Visitors – a good excuse (if one was ever needed) to indulge in a little Tapas Run and we started off our merry jaunt at El Redondo – The Round Bar – in calle Gloria.
Always plenty of good tapas to choose from – around thirty I believe – and a good atmosphere. It does get really busy at certain times, which can have a bit of an adverse affect on service as the staff run around at a rate of knots, but on this occasion it was not ‘rush hour’ so no problems on that score.
A beer and a tapa is €1.80, pretty much par for the course and good value.
I tried their pulpo – octopus – which was quite tender and came in a very nice, quite thick sauce.
Next up was La Puntilla in calle Bolivia, a bit of a hike (relatively speaking) from the Round Bar, but generally considered a ‘must’ on anyone’s list of tapas bars to visit, particularly when it comes to fish.
The bar was quite packed inside – it invariably is – but service was still pretty swift. Still one of the best tapas bars in town. Our tapas included prawns, chorizo sausage and morcilla – blood sausage – and all were excellent.
Only a few metres to walk to our next watering hole, Bar Dolores (Chispa’s), another tried and trusted favourite. Another bar famed for its fish, so fish it was. Both La Puntilla and Chispa’s have restaurant areas for those wanting a full meal and both are to be recommended. Good quality food at reasonable prices.
A bit further and our next stop was Rincón del Sabor. The tapas are always nice, the prices are good and the owners are very friendly. Here we had cheese, chilli con carné and…I’ve forgotten. But it was all good as usual.
Our final stop, taking is round n a fairly large circle, was another f the ‘greats’, El Pulguilla in calle Cristo. Packed as ever, heaving even, such s the (thoroughly deserved) reputation of the place. Wide range of tapas and despite being packed to the rafters and staff running around like azure-posteriored flying insects, service was pretty quick. Full marks to the staff, they most certainly know what they are doing.
The tapas were excellent, as they always are. All in all, a good little run and €1.80 was the top price paid for a beer and a tapa..