La Covadonga

Covadonga,

1915-1951

In 1910, this establishment was bought by a new owner, Rafael Pérez Rivero who owned it until 1915. It is listed as his property in Vicente Gómez Zarzuela’s ‘Guía de Sevilla’ (Guide to Seville). In 1915, it was transferred to Juan Fernández y García del Busto, who changed its name from Casa Antonio to the more sonorous ‘La Covadonga’, which indicates that Juan Fernández del Busto came from Asturias.

At this time, many groceries shops were in the hands of owners from Asturias, Santander, Galicia and Zamora, who gave them names from their places of origin, such as ‘La Flor de la Sierra’, ‘La Flor de Toranzo’, ‘Mantequerías Leonesas’ and this one, ‘La Covadonga’, in honour of Asturias’ Patron Virgin.

Juan Fernández was an astute entrepreneur and, taking advantage of the wide space of the establishment that encompassed two houses’ ground floors, he dedicated one side, in Calle Flandes, to the groceries, and the other side, in Calle Panecitos, to sell coffee, wines and spirits, where he furnished a medium-sized room with some tables.

At the beginning, Juan Fernández ran the establishment with his brother José, but José later opened a similar, independent establishment in Calle Moratín No. 19.

Between 1925 and 1929, Seville experienced a huge commercial euphoria and ‘La Covadonga’ gained considerable prestige. Its advertisement appeared often in the press during those years, including special issues dedicated to spring festivals, such as ‘El Correo de Andalucía’ in 1926.

 After the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929 and due to the economic crisis Seville was suffering, many establishments were sold, including ‘La Covadonga’, which was bought by Domingo Izquierdo. Izquierdo kept it as the grocery shop in San Lorenzo area and removed the tables and the counter dedicated to wines and spirits.

  • star rating  Buen bar, y buen ambiente. Bar de tapas detrás de la basílica del Gran Poder con gran ambiente de semana santa, las croquetas es su punto fuerte.

    avatar thumb Andres M
    1 de July de 2022
  • star rating  Croquetas de jamón de 10, flamenquin impresionante . Trato personal y muy agradable. Volveré cuando esté de nuevo por Sevilla

    avatar thumb Santi1492
    24 de April de 2022
  • star rating  Se tapea espectacular. Siempre que voy a Sevilla tapeo allí. Las tapas buenísimas. Súper amables y rápidos. Las croquetas de rabo de toros y de pucheros espectaculares. Lo recomiendo. Justo... read more

    avatar thumb marenavas
    6 de April de 2022
  • star rating  La comida exquisita, croquetas de bacalao... Quitan el sentido, repetimos. Un atún con gulas riquísimo.
    Lo malo es que reservamos mesa en la terraza a las 20.30 y no... read more

    avatar thumb rociorramos7
    26 de March de 2022
  • star rating  Muy buen sitio. Muy recomendable. Comida buena y buen ambiente. Ole ole. Volveremos en nuestra próxima visita a Sevilla

    avatar thumb padawan0007
    10 de March de 2022
  • star rating  Espectaculares croquetas de bacalao
    Las tapas de jamón y el solomillo en salsa con ajo y perejil buenísimo todo recomendable

    avatar thumb Esther_3T3
    8 de March de 2022
  • star rating  Un clásico de la gastronomía sevillana. Tiene las que sin dudas son las mejores croquetas de la ciudad.
    Lugar y trato autóctono, con precios muy asequibles y una comida... read more

    avatar thumb paladar_caballa
    21 de February de 2022
  • star rating  Somos de Madrid, y nos lo recomendó una amiga Sevillana,por sus croquetas.
    Por supuesto,las probamos junto con flamenquin y queso rebozado.
    Todo muy rico.

    avatar thumb ana g
    19 de February de 2022

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