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Calle Mateos Gago, 13, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
Found right in the historic centre of Beautiful Seville in the buzzy little Santa Cruz neighbourhood, apparently known as the tapas centre of Seville and literally just a stone’s throw from the stunning Cathedral and Giralda of Seville, so perfectly placed for easy access.
The restaurant is found in the beautiful orange tree lined gastronomic quarter in an attractive Modernist house that once belonged to a great famous bullfighter (Fuentes Bejarano) with simplistic interiors that are comfortable, the classic Sevillian dishes were a delight.
The tapas were plentiful, the prawn salad was fruity and fresh, with nice fluffy croquettes, patatas bravas topped in a light creamy sauce, roast pork over crispy hand cut fries that was delicious and a tortilla that was beautifully moist.
We also went for a tapas size seafood paella which was bursting with flavour and just enough to satisfy and their wide range of wines that accompanied the meal were more than sufficient.
Very nice traditional food, well done that you wouldn’t complain about.
Calle Sta. Teresa, 2, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
One of the oldest taverns right in the heart of Seville, apparently founded in 1870, this fabulously traditional neighbourhood restaurant is steeped with atmosphere, original paintings and beautiful hand painted mosaic tiles is found in the adorable lanes of the Santa Cruz area of the city and is a place that just keeps on giving and giving.
A great tapas menu with enormous choice, such as local hams hanging from the bar, salchichón ibérico (sausage), giant white beans, crunchy fresh salads (numerous choices) a wide selection of tasty cheeses, fresh squid, paella, meat balls, fried bacalao (salted cod) & freshly baked bread and plenty of beers & local wines to wash it all down.
You can even select the same dishes in either small, medium or large portions which is really handy and if you go small you can just wade through the menu trying everything until you are finally full, just wonderful.
Great helpful service, quick buzzy atmosphere and oodles of highly traditional charm. Not to be missed for the pure Sevillian experience.
Calle Alemanes, 27, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
It’s one of those places you just have to pop into when visiting Seville. Enjoy your cocktail with fantastic views and in chic surroundings but be warned, this is a five-star establishment, so expect top of the range prices! However, once you are up there the views are worth it and if you’re lucky, you may even get a small bowl of fancy nuts to accompany your expensive (but delicious) beverage!
The roof top terrace bar boats amazing views across the city and especially of adjacent 500-year-old stunning cathedral and there’s various levels you can choose to graze on whilst enjoying the experience,
If you fancy going the whole hog and splashing out, then there is a stylish (but again pricy) restaurant for dinner, where you wine and dine taking in those scenic views!
Oh! and there’s even a refreshing pool for those long, lazy, hazy summer days
Its glamorous, it’s trendy and its very expensive but if you like hanging out at the in place to be seen, then this is where it’s at!
Plaza de los Campos, 1, 18009 Granada, Spain
Wonderful hospitality from the word go that made us feel very welcome and just like we were visiting an old friends place!
With a fantastic twist on traditional Spanish Tapas, made to perfection and served up beautifully. Apparently famous in the region for its top quality meats and all prepared on site, with many delicious cuts to be had.
Our server was extremely helpful and ran through all of the cuts and preparation methodologies making it much easier to make our choice based on recommendations and all of the recommendations were AOK!
The menu offers a wide selection of both traditional and some more contemporary style dishes (it’s not just cured meats) and the design and interior layout of the restaurant section is beautifully thought out, comfortable with a stylish and modern feel.
There is also a charcuterie counter where you can see beautiful joints of traditional cured meats being prepared and sliced for guests and for takeaway (operated as a separate section of the restaurant that you walk in through on route to the lovely restaurant section) and all overlooking the beautiful tree lined and quiet plaza and a welcomed retreat away from the busy hustle & bustle of the main city.
A lovely local restaurant offering quality specialities.
Local 23-25, 29660 Puerto Banús, Málaga, Spain
A light, bright and lively American style BBQ restaurant right on the main drag of the chic hang out that is Puerto Banus.
With a modern, stylish, rustic vibe, that’s different from many of the other restaurants on the front here, it seems more modern, young and fun, rather than the numerous traditional style restaurants that line the front
Bringing a welcomed breathe of fresh air to Puerto Banus reasturant scene, Jacks Smokehouse offers contemporary custom designed furnishing, funky style and offers dishes reminiscent of a true Manhattan Island experience
Take your pick from the various authentic burgers, sticky ribs, and delicious calamari whilst taking in that wonderful sun drenched waterfront marina views.
For its location, prices that are surprisingly good! The staff were fun and chatty, the location is great and the food was what you might expect from a BBQ joint, all in all it did the trick and didn’t break the bank, we left happy and full
Oh! & if you like to face outwards and people watch then you’re sorted here!