We stumbled across Pintxo when we took a wrong turning whilst trying to find our Bed & Breakfast in Fowey. I am so glad we did. As soon as we drove past I said to Steve “Look, a tapas bar. We have to go there!” I immediately put it on the list of places to visit.
I settled on the Manzanilla La Gitana. A sherry I hadn’t tried before. A dry sherry that is the lightest and most delicate member of the Sherry region and can only be made in the coastal town of Sanlacar de Barrameda set at the mouth of the River Guadalquivir. The Spanish tend to drink this sherry very chilled with a meal, tapas or simply like a wine.
I loved the flavours of this sherry with a dry, slightly salty taste. It was very drinkable and was absolutely perfect sitting outside in the early evening sunshine. It felt like I was sitting outside a bar in Seville not Fowey.
After a brief conversation with the lovely staff whilst settling our bill, I mentioned that we would be back!
The next evening I was hankering for another glass of Manzanilla La Gitana. It wasn’t as warm so we sat inside. The decor is simple but everything I would want. Modern in style with brushed metal tables and wooden seats. The tables around the outside of the small room have some rather squidgy looking high backed booth style seating. The ceiling is plastered with Spanish newspapers that I found particularly interesting to look at. Pintxo only opened a couple of months ago so a lot of the newspapers had relevant news on them albeit in Spanish. I noted one documenting the death of the great David Bowie.
Pintxo is situated on the Esplanade, Fowey and well worth a visit for a delicious sherry, beer, a glass of wine or perhaps a glass of Cava. Make sure you try some of the little plates too. They really are too good to pass up.