A glorious hole in a wall in Sevilla!
A Glorious Hole in a Wall in SevillE!
Who doesn’t love a hole in a wall?
Many people do for different reasons, some dirtier than others, but that’s besides the point. The kind of hole I’m talking about is those tiny restaurants or bars that more often than not have great food and drinks at a reasonable price.
There’s a hole in a wall on one of the most picturesque streets of Seville.
I’ve been to this place several times, and just now writing the post I noticed that the actual name is “La Goleta” which is next door to “Taberna Alvaro el Perejil”, but I’ve never been to that one.
The first time I visited that place was during my first trip to Seville. I still have that romantic memory of it. Standing right outside, with the view from La Giralda to my left, the smell of orange blossom and horse shit….uhmmmm delicious!
My escort (No, I didn’t hire anyone, just want to sound fancy), suggested the orange wine, I went for it.
When you smell it, it smells like cough syrup, but I swear to whatever it’s sacred, it tastes like the blood of Christ should taste. I wonder why they don’t use orange wine during the communion instead of cheap box wine, that more than wine tastes like vinegar. But I digress, the wine it’s served in a small shot, glass as you can see.
It’s really sweet, like sherry, but not as dry, they use orange peel to macerate the wine during the ageing process.
This wine is really popular around this part of the city (Santa Cruz), bur don’t fall for it, the best one is sold at this place. I’ve tried it at several other places and it just tastes like cough syrup.
So if you wanna try it, it’s gotta be at El Perejil or else your experience will be ruined.
The wine is enough excuse to go to that hole in a wall, but obviously you’ll need something to soak that wine in your belly, because believe me,
it’s gonna f*ck you up it’ll get you drunk easily and quickly, but nothing wrong with that, it’s just an “excuse” to eat.
The “Montadito Especial”, it’s really speacial, it’s a sandwich, with pork tenderloin, “Jamon Iberico” and salsa Mozarabe (I could’ve googled what’s in it but I refuse to do it) which is a sauce made in heaven or hell and sent to earth to bless of tempt us. Either way I take the blessing or yield to the temptation. It’s just too good to resist.
And if all of what I just said didn’t convince you to try it next time you visit Seville, you should know that the wine and the montadito, it’s just 3€. Good and damn cheap! It cannot get better.
What’s your favorite hole in a wall?
Ever tried orange wine?
Ever smelled orange blossom and horse shit together?