A great gem of a place in the heart of Triana, one of the oldest and most infamous neighbourhoods "barrios" of Seville is La Blanca Paloma. Triana is also the soul of flamenco and Spanish tiled homes.
I have been coming to La Blanca Paloma for about a year now, located in the main passage of Calle San Jacinto, I would call it one of my locals for food that is fast, Spanish tapas home cooking style. The waiters are great and old school, perch in front of one at the bar and he will take your orders until the end! Don't even attempt to speak to another waiter or you may be told sternly that's not the way! I love this about Spanish bars once you understand the system. The space is quite large for a tapas bar, there is a sit-down restaurant towards the back and you need to speak to a waiter in the front bar to put your name down on the chalkboard waiting list. The restaurant cannot be pre-booked but you can order a drink and spill out onto the road outside whilst you wait for a table or perch at the bar (squeeze!) and eat standing as most tend to do.
The ambience, waiters and the menu are varied enough with modern twists on some classic tapas and cheap for the quality you get (some of my favourites are shown below but I'd recommend you ask the waiters for their dishes of the day, I'm yet to have a bad one here). The wine list is also good and they have a selection of bottled beer to choose from too outside of the standard Cruzcampo.
Hours: Monday to Saturday 12:00 - 16:30h and 20:00 - 00:00h. Closed Tuesday.
Reservations: +34 954 33 37 88
Address: Calle Pagés del Corro 86, Seville, Spain 41010
Options for celiacs/vegetarians: Very little