You might know already that I took a trip to Seville at the end of the year. After posting a bit about what I wore on the trip it only felt right for me to carry on the Sevillian theme with a classic food guide. I’ve written a few food guides in the past, including fellow Andalucian city Malaga, and I wanted to continue with one about my trip to Seville. So, here are a few of the amazing places that I visited and the food that I ate!
Casa Rafita, Calle Marques de la Mina
When I think about a classic Spanish tapas bar the decor in Casa Rafita is what comes to mind. Glass cabinets each filled with a different tapas from tortilla to albondigas to stew, what could be better! Something that I’m sure you will have noticed that stood out to me when I visited was the amount of wines that are on display.
Every wall in the bar was covered entirely in wine bottles. Definitely an original bit of decor! The stand-out dish for me was by far their tuna steak in olive oil with thinly sliced potatoes. It really felt like such a luxurious dish but was still quite light to eat.
The tuna was so spectacular that I returned the next day just to taste it another time. That’s when you know you’ve stumbled across something amazing!
Eslava, Calle Eslava
Three words. Cheese Ice Cream. Oh my god my mind was absolutely blown by this dessert. Served with a sprig of lemon thyme (I know! How weirdly wonderful?), a sweet wafer biscuit and sugar-granule-filled jam, this was possibly the best dessert I have ever tasted. I remember first tasting it and wondering what it reminded me of. After one..or two more days of having it as my dessert I finally figured it out. It was basically an ice cream version of a cheesecake! Honestly it’s worth taking a trip to Seville purely to try this if, like me, you’re a huge cheese lover.
Continuing on with my love affair with cheese brings us to this spinach and ricotta “cigarro”. A long roll of crispy filo pastry stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese, this dish was the definition of light. Accompanied with a squid ink bechamel sauce this was perfect alongside a cheeky glass of red wine.
Or a glass of rosé…
Cinco Jotas, Calle Castelar
This was one of my favourite afternoon spots from the trip. There’s nothing better than sitting at the bar ordering a glass of rosado and snacking on a few green olives. In the past few years I’ve suddenly come to really appreciate a good wine, and there was definitely plenty for me to try in Seville.
I’m sure you can all agree that the decor in this bar/restaurant is pretty beautiful. Above the bar was a sort of second floor that was simply there to display plants and bottles of wine. The rounded, semi-circle shape of the bar was something that I absolutely loved as well. One of my favourite features is a bar that takes centre stage and this one definitely did.
Berrinche Tapas i Barra, Calle Tomás de Ibarra
My final stop on my foodie’s guide to Seville was a Sevillian twist on a chicken curry. I know a chicken curry isn’t exactly what you’d think when imagining your favourite tapas. However, this bite-sized one definitely had a taste of Spain about it. This wasn’t the only dish that I tried at Berrinche Tapas i Barra but it was the only one I took a picture of. I was too busy eating the others to remember to take one…
Thanks for reading. Have you ever been to Seville before? Or maybe just to Spain as a whole? Where are some of your favourite places in Spain to visit? I’m always looking to visit new spaces within the country so any suggestions send them my way.