Casa Paco “El Buen Comer”

Updated August 2017

Casa Paco “El Buen Comer” was a delightful find for me back in 2012, tucked away in a little Nervión side street between El Corte Inglés and the Santa Justa train station. A small bar with a few tall tables and stools, it fills up quickly and is mostly standing room only. You order at the bar but make sure to check out the daily specials written on the chalkboards. If you want table service there is a dining room just across the road with about half a dozen tables. But I quite like the bustling bar area myself. It would take several visits to get through all the tapas on the menu, and also to try the many good wines available by the glass, but it’s definitely worth the effort.

The orginal bar is now in its 18th year and Paco continues to run his unique establishment with a lot of heart. If you get there early you can find Paco whipping up some of his famous sauces at the bar with his trusty Thermomix. The grilled turbot with garlicky migas is spectacular, and the braised pork ribs in honey & rosemary sauce deliciously melt in the mouth, but probably my all-time favourite is the grilled corvina (sea bass) with Idiazabal cheese risotto. Though you should also be sure to try some classics like the gambas al ajillo and simply grilled secreto Ibérico. Excellent value for money.

Bread/Service Charge: 0€

Luís Huidobro 23
Tel 954 584 725
Open: 13.00 – 16.30 / 20.00 – midnight
Closed: Sunday
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bocadito de la casa
melva, onion, prawn, chopped egg & lettuce

flamenquín de la casa

inside… pork, hard-boiled egg, red peppers

grilled octopus in boletus sauce

corvina (sea bass) with crema de gambas

casa-paco-nervion-seabass-risottosea bass with boletus risotto and foie foam

rice of the day with partridge

crispy fried chocos (cuttlefish)

sizzling and spicy gambas al ajillo

casa-paco-nervion-turbot-migasgrilled turbot with garlicky migas

grilled corvina (sea bass) with idiazabal cheese risotto

stewed bull’s tail

solomillo al diablo (not actually too “diablo”)

casa-paco-nervion-secretogrilled secreto Ibérico

grilled pork tenderloin (solomillo) topped with grilled fresh foie gras

grilled presa with caramalised mustard sauce

casa-paco-nervion-prok-ribspork ribs in rosemary & honey sauce

Jacinta, José, Estela, owner Paco, Juanjo & Jesús

casa-paco-nervion-thermomixPaco manning the Thermomix

casa-paco-nervion-2dining room across the street

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Updated August 2017