La Brunilda

Updated March 2017

La Brunilda keeps going from strength to strength. Chef Diego Caminos (formerly with Zelai) branched out on his own in 2012 and, along with his enologist wife Esperanza, created La Brunilda, now one of the best tapas bars in town. On the chalkboard menu you will find an enticing selection of traditional tapas with a twist, without the pretention and high prices that have become the norm at many of the new “gastrobars”.  A charming and cosy ambiance in a beautifully renovated 18th century house, with great attentive service and amazing food, including delicious tapas-sized salads (why aren’t more people doing this?).

Recently La Brunilda has become a victim of its own Trip Advisor success (though they’re not complaining). Which means you should get there early, before opening time, and queue in order to get a table. Or, if you’re like me, just show up and squeeze into the bar somehow (though this only works for 2-3 people max).

Be sure to try the duck confit with spiced carrot purée, grilled presa Ibérica with buttery sweet potato, the chipirones (small squid) with eggy migas, and of course the best mini beef burger in town – I call it the “crackburger” because it’s so addictive – and I don’t even like mini burgers! – served in a black sesame seed bun with soy mayo and crispy sweet potato crisps. The “tapa del día” is always worth checking out as well. Really, it’s all good. And I don’t say that often.

Bread Charge: 0.80€ per person

Galera 5
(near Mercado Arenal)
Tel 954 220 481
Open: 13.00 – 16.00 / 20.30 – 23.30
Closed: Sunday evening and Monday
€ € € €
*vegetarian friendly
La Brunilda Website

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the bar

brunilda burrata saladburrata salad w/ roasted cherry toms, arugula and pesto

tuna tataky with couscous and soya mayo

jamón croquettes

la brunilda queso idiazabalidiazábal cheese with tomato marmalade

lamb lettuce salad with goat cheese, tomato marmalade, yucca chips

brunilda buñuelossalt cod fritters (buñuelos) with pear alioli

patatas bravas

brunilda duck confitduck confit with spiced carrot purée

free range chicken breast with polenta and parmesan

grilled octopus and potato salad with ricotta

la brunilda bacalaobacalao with cauliflower purée and grilled butifarra

grilled presa, buttery sweet potatoes, beet reduction, idiazabal cheese

brunilda mackerelgrilled mackerel – tapa of the day

creamy risotto with setas

grilled chipirón (squid) with eggy migas and roe

IMG_0894grilled beef sirloin (solomillo) with thyme and potatoes

mini beef burgers with soy mayo and sweet potato chips

la brunilda crackburgerschef Diego with his famous “crackburgers”

brioche torrijas with dulce de leche and pistachio ice cream

brownie with white chocolate mousse, chocolate icecream, pistachios

brunilda lemon pielemon meringue pie

Team 2012: Esperanza, chef Diego & Paula

la brunilda teamTeam 2016

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Updated March 2017