This family-run San Sebastián restaurant has living legend of Basque cuisine Juan Mari Arzak at the helm, alongside daughter Elena Arzak Espina, the World’s Best Female Chef in 2012.
It is located in a residential area on one of the hills overlooking San Sebastian, a short drive from the town centre. Arzak was awarded a third Michelin star in 1989, which it has kept continuously. There are two dining rooms, one on the ground floor and one upstairs, seating a total of 55 diners at any one time.
Cutting-edge Basque - marvels culmination in dishes featuring local hake, line-caught calamari or beef from the region, as well as a delicious array of aromas from across the world, including tamarind, hibiscus, rhubarb, mango skin, coconut, roasted chocolate and liquorice powder.
Juan Mari was one of the founders of new Basque cuisine in 1977: creativity and techno-cuisine as a revolutionary way of inviting the region to take pride of place on the plate. His daughter Elena accompanies him on this gourmet adventure, adding her sensitivity and rigour to the untameable spirit and creativity of Juan Mari.
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