La Cueva

While in Seville we stumbled upon a gem, tucked along one of those cobblestone lanes in the Santa Cruz Quarter. It’s pretty close to the Cathedral of Seville which you probably won’t miss visiting since it’s the third largest in the world.

We were first attracted by its charming patio- the mustard yellows, and the painted chairs made the place so cheerful and inviting.

We went in the afternoon when they just opened. There wasn’t a soul in there. Our ‘early’ eating habits usually allow us to avoid the crowd.

All the complimentary bread we had in Spain tasted good, and this was no exception.

We got a tapas platter, containing a mix of fried small bites and cold spreads. I liked everything on the platter (besides the shrimp which I couldn’t eat of course), especially the croquettes.

The tomato base from our steamed clams was an excellent dip for our bread; Not too acidic, brought out the best in tomatoes.

This dish really sings summer~

More shrimp to satisfy mum’s tastebuds. Fresh, crunchy shrimp will never go wrong.

A huge grilled sea bass to complete the meal. Loved the smokey flavours in this one.

Contrary to some of the bad reviews I’ve read, we enjoyed the food here- simply prepared, unpretentious spanish food that doesn’t stinge on quantity. The quaint atmosphere was a major plus.

Address: Calle Rodrigo Caro, 18, 41004 Seville, Spain