Casa Balbino, Sanlúcar
The heavenly combination of local seafood and local wine is ubiquitous in Cádiz, but nowhere is it as good as at family-run Balbino. Now 75 years old, the restaurant attracts celebrities, politicians and well-heeled locals, though it’s far from fancy. You have to squeeze in, claw your way along the seafood display, order by weight at the bar, balance your teetering stack, and eat standing up under a bull’s head and framed matador snaps. Thankfully, the staff are funny and fast, and the food – mojama (sundried tuna), squid, stuffed spider crabs, baby sole, langoustines – is delicious. Meat is available, but it’s fish and seafood tapas, hot and cold, that this place is famed for, and tortillitas de camarones (shrimp fritters) above all. So good, and so cheap. Plaza de Cabildo 14,
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