Karpanta de Sevilla


Good eats in Sevilla

Barbara Jean and I went trooping about Sevilla in the afternoon, saw a few sights, and headed back to the hotel. It was about time to get hungry. We were walking slowly up Calle Gonzalo Bilbao, keeping an eye out for somewhere to eat. Then a miracle occurred. We found a place that both of us agreed on.

It’s Karpanta, which is an unusual name for a Spanish food joint, but the menu looked inviting. Prices were right. We blundered in.

Yes, they had a menu in English. Yes, we could sit ourselves at that table over there. Miracle again. We both agreed on what to eat.

We shared a pizza Napolitana grande (6.90€) and each had a Coca Cola Zero grande (1.80€) and an ensalada mixta (3.90€). Add a small tip to that, and we got out fairly lightly. Here’s an appraisal:

  • Atmosphere: What atmosphere? Outside the antiqued finish on the bar paneling, this place gives definition to “plain.”
  • Friendliness and service: Impossible to beat. Just tops.
  • Food: The salads were excellent. Only iceberg lettuce, but with onions and tomatoes topped with tuna and ample. The pizza is not Papa Murphy’s. Flattest, thinest crust I have seen since New York and well cooked. The outer edges were evenly burnt. But delicious. We did not leave any scraps. Did I mention that a Napolitana pizza has anchovies?

It’s a short walk from the train station (and our hotel). We’re going to be here through Friday. We plan to be back.


About John Blanton

I'm a retired engineer living in San Antonio, Texas. I have served in the Navy, raced motorcycles, taken scads of photos and am usually a nice guy. I have political and religious opinions, and these opinions tend to be driven by an excess of observed stupidity. Gross stupidity is the supposed target of many of my posts.
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