La Azotea, Seville
Tel: 34 955 116 748
Concierge.com's insider take:
This tiny bar is always packed with a loyal crowd of locals and anyone else who can squeeze in. The husband-and-wife team of Sevillano Juan Gómez Ortega and Californian Jeanine Merrill change the tapas menu weekly; a daily fish special comes paired with a glass of wine. The fish and seafood are outstanding and imaginative, mixing robust flavors (tuna, smoked mozzarella, and caper salad). Unusually for Seville restaurants, La Azotea serves an excellent selection of wines by the glass, mostly Spanish with a few Californian offerings. Reservations are not accepted, so if you're not there at opening time to bag a table, you'll have to put your name on the list (it's a fast turnover, and worth the wait). The same couple owns a deli/wine shop across the street (it holds regular tastings of wine paired with excellent local cheeses) as well as a second, slightly larger bar that's more centrally located at 12 Calle Conde de Barajas.—Fiona Flores Watson
Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 1:30 to 4:30 pm and 8:30 pm to midnight, September through July; Sundays 1:30 to 4:30 pm, September through June.