History

Valentín Antonio Casablanca, grandfather of the current managers of Bodeguita Casablanca, ran a local festival in the forties on the Alameda de Hércules corner Santa Ana. It was called La Antigua Sacristía, in honour of the hotel of the same name situated there. His son Manuel inherited the hospitality gene. The third generation, Antonio and Tomás, would not delay in opening their own establishments. First, the Bodeguita Los Barriles, beach of Matalascañas, in the eighties. Later, the Bar Manzanilla Sanlúcar and the Casablanca Restaurant, both on Zaragoza street, in the old town of Seville. They also managed another Bodeguita Los Barriles in the Casa de la Moneda.

In 2005, with Manuel Casablanca already retired, the Bodeguita Casablanca moved to its current headquarters on Avenida de la Constitución, specifically at number 12 Adolfo Rodriguez Jurado Street. We will explain this with words from here: to the side of the Casa de la Moneda, facing the Archivo de Indias and at the back of the Golden Tower (Torre del Oro). Sevillian on all four sides.

In 2005, with Manuel Casablanca already retired, the Bodeguita Casablanca moved to its current headquarters on Avenida de la Constitución, specifically at number 12 Adolfo Rodriguez Jurado Street. We will explain this with words from here: to the side of the Casa de la Moneda, facing the Archivo de Indias and at the back of the Golden Tower (Torre del Oro). Sevillian on all four sides.

Go ahead, Your Majesty

Spring of 1992. The year of the World Fair. Days of great splendour in the ancient Hispalis. Bodeguita Casablanca – at that time in the Zaragoza Street, near the Plaza Nueva, receives an unexpected visit. The door opens and in comes His Majesty King Juan Carlos I. After him, Queen Sofia and other members of the Royal Family. They are in Seville to attend a reception. Somebody of protocol recommends a table at Casablanca. Said and done. Like anything, he requests tapas of beans with cuttlefish and of sailors’ noodles. To drink, a half-bottle of manzanilla wine. For her, tapas of pisto. They enjoy the tasting, fixing the serviette to the buckle of the belt, thank for the attention and … put their hands in their pockets to pay! This did not take place, obviously. http://bodeguitacasablanca.com/en/the-restaurant/ http://bodeguitacasablanca.com/en/the-restaurant/ http://bodeguitacasablanca.com/en/the-restaurant/The following day, all the newspapers made a report of the royal event in the Bodeguita Casablanca. And a while after they received a thank you card from the Royal family.