New York, New York
July 9, 2003
Often times, you'll find a group of tapas bars clustered just outside of a residential area (a great sign). This particular little tapas bar was among the best that I'd found! The ambience, service, and cuisine was absolutely perfect. One of my favorite moments while dining here was ordering the delicious Iberian ham. These cured ham legs are stored (hoof and all) by hanging them over the bar. Upon ordering, one of the bartenders will happily take down a fresh leg and carve it up right there. Iberian ham is a specialty of this very well-loved establishment. It wasn't hard believe that the patrons went through two entire legs during the short time we were there.
I recommend eating right at the bar rather than sitting down. The more crowded places offer a chance to mingle with the locals and enjoy the house specialties. Just ask for what the guy next to you is having! Also, be sure to have a glass of the very excellent sherry offered with your tapas.
From journal Cultural Crossroads in Spain's Andalucia