THE BEST TAPAS: Cervecería Abacería Alboreá
Why: Amazing tapas. Amazing price. Good food is good food, and when you see locals and tourists gathered under the same roof, that’s when you know.
What to order: The bacalao with red pepper, honey mustard and mojo sauce. And the baked goat cheese with honey and walnuts. Tomaaaaa.
Price: 1.5-3 € per tapa. With three people, we got 4 tapas and a glass of wine and it came out to 7€ per person.
Find it: Calle San Jacinto 28 (Triana)
Why: Why wouldn’t you want toro heads staring at you as you eat toro tapas? That’s right. They serve, real torro meat. On french fries! Can you get any more authentic Spanish than that? I never thought I’d say this, but toro is gooooood. Real good. Tender, flavorful….yum. However, that’s not the only thing they do right at this authentic tapas spot. The services is excellent, the ambience is “homey chic” (thank you toro heads), and ALL of the food is bangin’. Not just the toro.
What to order: The toro, of course; ask for “cola de toro.” ALSO, the “rollito de langostino y bacon.” Yes, that’s shrimp wrapped in bacon.
Price: 3-5€ per tapa
Find it: 20 Calle Adriano
ORANGE WINE. YEA.: Alvaro Peregil La Goleta
Why: Orange Wine. Oh, and strawberry wine. Need I say more? This hole in the wall winery and taberna has an assortment of magnificent wines, all made locally in Manzanilla, a pueblo in the province of Huelva. This is a true local spot. Don’t be fooled by the easy to miss entrance…or the bathroom commonly mistaken for a cubby hole. The sweet orange infused wine is the real deal.
Price: 1.5 € for a mini glass of Vino de Naranja. But you don’t need more, trust me.
Find it: Calle de Mateos Grago 20 (Casco Antinguo)