La Azotea Santa Cruz

Updated April 2017

azotea scDynamic husband & wife team Jeanine Merrill and Juan Gómez expanded their culinary empire with the addition of this third tapas bar in the heart of the barrio Santa Cruz. I think this was quite a bold move as Mateos Gago has become awash with touristy chain and franchise tapas bars over the years, with one or two exceptions, and it’s clear that the newest La Azotea is the most exceptional bar in the street, with terrific food, an all-day kitchen, and some of the friendliest service in town.

Stylish and attractive, there’s lots of comfortable seating inside with a cosy bar area and a sidewalk terrace. The menu has several familiar items from the orginal tapas bar along with daily specials – be sure to check the fresh fish and seafood display case. They open for breakfast at 9.00, with tapas available from 13.00 (all-day kitchen), seven days a week. And on Sundays you can enjoy a set menu brunch, starting at 10.00 am.

I especially love this location because its previous incarnation, Bar Campanario, was my first “local” in town and it’s always felt like home. Years ago when I lived across the street in a tiny studio apartment the Campanario terrace was my “living room” where I would go to read and chat with my friends who ran the bar. So I’m very pleased to see good friends take over from other good friends and create a fresh new space that still feels like home.

Favourite dishes include the crispy filo pastry filled with leeks, gambas and cheese, the tender octopus with paprika potato purée and – a total surprise – the ortiguilla (sea anomone) mousse with passion fruit chutney (sounds so wrong, tastes so right). The latest seasonal menu is full of delicious new dishes, and be sure to check out the new cocktail meni.

The breakfast smoothies are fabulous, and the new Sunday brunch is the best in town (see brekkie & brunch collages below).

Bread Charge: 1€ PER PERSON

Mateos Gago 8
tel 954 215 878
Open 9.00 – midnight
Breakfast from 9.00, tapas from 13.00, all-day kitchen
€ € € €
La Azotea website

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Food 9 | Wine 9 | Service 10 | Ambiance 9

azotea sc blackboards
azotea sc bar
azotea sc still life

azotea sc ensaladillaensaladilla with smoked fish

oysters and lime

azotea sc cheesecheese tapa

jamón Ibérico de bellota

azotea sc foie micuithouse made foie micuit

azotea-sc-avocado-saladtomato, avocado & pancetta salad, miso vinaigrette

courgette and baby anchovy salad with grated frozen goat cheese

azotea-sc-ajoblancoajoblanco with mojama and mango

salmon tartare

azotea-sc-beef-tartaresteak tartare with green apple granita and herb mustard

azotea sc coquinascoquinas in garlic, sherry with fried baby artichokes

grilled carabinero with palo cortado

crispy filo filled with prawns, cheese & leeks

azotea sc padronpimientos de padrón

azotea sc roast beef burger-001 roast beef burger with manchego, mustard and chunky chips

azotea-sc-chicken-saladspiced roast chicken salad with honey mustard vinaigrette

white beans, pancetta, curly endive, strawberry & garlic vinaigrette

azotea sc presaroasted presa Ibérica with orange sauce

presa Ibérica carpaccio, confit mushrooms, blueberries, foie cream

azotea sc salmon souvidesous vide salmon in cheese sauce with grilled peppers

azotea-sc-bacalaobacalao, black trumpet mushrooms, sobrasada potatoes

azotea sc duck breastgrilled duck breast

azotea sc pulpo octopus with potato purée and smoked paprika

azotea-sc-hakehake en papillote with vegetables and lemon-infused olive oil

azotea-sc-ortigulla-mousseortiguilla (sea anemone) mousse, passionfruit chutney, seaweed mayo

azotea-sc-rabo-toro-albondigasoxtail meatballs, mushroom duxel, cream of carrot & cauliflower

azotea sc carrilladacarrillada (pork cheek) in red wine sauce and goat cheese

hasselback potatoes, mascarpone cheese, truffle

IMG_3810cheese plate

azotea sc orange sauceorange cream with mint ice cream and gin sorbet
IMG_1003chocolate coulante

azotea sc elenamanager Elena Menini

azotea sc seating

azotea sc burger

azotea sc brekkie[click on image to enlarge]

One of the most interesting breakfast options in town, with everything from bacon & eggs and pancakes to fresh fruit with muesli and yoghurt. All the jams are house made and the smoothies are fabulous – try the banana, avocado and chocolate one for something different (and delish – honest!) or simpler fresh fruit combos such as mango and strawberry.

azotea sc brunch[click on image to enlarge]

Sunday brunch is served from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. Guaranteed to set you up for the day. Best to call ahead and book a table.

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Updated April 2017

4 thoughts on “La Azotea Santa Cruz

  1. Best food we’ve had in Sevilla! The service was excellent too! We would recommend this restaurant to any foodies. Spanish cuisine with a modern twist !!!! Muy Bueno!

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