Near the end of the narrow streets of Calle Antillano Campos, we found Las Golondrinas 2, a casual and cozy tapas bar. The main branch of Las Golondrinas is in Calle Pages del Corro, only a few minutes walk from the second branch.
True to the Spanish practice of having late lunch and late dinners, their kitchen is only open from 1pm to 4pm and 8:30pm to 12am. We didn’t know this before going there so we had to wait for about 15 minutes to be served.
One of the tips we read online is to order one to two tapas to start with so that you can see what others are having. But since we were the first customers to arrive in the bar, we just went ahead and ordered a lot! We had champinions (mushrooms), punta de solomillo (pork sirloin), pinchitos (pork kebab), queso (old cheese) and rabanillas (radish). We also asked for sangria but the waiter suggested we have tinto de verano instead. Switching to tinto de verano was a very good choice since we liked it so much more than sangria!
Another tip in eating tapas like the locals is to have your tapas by the bar. But since our feet were aching from walking around Seville, we opted for the tables in the mezzanine.
The tasty tapas (especially the champinions), the ceramic tiles and decors, and the cheerful waiter all contributed to making Las Golondrinas 2 our favorite dining place in Seville.
Bar El Commercio
We wandered the cobblestone streets of Seville to look for Bar El Comercio, a bar restaurant known to serve the best churros con chocolate in Seville. The churros were freshly cooked, chewy and bigger than the usual size we were used to eating. They were tasty when dipped in the thick, hot chocolate sauce or even on their own!
Bar La Cantina
Because of the wonderful food experience we had in Barcelona’s Mercado de La Boqueria, we decided to scout for a similar experience in Seville’s Mercado de Feria.
Bar La Cantina is located just behind the market building. They offer various fritos (fried) or plancha (grilled) seafood delicacies. We tried fried gambas bechamel (giant shrimps), pulpito (small octopus), huevas (fish eggs), atún casero (tuna) and ortiguillas (sea anemone).
The most interesting dish we tried so far was the ortiguillas. It was crunchy with a creamy after taste. Munching on a few of these may leave a different smell in your mouth which can be washed down by drinking beer or taking a few sips of wine.
El Patio de San Eloy
How was your food experience in Seville?