Bar Estrella, Seville

A nice discovery in the alleys of Seville.

The first time I came to Seville several years ago, a friend took us around town on a "tapas tour" tasting all the nice, historic or special places to eat and drink as Sevillians do. I don't know if Bar Estrella existed back then, but this time it was our first stop and we loved it.
The Bar Estrella is in an alley in the Santa Cruz quarter, 5 minutes away from the Cathedral. Inside, the place is decorated with beautiful tiles, giving it a characteristic, old look (high A/C inside). They also have a few tables outside in the opposite sidewalk where you can sit under the shadow of the surrounding buildings and have fun watching tourists with big cars trying to turn in these narrow streets (probably not so funny if you're the one in the car, though).

It is the typical quarter bar, nice staff that remembers you after the first time you've been there, good food, nice portions and low prices, everything you wish from a bar!
So let's talk food: on both times we went there we had fish paté or cabracho with toast, special 3-layers crèpe with 3 different types of fish, grilled calamari, a fried meat roll called flamenquin, with french fries and peppers, the ratatouille or pisto with fried egg, yummy camembert croquette and some other things. Everything was delicious, as you can see from the photos, portions are hearty, considering we ordered the tapas version of all dishes (not the racion, which I guess will be even bigger).
All this food and many beers and tintos con limón (a typical drink made of red wine and Sprite - I know, a sin for a wine drinker but really refreshing in the summer) and we never paid more than 10 euros per person so that's what I call a good deal and definitely ap lace to keep coming back to in Seville.

Bar Estrella
Calle Estrella, 3 - Santa Cruz - 41004 Seville
Tel. +34 954 227 535

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