Where To Find The Best Spanish Tortilla In San Sebastian, Spain

Bar Zabaleta Tortilla San Sebastian | www.rtwgirl.com

Have you ever had Spanish tortilla before? 

Lately, I have been fondly remembering different places that I ate and frequented on my round the world trip. One of my favorite breakfasts while I was in Spain, was the “tortilla”. It is probably not the flatbread you are thinking that is common in Mexican food. A Spanish tortilla is an omelet with potato.


Every morning while I was staying in San Sebastian in the north of Spain, I ate one or even two. I would eat my tortilla with a cafe con leche from Bar Zabaleta, a bar across the street from my accommodations. I am not a Spanish pintxos expert but something about Zabaleta’s tortilla made it the best. I had eaten them at almost all the pintxo bars in San Sebastian. I can’t share the owner’s secret (my friend ended working for him for a bit) but his method gives it a more creamy texture, flavorful taste, and rich coloring. Just looking at this photo makes me crave that tasty little slice. If you are planning a trip to San Sebastian, try one. I know that you will agree with me!

Bar Zabaleta

Zabaleta Kalea 51
Donostia-San Sebastián
Spain (a block behind Zurriola beach)


Round The World Girl is a blog by Arnette, a solo female traveler, lover of adventure, coffee, tropical islands, and unforgettable meals. She shares a retrospective of her 19 month, 19 country round the world trip, adventures both near and far, destination guides, helpful tips and tricks for travel, as well as tips and reviews of her favorite things.

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