Updated October 2017

Sister to La Jarana (which I still haven’t been to because it’s half-way to the airport), Papirusa is located in the barrio El Arenal, between the Cathedral and the bullring. More restaurant than tapas bar, and clearly geared for an upscale market, it still has the feel of a local bar. The long narrow space has a small “indoor-outdoor” patio area as you walk in, and there is also a small sidewalk terraza. Inside it’s cosy and comfortable, all soft blues and browns.

The menu is also small and comfortable, and there is an impressive wine list, though while there are several nice white wines by the glass there are only a couple of reds. By far my favourite “I have to come back for this” dish is the breaded artichokes filled with gambas al ajillo. And for the first time ever I have tasted cuttlefish “meatballs” that I actually like. But stay away from the patatas-not-very-bravas, topped with ketchup and some sort of egg-white “mayo”. Char-grilled meats are a specialty here, and the carrillada (pork cheek) is super tender in a delicious red wine sauce. Overall, above-average cooking, great service and a very pleasant atmosphere. Fab desserts by Gollerías.

Bread/Service Charge: 1.20 € PER PERSON

Antonia Díaz 9
Tel 954 22 53 85
Open 13.00 – midnight
€ € € €

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Food 8 | Wine 8 | Service 8 | Ambiance 8




papirusa-tuna-tatakytuna tataky with ginger and wakame

papirusa-croquetas-rabocola de toro de Lidia croquetas

chicken & jamón croquetas

papirusa-artichokesbreaded artichokes filled with gambas al ajillo, squid ink mayo

papirusa-albondigas-chocosalbóndigas de chocos

papirusa-chocoschocos fritos

calamares fritos

papirusa-papas-bravaspapas (not so) bravas

papirusa-morcillagrilled morcilla de Burgos with panko migas

presa & morcilla rolls

papirusa-lamb-kidneyschar-grilled lamb kidneys

carrillada al vino tinto

char-grilled presa Ibérida

papirusa-banoffeebanoffee pie

papirusa-13bathroom mirrors



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Updated October 2017