One of the most delightful and delicious “discoveries” in a very long time. This bar has been run for over 25 years by Emeterio (Eme) Serrano, who does absolutely everything. He runs the bar, does all the cooking, and also sings – there is a speaker outside and Eme (literally) sings the orders into a microphone behind the bar when they are ready to be picked up. For example “gambas al ajillo for the señora with the little dog”. He is a wonder.
At first I thought this would be one of those places where it was more about character and ambiance than the food, but in fact the food (albeit a limited menu) is fabulous. Montaditos (small toasted buns) are the name of the game, with a range of the traditional fillings – cod, gambas, tortilla, carne mechada, solomillo. There’s also a mean gambas al ajillo, as well as clams and snails in season, all prepared by Eme in what is possibly the city’s smallest kitchen (basically a single gas burner and frying pan next to the bar). Secret weapon is the best whisky sauce I’ve ever tasted.
I just love everything about this place, from the cosy bar (there are also some tall tables outside) to the wonderful tiled walls, to Eme himself. I’m really glad I found this bar (thanks to some friends) before it was too late, as Eme is retiring next year, although he is hoping to sell the business as a going concern. I hope it works out, as the loss of this gem would be a sad day for Sevilla.
Puerta del Osario 5
Open 14.00 – 16.30 / 20.30 – midnight
Food 9 | Wine 8 | Service 9 | Ambiance 10
tortilla al whisky
solomillo al whisky
gambas al ajillo
egg yolk flan
Emeterio (Eme) Serrano