Davids top Spanish Restaurants to try.
OK so most of you know i love my tapas here in Almeria especially when they are free but i also like to go to nice restaurants now and then as well.
If you love great food and dont mind paying a bit extra then here are a few i personally recommend From my travels around Spain.
First off is in my home town Almeria actually its just outside Almeria in Aguadulce called “Stilo Campo” it its also a tapas bar but I took 10 friends there for my birthday and if you book a table for dinner inside it has a minimum cover of 20 a head. The food is very well presented and each dish amazing. It you want to try the tapas first then sit out side and the tapas start from 2.50 a drink with a choice of tapas cooked to order. Book the table in the corner at the back and you get a private waiter just for your table.
Below tuna grilled or raw both are amazing .
Next up is in Sevilla.
The Maria Trifula on the main bridge in Sevilla with amazing views up and down the river.
This is a 5 star place and can be very pricey but it is the place to go in Sevilla and the food really is amazing. I paid 40 euros a head first time and a little more the second time when we ate there last summer. You need to book 1 week in advance to sit on the roof terrace but it is amazing up there. Eating downstairs inside is cheaer but go all out as the roof tables have amazing views.
If you love sea food then you must try Romerijo in Cadiz. its very popular with locals and has loads of seating. you go and pick out all the seafood you like then they cook it and bring it to your table. Its not cheap around 30 a head with drinks but has every seafood you can think of. this is what i had there a few years back..
HOTEL HACIENDA MONTIJA Is a 4 star hotel and the restaurant there is famous. They have a famous resident chef who loves to come out and talk you through what he makes. the food is amazing as you can see below. Rooms from around 120 a night and the dinner menu is around 40 a head.
I have stayed here 3 times and always very good. love the hotel and the atio and the food is amazing. just outside the town. I stop off here when we drive down to Portugal.
Below our starter. smoked salmon and caviar salad.
Amazing city and my second favourite place in Spain after Sevilla.
I have eaten in sevaeral of the best places here and they all have been great but normally we like the tapas bars here as there are so many and the tapas are very different to those in Almeria.
In the main square at the top left corner you will find. Pepe de la juderia a 5 start very smart place for evening dinner. This place has lots of small private areas and the building is very old and romantic. Prices around 40 a head small portions but very well presented and amazing service. order the house special desert and it comes with your name written in chocolate on the plate. You need to book this days in advanced as very popular with locals.
Also the tapas bar 2 doors away is very good if you cant get in here.
At the top of the main square there is a small back street that is packed with loads of small patio restaurants and you really need to go in to see what they are like as once you walk in the places seem to open up. these patio restaurants dont look that big from the outside but most have hidden corners that open up and lovely patios that are lite up at night.
This is a famous beach bar place with amazing food in Agua Amarga just 1 hour up the coast from Almeria…
La Palmera Restaurant
Not a 4 star place but very nice views and great food for lunch times only.
Set right on the beach just yards from the water this place is famous for its paella
and the sea food we had had some great meals here but again you need to book as soon as you arrive on the beach for lunch time or you wont get a table.
I stayed here a week as we have family here and they took us out every night to tapas bars in the area.
The tapas are very different here they call them pintxos but its really tapas on bread mostly. they are around 2 euros each and drinks extra. in town where they run with the bulls there are some famous top Pintxos bars and they are full of photos of people running with the bulls. In the week i stayed here of really had my full of Tapas or should i say Pintxos.
Have you got a recommendation for a top place to eat in Spain?