Tapas are an essential part of any visit to Seville, so this time I made sure I was exploring the city under the capable direction of the ‘Queen of Seville Tapas’, Shawn of Azahar Sevilla Tapas.
It was a beautiful day and we started with a familiar favourite, Las Teresas and kicked things off with a plate of expertly carved cured ´jamon´ and a glass of fino – interestingly this fino, from Bodegas Tradicion, was quite dark.
My travelling companion was friend and Editor Liz..and here’s a photomontage Sevilla Tapas created of our morning together…
Then across old town to Bodeguito Romero, where we were introduced to bar owner Pedro. Each morning he prepares his ‘special recipe[ potato salad with sherry vinegar which was delicious. We also tried pringá – slow cooked pork and chorizo that was as they say ‘melt in the mouth’ with a crispy bread roll.
Tapas bar hopping is also a great way to get to see the city, it’s narrow alleyways, hidden squares and cobbled streets.
Then our last stop for this tapas lunch was Azotea Sevilla, (they have a number of restaurant bars in town, we chose the one in C/ Jesús del Gran Poder, 31) and enjoyed a superb plate of small clams with roasted miniature artichokes, followed by a beautifully prepared piece of tuna.
Also managed to revisit one of my favourite bars in Seville, Casa Morales; where in the back bar against the walls are huge vintage ‘tinajas’ – large wine storage jars.
So here are a few more tapas bars for you to add to the list of ‘must visit’ in Seville! For expert insight into Seville’s tapas scene head over to Shawn’s site and book a tour!
Shawn swears by the pringá at Romero. I really have to try it!