Spanish for Beginners

Feb 27, 2012 No Comments by

If you are a tapas virgin and want to dip your toe into Spanish gastronomy and a bit of culture at the same time, check out Taberna del Volapie. Located on the Avda. Ramón Gómez de la Serna (the road that runs behind Zara on the Ricardo Soriano) Taberna del Volapie is part of a chain of Spanish bars that tries to recreate the look and atmosphere of an Andalucian inn.


It does the job pretty well with the interior featuring traditional tiles, bullfighting photos as well as pictures of the greats of Flamenco, especially Cameron. It’s light, welcoming and spotless and there are also mementos of Jerez and Cadiz. Outside on the street there are tables as well as barrels to sit around. The Taberna del Volapie boasts an impressive range of wines and chilled Cruzcampo on draught is the house beer.


The menu is, as you would expect, traditionally Spanish and there are all kinds of meats, Jamon Ibericos, and cheeses, as well as tapas. Taberna del Volapie also serves paper cones of fried shrimp, croquettes and white fish, all for under €5, which is outstanding value. I went for the flamenquines, which came with tomato salad on the side.


The staff are friendlty, polite and smartly dressed and Taberna del Volapie was busy with men arguing the finer points of bullfighting over a chilled caña when I left. A great introduction to Spanish cuisine!



Taberna del Volapie

Avda. Ramón Gómez de la Serna 4
ES-29600 Marbella, Malaga

0034 952 775 672/ 34 675 314 678 | www.tabernanadelvolapie.com

About the reviewer, Giles Brown

Based in Marbella since the mid 80s, Giles has been involved in all forms of the media for over 20 years, and as a magazine editor for national business and lifestyle publications his work has appeared in The Times, Daily Mail, Sunday Times Travel Magazine and City Player Magazine. With an unrivalled reputation as a professional lunch guest, Giles is an inevitable fixture on Marbella's social scene...
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