Updated March 2013
Just off the Alameda, in a corner building (that used to house La Ilustre Victima) with a small sidewalk terrace, the newly opened La Duquesita was a very pleasant surprise. I’d been expecting yet another gastrobar but my fears were soon put to rest when I saw the (mostly) traditional menu at very reasonable prices.
The surprise came when the tapas arrived and we had to check they hadn’t brought us media raciones by mistake. You can see the influence of Taberna Coloniales (which used to own sister bar Casa del Duque in Nervión) in the ample portions and generous use of those little fried potato slices. But La Duquesita has a few tricks up its sleeve and so make sure to ask about the daily specials – the pork and beef meatballs in gravy were total comfort food goodness. Also recommended are the friturilla of perfect crispy fried veg (onions, peppers, aubergine) with lightly breaded langoustines, grilled sea bass brochette, and the creamy-stuffed mushrooms. All this along with a small but well-chosen wine list and great service make this a fab and friendly neighbourhood bar.
Bread/Service Charge: 0.80€ per person
Tel 954 901 764
Open: 13.00 – 16.00 / 20.30 – midnight
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