If you are looking for a restaurant that serves authentic Spanish food in Stuttgart I know where you should go: José y Josefina in Stuttgart-West!
José y Josefina has opened in September and it can be called an homage to the owner’s parents named – you might guess it – José and Josefina: At José y Josefina it should be as cozy as it was in Josefina’s kitchen and the food should be as authentic Spanish as it was when Josefina had cooked for the family. And all the Spanish that was spoken on the tables around us when I was at José y Josefina told me that the team has reached its goal.
The menu offers high quality Spanish cuisine. You can go for Tapas (labeled “Para compartir”), soup or salad as starter (“Seguimos”), meat, fish or paella and other rice dishes (to share!). And of course there’s dessert too (“Postres”).
We were greeted with a plate of olives to share. It was hard to decide what to get because everything sounded promising. In the end my friends and I went for a mix of five different Tapas:
Yummy! And actually very filling. The only downside of José y Josefina: vegetarians won’t find a huge selection. There’s of course salad and soup but only two Tapas are vegetarian for example and even though there is vegetarian paella, it is for two or more people and most non-vegetarians are not too keen on sharing vegetarian paella when they can go for the non-vegetarian version.
We enjoyed our evening at José y Josefina a lot and sat there for ages (so put a tick behind “as cozy as in Josefina’s kitchen” :-)).
At the end we were offered a glass of schnaps (I don’t know what it’s authentic Spanish name was, sorry…) and told good-bye with a handshake like old friends. Lovely. So if you’re looking for authentic Spanish food in Stuttgart and a cozy night out, make sure you check out José y Josefina. But make sure to book a table in advance!