Updated May 2013
It took me almost 18 years to finally go into Sevilla’s oldest and best loved ultramarinos (grocery store) and tapas bar, Casa Moreno. Well okay, not entirely true. I’d walked in a couple of times but it felt so intimate and SPANISH – like I had stepped through a portal to the 1940s – that I felt too obviously a guiri to comfortably stay. But I needn’t have worried. From the first time I sat at the end of the long crowded bar I was made to feel right at home. The service is fast and friendly, and the food is excellent quality.
I should point out that, as in all abacerías, the tapas are made from things that you can buy in the store – there is no full kitchen – so mostly cured meats and cheeses and various high-end tinned goods (anchovies from Cantabria, duck mousse…), though there are also a few pre-prepared foods like tortilla and stews. It’s a great place for a light lunch or to start off your evening tapeo. Lovely clutter everywhere, lots of tauromaquia memorabilia, stacks of tins and boxes, baskets of legumes … and I was very impressed by the wines on offer by the glass.
Bread Charge: 0€
Tel. 954 22 83 15
Open 8.00 – 15.30 / 18.00 – 22.30
Closed Saturday evenings and all day Sunday
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