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Salsamento opened last year in the up and coming Regina neighbourhood near the Metropol Parasol, and is the brainchild of young entrepeneur Luís Blanco Giles. Billing itself as “a grocery that’s a bar, a bar that’s a grocery”, there’s more than a nod to the traditional abacerías and colmados of old Sevilla, but the shop/bar – created by local designers Lugadero – is modern, bright and attractive.

The product range of top quality Spanish and Portuguese canned preserves (mussels, clams, sardines, anchovies, etc) are from José Gourmet, Minor and Minerva, with Barbate tuna by Herpac and Concepción. Salsamento also offers a wide variety of sausages and cheeses, little sandwiches, traditional stews and a good selection of olive oils and wines. Prices seem reasonable given the quality of the preserved items, but I did think that 2.80€ for 3 paper-thin slices of chicharrones de Cádiz was a bit steep. But really no complaints about the quality, and the service is very efficient and friendly. Very nice wine list too.

Everything is prettily displayed on shelves that run along two sides of the shop, and there are several tables for customers to sit and sample their purchases or order from the tapas menu.

Bread/Service Charge: 0€

Jerónimo Hernández 19
Tel 653 952 628
Open 12.00 – 16.00 / 20.00 1.00 Tuesday – Thursday
12.00 – 1.00 Friday – Sunday
€ € € €

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salsamento crispsgourmet crisps

salsamento queso azulcreamy blue cheese from Asturian dairy cows

salsamento bacalaobacalao on toast with salmorejo

salsamento anchovyanchovy on toast

salsamento chicharroneschicharrones de Cádiz

lomo de orza with pimentón

salsamento sardinesmoked sardine with guacamole

salsamento sardinas tomatesardines in tomato sauce by José Gourmet

salsamento ventrescatuna ventresca by HERPAC

marinated salmon with dill sauce

salsamento montaditosmontaditos

salsamento pizzagoat cheese, tomato jam & lamb lettuce “pizza”
on savoury Inés Rosales torta de aceite

salsamento espinacasspinach with chickpeas

salsamento albondigasmeatballs in sauce

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salsamento luisDaniel, owner Luís and Lola

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Updated March 2017

Casa Moreno

Updated April 2017

It took me almost 18 years to finally go into Sevilla’s oldest and best loved ultramarinos/abacería (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 so 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 people are so friendly and welcoming, and the food is excellent quality. These days I am torn about telling others about Casa Moreno because I’d like to keep it as my own, but it’s probably already too late for that.

I should point out that, as at all abacerías, the tapas are made from things that you can buy in the store – there is no full kitchen (in fact the entire “kitchen” here consists of a toaster oven). So it’s mostly excellent quality 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 (stews are only available at lunchtime). It’s a great place for breakfast, a light snack, or to start off your evening tapeo. Lovely charming clutter everywhere, lots of tauromaquia memorabilia, stacks of tins and boxes, baskets of legumes … and an impressive list of wines by the glass, including frosty cold manzanilla La Gitana on tap.

Bread Charge: 0€

Gamazo 7
Tel. 954 22 83 15
Open 8.30 – 15.30 / 18.00 – 22.30
Closed Saturday evenings and all day Sunday
€ € €

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Food 9 | Wine 9 | Service 10 | Ambiance 10

co-owners Francisco & Carmen

Emilio & tortilla

Sonia’s hair

tortilla with chorizo and melted cheese
queso cabrales (blue goat’s cheese)
morcilla de higado (liver sausage)

jamón ibérico and caña de lomo


moreno anchovies cabralesanchovies and cabrales blue cheese

moreno lomo mantecalomo en manteca

moreno tortillatortilla “diseño” with melted cheese & chorizo piquante

moreno mojamamojama (cured tuna)

morcilla artesana and morcón

moreno salchichónsalchicha

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moreno lomo manteca chorizolomo en manteca with chorizo piquante (swoon!)

moreno (2)lomo en manteca with fino

moreno tuna solomillotuna loin with evoo

cabrales with chorizo picante

moreno ambienteambiente!

moreno sonia migueSonia & Migue

moreno aceite

moreno cabrales morcillacabrales and spicy morcilla (black pudding)

moreno anchoasmoked sardine with salmorejo

smoked palometa with fresh cheese
sliced turkey breast with duck mousse

moreno palometa cabralespalometa and cabrales cheese

spicy chorizo and lomo al jerez with brie

moreno breakfast tostadasselection of breakfast tostadas (available 8.30 – noon)

Emilio & Sonia

it’s been a pleasure…

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Updated April 2017

Flores Jamones & Vinos

Updated July 2014

It’s a gourmet food store, it’s a wine bar, it’s the latest venture by the Federico Flores family, who have been at the distribution forefront of promoting Andalusian wines and food products for two generations. And it is housed in very chic digs in the rapidly up-and-coming Puerta de Triana neighbourhood.

You are totally spoiled for choice as there are up to five different types of jamón and 30 wines that can be sampled, as well as cheeses and tapas made from a wide range of locally produced items. A perfect try-before-you-buy option or, if you just feel like tasting, either sit out on the ample terrace or grab a cosy table at the back of the shop. Favourite tapas include the sushi Ibérico and the toasted coca with jamón, leeks, torta de serena cheese and sweet Malaga wine gelée. The very knowledgeable and helpful staff will help you choose your tapas and wine, and then pack up more for you to take home.

Bread/Service Charge: 1€ per basket

San Pablo 24
Tel. 954 216 160
Open 8.30 – midnight Monday – Saturday
9.30 – 17.30 Sunday
(summer hours: closed 16.30 – 20.00)
€ € €

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Food 8 | Wine 9 | Service 8 | Ambiance 7

flores jamones de huelvathree different jamones at a time are available for tasting

flores jamón ibérico selection of three types of jamón iberico

selection of cheeses

flores coca

Coca w/leeks, jamón, torta de serena cheese & Malaga sweet wine jelly

pincho with quail in brine, chesnut confit and PX sauce

warm salad of quail and setas with dried cherry toms

fetuccine with bolognese Ibérico

Iberian pork roll with secreto, green asparagus & serena cheese

flores sushi

Iberian sushi: maki and niguiri made with jamón Ibérico de bellota

bocadito de jamón iberico with hard boiled egg & tomato

flores caña lomocaña de lomo with perfectly chilled fino sherry

red tuna brochette with veg, cream cheese & trout eggs

the wines

the window display bodega
30 wines are available to taste by the glass

the cheeses

local caviar

flores federico Federico cutting jamón

Los Flores: Álvaro, José Vicente, Federico (padre) & Federico

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Updated July 2014