (beef chop), the smoky local sheep's-milk cheese from the town of Idiazabal, and, for dessert, walnuts and membrillo (quince jelly). You can also buy cider in bulk, and take a tour of the factory.
Ctra. San Sebastián–Hernani, Km 7, Astigarraga, San Sebastián, 20115, Spain