We were lucky enough to meet Jo and Jose here in Carmona and they invited us up to their apartment which had access to the rooftop. On this rooftop we not only enjoyed the coffee with our new acquintances, but also the view of the rooftops of Carmona and what was transpiring in the narrow streets of this old town. You can see that on the same streets where today people drive their new cars you still have people riding their donkeys (and the smell they give off is no worse than gasoline fumes).
Here at the L'Antiqva we had a wide choice of local Tapas that we could try, but we decided to opt for the full portion, so choose accordingly.
Favorite Dish: The "Iberian Assortment" that you can see in the photo was an excellent choice with 6 different cuts of smoked meats and sausages. The price was a bit stiff at 15 Euro, but they did have a menu in English which many restaurants did not. The only drawback is that this is NOT a complete meal and you need to order more additions, including bread and wine or other drink.
The Alto Borgo was an "accident". I mean that we usually choose to eat Spainish local dishes when in Spain...but here in Carmona we were looking for a place to dine the first evening there and we checked out Alto Borgo saw that it was Italian and began to walk away. Just our luck a gentleman was standing outside and asked us if he could help us. His name was Jose and he directed us to several local Spanish restaurants...we thanked him and went our way. As it turns out the other restaurants were packed at that hour, so we returned to Alto Borgo and entered. Jose was there as was his girlfriend Jo. We thanked him again and then a conversation began that was to last all night. We eventually invited them to have drinks and share dinner with us.
The owners, cooks, waiters, dishwashers, barman/woman, cashier are all two people, a man and wife, one from Italy and one from Japan who moved here to Carmona to open their dream. Would recommend this restaurant to all my friends.
Favorite Dish: The Italian dishes were excellent and in sufficient quantity that after dinner I did not feel the need to go to another restaurant to fill up.. also the "house wine", also from Italy, was a little high in price, but very good.
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Favorite thing: The center of town. The fortress behind; the cathedral ahead; the open plains to the left; the rest of Carmona to the right.