As a busy port, Huelva's staple food on offer in its bars and restaurants is a wonderful variety of fresh fish and shellfish, some locally caught. It is renowned throughout Spain for its "gambas blancas" (white prawns) and many types of clams of differing sizes: almejas, chirlas and coquinas to name a few. Try the city specialities: "rape al vino blanco" (monkfish in white wine) and "raya al pimentón" (skate with paprika). Also popular are the pork and ham products from the Sierra de Aracena north of Huelva.
Sample some of Huelva's wines, produced in the Condado region east of the city, halfway to Seville. These refreshing dry white wines are the perfect accompaniment to seafood.
A free tapas guide of bars and restaurants in the city is available from the tourist office.
In the heart of the pedestrianized shopping district, you can sit outside this bar and enjoy a great selection of tapas. Don't miss the Cadiz Costa de la Luz speciality, "mojama de atún" (cured tuna).
Calle Pérez 9.
Tel: 959 25 04 79
Taberna El Condado
Once you've shopped, come and drop here at this small bar, conveniently placed off the Calle Berdigón. Many locally produced delights are on the menu like Iberian chorizo and ham, revueltos de gurumelos (scrambled eggs with wild mushrooms) and asparagus from nearby Trigueros. As its name suggests, it also has Huelva's white wines from the Condado to wash down your tapas.
Calle Sor Ángela de la Cruz 3.
Tel: 959 26 11 23
Bar Paco Moreno
Good value working class bar near the Plaza de la Merced with an excellent choice of seafood. Paseo de la Independencia 18.
Tel: 959 24 30 48
Tiny bar just round the corner from the tourist office and bus station, with an impressive list of tapas on offer.
Calle Marina 2.