In the province of Gipuzkoa we find Zestoa, a famous town that peaked in the first half of the 20th century thanks to its popular spa. In the realm of gastronomy, the town’s selection of restaurants is limited but rich in the traditional dishes of inland Basque Country. Therefore, veal, lamb, and pork products are very typical when it comes to eating in Zestoa.
The town’s gardens also provide its kitchens with all kinds of fruits and vegetables, which are important for the preparation of traditional dishes like porrusalda (leek soup) and vegetable stews. Due to Zestoa’s proximity to the sea, you’ll be able to find dishes showcasing fish and shellfish like cuttlefish, crab, monkfish, turbot, and codfish, all of which are common products when it comes to eating in Zestoa and can be served in different styles.
Products that you can try in Zestoa include Idiazabal cheese, very popular in the entire province, and artisanal honey made in local cottages. To accompany these products, you can try a glass of Txakoli de Getaria (white wine) or a bottle of handcrafted cider. As in any true Gipuzkoan town, you can’t forget about pinchos, which can be easily found in many of the town’s establishments and which are noteworthy here for their quality as well as their variety. A visit to Ekain Cave can be the perfect occasion to discover all that there is to eat in Zestoa.