Fodor's Expert Review Arzak

$$$$ San Sebastian Basque Fodor's Choice

One of the world's great culinary meccas, award-winning Arzak embodies the prestige, novelty, and science-driven creativity of the Basque culinary zeitgeist. The restaurant and its high-tech food lab—both helmed by founder Juan Mari Arzak's daughter Elena these days—are situated in the family's 19th-century home on the outskirts of San Sebastián. The ever-changing dishes (€225 for four courses or €255 for the tasting menu) are downright thrilling for their eye-popping presentations, unexpected flavor combinations, and rare ingredients. The best seats in the house are in the newly renovated upstairs dining room.

Basque Service Sophisticated Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice Romantic

Quick Facts

Av. Alcalde Jose Elosegui 273
San Sebastián, Basque Country  20015, Spain


Known For:
  • Scintillating yet unpretentious culinary experience
  • Old-school hospitality
  • Fresh flavors and striking plating
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon., June 15–July 2, and 3 wks in early Nov., Reservations essential

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