Thursday, 23 July 2015

Where to Eat in Fuentes de Andalucia, Seville, Spain

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The Rural Countryside Surrounding Fuentes de Andalucia, Sevilla

Authentic Spanish Food in the Town of Fuentes de Andalucia


The rural town of Fuentes de Andalucia, less than an hour's drive from the capital of Seville, is a pretty but less visited town in the area. As such, nearly 100% of bar and restaurant patrons here are local. A refreshing change from the tourist traps that inhabit the larger more popular destinations, you're guaranteed an authentic experience with a visit to just about any locale in el pueblo. The Yum List takes a look at Bar Manchego, Restaurante el Montañes, and has a home cooked meal in the town too! Both restaurants are family run places radiating warm hospitality, down-to-earth tasty food, and wallet-friendly prices. Here's a photo journal of some of the iconic items we savoured:

Bar Manchego, Fuentes de Andalucia


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Fuentes de Andalucia, Sevilla
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Bar Manchego, Fuentes de Andalucia
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Alcaparrones - Giant Capers
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Bacalao Frito - Fried Cod
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Seats at the bar  are kept warm by locals morning to night
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Caracoles - a seasonal favourite
Toasted Bread with the Fat of Your Choice - butter, margarine, variety of pates
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Coffee - the morning essential
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Deep Fried Pork Fat
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Cold Cuts and Cheese
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Deep Fried Peppers

Restaurante El Montañes 


Chef Manche
Octopus and Caviar 
Squid Stuffed with Caramelised Onions
Squid Ink Croquettes 
Pate, Quail's Egg and Shredded Ham
Chicken and Ham
Squash and Goats' Cheese
Battered and Fried Prawns with a Centre of Black Rice
Figs, Biscuits and Ice Cream
Mixed Dessert Platter
Complimentary Shots to Make the Bill Go Down Easier - love this custom!


Home Cooked Spanish Cuisine in Fuentes de Andalucia


Now, if you're lucky enough to get to know one of these locals, they may even invite you to their home for a meal. The Yum List was in such luck and here we share with you some delectable home cooking. 


Cruzcampo - the national beer
Gazpacho - Wonderfully refreshing in the summer
Red Peppers, Onions and Tuna
Lunch - Yum!
Spanish Tortilla
Figs Plucked Fresh from the Tree for Dessert

17 comments:

  1. Seville and the Andalusian horses!
    Ole ole ole!
    What splendour.
    The bar scene with the men all drinking. This bought back memories!
    I found that all similar local bars like this one - the proprietor supplied
    free nibbles for the patrons - strangely with a salty tang - the reason
    of course is obvious - ha ha.
    The food was not really of the highest standard but then these bars were not
    a 5 star Shangri-la bar!! I got a severe case of the "TROTS' from one bar
    but it was in San Sebastian way up north on the Spanish/French border.

    Oh those magnificent horses - the Andalusians - the noblest of steeds.
    Of course Vienna is where you see them at their most famous venue!

    Great blog - ole!
    Colin aka El Cordobes #2

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    1. I might be a little slow to catch on, but I'm starting you get the feeling that you're a horseman Colin. :-) Those bars were great sources of diversion for us - wonderful conversations - although I'm not 100% sure on the accuracy of the stories being told.
      Hasta manana El Cordobes. ;-)

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    2. Yes - the Pony Club kid when young.
      Also went on small droves with the cattle to the rail
      yards when on the property. Loved mustering time etc.
      Ah we were once young,eh?
      Even rode across paddocks - 7 miles to school when in primary school.
      No "lollipop" people in those days - and strange as it may seem none
      of we youngsters got lost!!!
      The main rule was - "Shut the bloody gates or ELSE"!
      But I never had a ride on a magnificent Andalusian.
      Cheers
      Colin ( dreaming of the Spanish Academy in Vienna)

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  2. I am new to many dishes here, not many Spanish restaurants here in Penang

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    1. We have much more to come from Spain - many new dishes for us too as much of the cuisine is regional.

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  3. I just had a very good Spanish meal recently....and loved it! :) All the dishes look very good...I wish I can taste some of it here! ;)

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    1. More Spanish posts to come. Get ready to drool - hee hee! ;-)

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  4. The "caracoles" in your photos...my father used to eat something similar, perhaps it is the same thing. He called them "winkles". I used to cringe watching him. LOL! :) I, like Ken, am also new to many dishes here, but the presentations are very nice and your photos are beautiful!

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    1. I imagine they're something similar. It's quite a skill to eat them. First drink the broth, then flick the bodies out with a toothpick.

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  5. Caracoles. I sure would want to try those but those stuffed squids look like to die for!

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    1. Stuffed squid - possibly one of the highlights of our entire trip.

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  6. >Caracoles

    I would love to try them!
    Had escargots in France before.
    Oh I miss Seville. :)

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    1. More on beautiful Seville soon. Caracoles - related, just a little smaller and seasonal too.

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  7. Looks a friendly place and a happy chef..

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  8. Monica, I've been to Seville, but on a tour, and I guarantee you that we did not get a chance to eat at one of these places. I did love the city. The mention of the Andalusians reminds me of Zorro!

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  9. the tapas look excellent! i could certainly envision happily snacking on the octopus and croquettes all evening :)

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  10. You're in Spain now? Gosh, I'm so jealous! I've been to many parts of Europe but not Spain. Fly me there! xoxo

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