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ANDALUCÍA - SEVILLA - A VISIT TO A FEW TRADITIONAL TAPAS BARS IN THE TRIANA DISTRICT

8th March 2021

Hotel Alfonso XIII

Hotel Alfonso XIII

On leaving our hotel, the fabulous Alfonso XIII, we crossed the Canal de Alfonso XIII via the Puente de San Telmo to the Triana district, to visit a few of the traditional tapas bars in this area.

The first bar we came across, was,


BAR SALOMÓN REY DE LOS PINCHITOS

López de Gomara 11, 41010 Sevilla

+34 954 33 35 21

If you are one of the few people who have never tried a pincho Moreno (spiced pork skewers)

or papas bravas

and you happen to be in Sevilla, please do yourself a favour and try them here, at the King of skewers.

The place has not changed for over 20 years. Even if you've tried papas bravas elsewhere, give them a try here, and you will realise you were trying something else before, and that this, is surely, the real thing.


On leaving Bar Salomón Rey de Los Pinchitos, we received a couple of recommendations from our friend Shawn at @sevilaTapas so, taking her advice, we then went to,

CASA RUPERTO

Avenida de Santa Cecilia 2, 41010 Sevilla

+34 954 08 66 94

A genuinely nice, old school place. The food is prepared with care and the service is great and straight forward. This restaurant is an authentic experience of delicious, no frills, perfectly cooked tapas. We seriously loved their codorniz frita (deep-fried quail)

Also, please try their homemade pringá (roast beef or pork, cured sausages such as chorizo and morcilla, slow-cooked, served with pieces of crusty bread), caracoles (snails) y el lomo (pork loin) especial.

Just around the corner is,

LAS GOLONDRINAS

Calle Pagés del Corro 76, 41010 Sevilla

+34 954 33 82 35

www.barlasgolondrinas.com

Managed by Paco Arcas and his children, this family bar has been here since the 1960s and is funny, noisy, fast, good, and cheap. Try the champiñones (mushrooms), punta de solomillo (grilled sirloin steak), and their famous rábanos (radishes)

Also, the caballlito (a bit decadent, very salty fried Jamón on bread) is recommended.

The bar is a very cosy place with its tiled walls (Triana ceramics) and very Sevillano!!

A few other bars to try in the area are,


ALFARERÍA 21 CASA MONTALVÁN

Calle Alfarería 21, 41010 Sevilla

+34 955 83 48 75

This newer place just around the corner from Las Golondrinas, is run by the same family. It has a nice rooftop terrace in a gorgeous building that was once an old tile factory.

The interior is a beautiful, clean, modern design, with traditional azulejo tiles all around, fusing the old with the new. They serve good quality traditional tapas with a modern twist. The restaurant is also connected to an excellent little hotel.

BAR AMARRA TAPAS

Calle Trabajo, 6, 41010 Sevilla

+34 955 22 73 60

Superb place if you want good fresh fish. The tortilla de Camerones (deep fried shrimp omelettes) possibly one of the best you can find, are a stand out. From the rest of the fish, I would recommend the sole, the coquinas and the chocos which are all exquisite as they start from an exceptional raw material.

PURATASCA

Calle Numancia 5, 41010 Seville, Spain

+34 954 33 16 21

www.puratasca.com

This place feels like the best tapas bar in the neighbourhood, it could be! There are tables outside but the locals tend to eat inside. Tapas to try include, salmon tartare, caballa shimesaba (a beautiful sharp and fragrant mackerel dish), foie with apple chutney and the stunning arroz meloso (risotto with mushrooms, parmesan, and truffles.)


A stroll back over the bridge to the hotel,

stopping for a Fino sherry on the way.

Sevilla is a must visit city with fantastic history and architecture.

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