Seville – Casco Antiguo – San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo is another barrio in the north of the Casco Antiguo. For my purposes I’ve defined it as the area between the river, to the west, and Alameda square, to the east.
The barrio takes its name from the famous church Iglesia de San Lorenzo www.visitasevilla.es in the Plaza de San Lorenzo.
Just opposite the church is a very famous tapas bar:
Eslava (Intermediate A), 3 Calle Eslava, www.espacioeslava.com, closed Monday
This is my second most favourite tapas bar in Seville after Puratasca (see my Triana post). There’s also a restaurant next door but it’s a bit pricey so I haven’t been yet, but I hope to.
I came with John who loves it here, and he should know having lived in the area for many years. Again, I was too busy chatting to grade the food, sorry. However I do know we had the Pimiento Merluza (hake with peppers), Boquerones Blancos (white anchovies)…
… a half racion of Navajas (razor clams)…
… Caballa (mackerel), four beers and two glasses of Protos for €28.40, which is pretty good.
After this we went around the corner to a couple of other places…
Casa Rafita (Low Intermediate B), 80A Calle Miguel Cid
Haute cuisine it ain’t but you can get decent wholesome food at a reasonable price in this bar de barrio.
We had some monster prawns…
…and some deep fried aubergines. All good (B).
After this we went next door to…
Galeria Taberna Anima (Intermediate B), 11 Calle Marqués de la Mina, www.facebook.com
This is a flamenco bar which was in full swing when we arrived.
The choice of drinks is quite limited but the music and atmosphere is great. This brandy (C+) was a new one on me.
John also wanted to take me to Antigua Abacería de San Lorenzo antiguaabaceriadesanlorenzo.com at 53 Calle Teodosio, but it was closed that night.
More places in San Lorenzo next…