4 Aug 2020

Back! Tapas Bar & Restaurant

This was a covid time visit to Back! where David Olivas and Fabián Villar, chef and sommelier, respectively, are the creators of Back! A colourful and modern restaurant, with a focus on traditional and updated Andalucían cuisine.

Although it does state, that this is a tapas bar and restaurant, it is probably more of a restaurant.

The menu caters for tapas, sharing plates, set menus and new inventive culinary creations.

On this occasion, we had the Menu, Grand Back 2020 (9 steps for €55)

Artisan brown bread, fermented for 24 hours and white bread fermented for 12 hours.

Finger food

Eggs fro...

5 Jul 2020

It is not easy to have tapas bar crawl in Marbella. At least, not in the strict sense of the term, as the bars are not very close together. So we were pleasantly surprised with our evening  stroll in mid-January.

The geography of the town is quite peculier, without a clearly defined old town or centre, which means, there can be a bit of walking between bars. There are various styles here, including tapas and pintxos, markets and seafood cuisine, from traditional small wineries, to flash, gaudy looking, new designer gastro bars.

Please note, it is always best to try and avoid the franchises, which are ruining...

7 Feb 2020


Our initial reason for going on this trip was to see the almond blossom but unfortunately, we were a little too early, so we spent our time in and around the town. Plasencia, which is a walled market city in the province of Cáceres in Extremadura, has a population of around 40,000.

Situated on the bank of the Jerte River, Plasencia has an historic quarter that is a consequence of the city's strategic location along the Silver Route, or Ruta de la Plata, guarding the entrance to the Jerte valley.

Since the 15th century, the noblemen of the region began to move to Plasencia, defini...

9 Oct 2019

A recent evening tapas tour in the stunning, sunny, city of Sevilla with Shawn Hennessey of Sevilla Tapas.

After meeting Shawn in the Plaza Nueva by the Hotel Inglaterrra, we headed off to our first stop at Bodeguita Romero.

Bodeguita Romero
Calle Harinas, 10, 41001 Sevilla
+34 954 229 556


If you want the very best pringá montaditos (a small toasted bun filled with scrumptious pork, chorizo and blood sausage) in town, This is the place to come to.

We also had their famous papas aliñadas (marinated potatoes)

Amazing carrilla de Ibérico (slow-cooked pig’s cheeks)

Jamón Ibérico

This bar has a great...

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