When going to Seville we were so excited as we wanted to try these south of Spain tapas that everyone talks about. We asked our friends and acquaintances living in the south for recommendations. So we were all ready to try them out. Our surprise was on the first day, we tried a couple of places of tapas randomly and it was quite average nothing really exciting.
We decided then to follow the recommendations we got, so we took out our list and started going one by one...How is it possible that everything is closed? I am not exaggerating, but we tried around 5 or 6 different restaurants and all of them were closed.
I understand that it was Holly Week in Seville and they take that very seriously and they go out to the procession, but I was amazed on how many places were actually closed. I thought that because a lot of people is in the street there would be places opened to eat around, but there weren't a lot.
See the closed doors we found all around Seville of recommended places...
On a desperate shout for good tapas on Facebook, Cat from Sunshine and Siestas came to save us with more recommendations, some of them followed the same pattern, closed, BUT...we got lucky with one!!! Thank God, we were so looking forward to something good to eat.
We got to a tavern, Bodeguita Antonio Romero, full of people, on the inside and also on the outside, we were standing near the counter and we managed to get a place in there and ordered what Cat has suggested: a piripi and a sevillano. These were a kind of pintxo (bread with something on the top that can be anything from meat, fish, veggies, dried meat etc...). So ours were delish!! But poor us it was the last chance we had as it was the last day in Seville... We definitely need to go back to Seville and get those tapas that we could not taste!!
Our conclusion was: Maybe Holly Week is not a good time to go for tapas, everyone is at the "procesiones" and a lot of restaurants are closed.