NileGuide Expert Says:
Some of the best croquetas in Seville.
Calle Gamazo, 2, Seville, Spain
954 21 30 49
NileGuide Expert tip:
Make this your first stop on a tapas crawl around one of Sevilla's most popular tapas areas.
With imagination and top quality ingredients, Enrique Becerra takes tapas to another level. Sure, they're a little pricier than your average tavern, but they're significantly tastier. Croquetas de rabo de toro
(croquettes) are made with oxtail meat—an upgrade from the usual ham and cheese, and adding mint to the albóndigas de cordero con hierbabuena
(lamb meatballs) gives nice new flavor. Cordero a la miel
(honeyed lamb) and micuit de foie de pato hecho en casa
(toasted bread with homemade foie gras and figs) add to the innovative choices. Regional specialties such as chilled manzanilla and sherry from Jerez de la Frontera are featured in an impressive 11,000 bottle wine selection. Ask the polite bartenders about the tapa of the day and English menu. Just make sure you arrive early, as the selection could decrease as the night goes on—this place is really popular. While famous for its tapas, you can also sit in the adjoining restaurant to enjoy meals from 40-50€.