Tuesday 3 October 2017

The Bacon Guide to Andalucia.

We've been going to Andalucia almost every Summer for the last eighteen years. Here are some of the highlights of the restaurants and tapas bars we've enjoyed over the years. This list is not exhaustive, there are plenty more great places out there to try.
Great modern tapas bar. Don't Miss: Fideos Negros (black noodles). 
La Cosmopolita.
Combining innovative and traditional cuisine using fine produce.
Don't Miss: The Prawns & Bone Marrow.
Bar FM.
Stunning seafood produce. Some of the best quality we' ve had. (Pictured below).
Don't Miss: Anything.
Bagá. Brand new gastro restaurant from Chef Pedro Sanchez. (Pictured below).

Michelin star Moorish inspired taster menus. (Pictured below).
Pura Tasca
Excellent local bistro in the Triana neighbourhood. Don't Miss: The Risotto.
La Azotea.
Modern Tapas. Don't Miss: The Pig's Cheeks.
La Brunhilda.
Smart innovative gastro bar. Don't Miss: The famous 'crack' burgers.
Vineria San Telmo.
Contemporary tapas. Don't Miss: Squid Ink spaghetti.
Sanlúcar de Barrameda.
Casa Balbino.
Not as good as it's reputation, nevertheless you have to go for the famous Tortilla de Camarones (shrimp fritters).
El Puerto de Santa Maria.
Our favourite restaurant in Spain (or anywhere). Innovative seafood taster menus. (Pictured below).
Don't miss: Anything.
Jerez de la Frontera. 
La Cruz Blanca.
Traditional tapas with modern touches. (Pictured below). Don't miss: It's all good. The waiter told us to stop ordering I got so carried away!
El Faro de Cádiz. Traditional simple inexpensive tapas at the bar. Casa Manteca.
More of a bar really but a visit to this old school joint is a must when in Cádiz. (Pictured below).
Conil de La Frontera. 
Francisco La Fontanilla. Traditional restaurant right on the beach.
El Campero
The superb flagship tuna outpost is the only reason to visit this scruffy town. 
Zahara de los Atunes.
El Campero also have a tapas bar here too serving pretty much the same menu.
Trasteo. Fusion eclectic raciones. Don't Miss: The Tuna Tacos.
Restaurante Antonio. Classic local seafood dishes.
Don't miss: Tuna Tartare. (Pictured Below).

Los Marinos José
Seafood restaurant on the seafront with the best product imaginable.
Don't miss: Anything it's all good. The carabineros were the best we've ever had.

Beautiful food, service and interior. One of the most impressive one stars we've dined in.

De Locos Tapas.
You must book this little place as their cutting edge Basque inspired tapas are rightfully popular.
 We plan to visit the Almeria region again next year.... 
Illustration and all Photos ©BaconontheBeech.