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

moreno (3)

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

La Tienda de La Azotea

Updated July 2017

La Tienda de La Azotea (formerly La Azotea Vinos y Más) continues to reinvent itself and each time it’s a welcome and refreshing change.  There’s always a tweak here and there, sometimes imperceptible if you’re not looking for it, that makes this spot a bit different from its “mothership” La Azotea. The focus is on wines and tasty tapas, and even without a full kitchen the dishes on offer are quite exceptional.

Make sure you check out the daily specials – some are pictured here so they may not be available when you visit, but there will be something equally delicious. And to start (or for a light snack) there is an impressive list of national cheeses and charcuterie. Waiters are super helpful and happy to suggest wines to pair with your dishes. Also love the rustic chic décor.

Conde de Barajas 12
Tel. 955 189 326
Open: 13.00 – 16.30 / 20.30 – 00.30
Thursday – Monday (summer schedule)
Closed in August for summer holidays
€ € € €

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Food 9 | Wine 9 | Service 9 | Ambiance 9

papas aliñás with tuna

crispy filo filled with prawns, leeks and cheese

gazpacho in a frosty mug

ensaladilla with smoked fish

avocado, tomato & pancetta salad, miso vinaigrette

truffled zamorano cheese

tuna belly

papas arrugás with mojo picón

grilled beef tenderloin

glazed pork ribs with wild mushrooms and cocoa pepper

beef carpaccio

abanico Ibérico, sautéed chickpea, sausage, amaranth salad

risotto del día

oxtail meatballs, mushroom duxelle, creamed cauliflower and carrots

bacalao with black trumpet mushrooms, sobrasada potatoes

steak tartare, green apple granita, herb mustard

grouper with rice

Iván & Marco

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Updated July 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