ANDALUCÍA - SEVILLA - TAPAS TOUR 2 - 2023
We returned to Sevilla for the first time since 2019, after many false alarms over the past couple of years, due to covid, canceled flights, etc. This was to be our second tapas tour with our friend, Shawn Hennessey of Sevilla Tapas.
You can see our 2019 tapas tour HERE all the bars are still valid.
This time we headed for the down-to-earth Tirana district of Sevilla, which is anchored by the Mercado de Triana, a lively market hall near the arched Puente de Isabel II bridge. There are many restaurants and bars here, plus venues presenting live flamenco music. Shops selling ceramics cluster around the Centro de la Cerámica Triana, a museum about the craft, which is worth a visit, if interested, like our obsessed friend Richie. Our first stop, once crossing the Puente de Isabel II bridge was,
MERCADO DE TRIANA Calle de San Jorge 6, 41010 Sevilla
This is a bustling, lively market with food stalls situated by the Alfonso XIII canal.
You with find small eateries serving salmorejo soup, croquettes, and other tapas
We stopped at, JAMONERÍA JOSÉ LUIS ROMERO Floor 1 · Mercado de Triana
We started with their fabulous Cinco Jotas Jamón Ibérica de Bellota with a glass of Hidalgo La Gitana Manzanilla dry sherry, which is on tap and goes with the Jamón very well.
We also had a cheese selection.
On leaving the market,
We headed to,
LAS GOLONDRINAS PAGÉS DEL CORRO Calle Pagés del Corro 76, 41010 Sevilla
This is a family-run bar since the 60s, funny, noisy, fast, good, and cheap. Try the champiñones (very garlicky mushrooms).
Punta de solomillo
Rabanillas (wonderful big radishes).
and the Caballito (a bit decadent, very salty fried Jamón on bread). very Spanish Sevillano.
All washed down with some wine.
After having our fill here, we head, on a slightly longer walk to, CASA RUPERTO Avenida de Santa Cecilia 2, 41010 Sevilla
You will find this a genuinely nice old-school place, serving, an authentic range of delicious, no-frills, perfectly cooked tapas.
We seriously loved their codorniz frita.
and the homemade pringá (normally containing pork, chorizo, and black pudding).
Our last stop was at ALFARERÍA 21 CASA MONTALVÁN Calle Alfarería 21, 41010 Sevilla
This newer place is around the corner from Las Golondrinas and is run by the same family.
There is a nice rooftop in this gorgeous building that was once an old tile factory.
The are many nooks and crannies around the vast building showcasing artifacts from the past.
Its beautiful interior has a clean modern design with traditional azulejo tiles all around, fusing in the old with the new.
They serve quality traditional tapas with a modern twist.
we had langostinos (deep-fried).
Buñuelos Plato (deep-fried cod balls).
There is a garden area out the back.
This was our final stop and we made our way back over the bridge to Sevilla Centro.
If you are planning a trip to Sevilla and want to learn about the food, sherry, and history of the place you should do no more than take one of Shawn's tapas tours. I believe they range from 2 to 6 people and can be organised around any special requirements you may have. Shawn Hennessey Queen of Tapas, Sherry Educator, Sevillana since 1993, creator of unique and delicious food and wine experiences. Instagram: SevillaTapas Twitter: SevillaTapas Facebook: Sevilla Tapas Website: Azahar Seville & Sevilla Tapas
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