The restaurant very close to the cathedral but not in the Barrio de Santa Cruz direction so it is not so turistic, actually several of the few tables were occupied by spanish people.
The outside is painted dark green but the inside is painted red and black with old fashioned decor, made me think it was a chinese restaurant before.
The first room have a counter and a small food preparation area and some high tables with stools, the next room have some other regular tables.
It is a basic place but the food was good and well cooked.
The bathroom, even if tiny, was clean.
Favorite Dish: We had the "Tapa del dia" combination, it was a combination of four item, a selection of local cheese, some tomatoes based meat stew and some marinated sardines. We wanted to try also other of their specialties like the croquettes but it was late afternoon (ha ha yes, we went to lunch late even for spanish standard!!) and the croquettes were finished.
With three big beer the bill was 27 euros.
Starbucks.....there are two of them, facing the cathedral. I visited one, and it was quiet, and the coffee was the same as always.
If your feet tell you it is time to rest, maybe this is one place you might consider, although it is not Spanish--is it?
Favorite Dish: Banana Muffin
Bag of Coffee to take home ( I live in Europe now).
No free cup of coffee if you buy a bag here. I guess I will have to go back to Munich. :-)
The day after having a breakfast of churros, we decided to try Historic Horno, one of the oldest restaurants in Sevilla. What do you call this place, it is a bakery, a restaurant, and has Spanish delicacies, too. You can go in the afternoon and sit upstairs for a coffee or tea, downstairs has a bigger selection of bakery goods to choose visually. They make sandwiches, and other food plates.
If you go upstairs do not expect fast service, the waiters cover a lot of area, and one other thing to mention if you like quiet places, this is not one of them.
However, when you go inside your eyes will find a wonderful multitudes of bad things to enjoy...colorful and sugary. This is not Starbucks, which is across the street, with just a few muffins and sliced breads. It will be difficult to decide what you want to try.
When the waiter comes to your table, and you do not know what the name of your choice is, ask him to follow you to the counter and show him. They do that all the time.
I recommend this place for at least one time, but I bet you will go back for more.
Favorite Dish: Kidnap the baker and take him home! We live in good times!
This place gets my highest recommendation in Sevilla.
We tried a lot of Tapas Bars. Many of them would not allow us to buy a tapas size portion of their better part of the menu (at least for me), but this restaurant allows you to order tapas size for everything.
They have an immense menu, and I am including this in the fotos below, also you can compare prices which are competitive with others.
This food, I recommend, as it was prepared well, arrived hot, and tasted great.
It is out of the tourist area, being at the corner of the gardens, so you can expect less frills, i.e. matador suits on wall, stuffed bull heads, etc, and better food. We almost passed it up because it did not look like a museum...inside with all the things hanging on the walls and ceiling. That would have been a big mistake, and on our last night there after trying many tapas places.
Favorite Dish: There are two duck items, both awesome. (page 3 of menu)See foto....
Their croquetas are great.
The table white wine did not give us a headache the next day....
and if you are adventurous, try cola de toro.. tail of the bull.
Not a noisy place, even with the soccer game on television.
Waiters are on top of things with fast service.
Tapas is great but we wanted to try Paella, and now I can recommend La Cueva as the place to go for a great experience. We ordered the seafood paella, and while having a cerveza we took in all the furnishing of this restaurant, including past bulls' heads hanging on wall, retired matador suits, posters, and other collectibles. One of the Waiters is usually cutting the Spanish prisciutto on the bar, which is very different than Italian--try it. The service was more than good, considering that every table was always occupied, and everyone seemed happy and not in a hurry.
This restaurant is located near the cathedral area, but not directly on the plaza. Plaza de Doña Elvira
Favorite Dish: The Paella--all the seafood was fresh, the shrimp was favorful and all the mussels opened up, which is a give away on fresh seafood.
The price below includes the drinks. This place is not extravagantly overpriced, but medium.
Tables give you lots of room, in comparison to other restaurants, and the chairs are comfortable.
The restroom is very clean. The lady owner was polite and the waiters efficient.
We wanted to try a paella, and we found this restaurant just wandering around in Santa Cruz. It is decorated with bull fight related objects, matador jackets and even some bull head hanging in the walls.
The tables set up is fancy with real tableclothes and napkins and even decorated plates. There are two dining area, one indoors and another in a covered patio.
They have a great selection of local food, meat and fish and a good wine list.
Favorite Dish: We ordered paella mista (seafood and meat) for two and we had three beer for less than 50 euros.
Paella was delicius and worth the over 30 minutes wait!
We tried to peek into everybody else plates and all we saw look and smell wonderful.
High quality food based on traditional products.
I attended a closing dinner of a conference. We were served some appetizer in the terrace, then we entered in the restaurant and had a nice dinner enjoying a magnificent view of the Guadalquivir and the Torre del Oro.
Just around the corner from my hostal on C/Archeros, the restaurant is on Santa Maria la Blanca.
Tables inside and out.
One can have a full meal, wine, spirits or a simple Spanish breakfast of tostados con tomate y aceite de, or eggs and bacon, as one chooses. The prices are competitive for the area. The food is good, the portions large.
Best for breakfast, but also al fresco dining in the evening, and menu del dia in the afternoons.
Good tapas - enough to make a full meal of.
Nice wait staff and good service, fast, efficient and with a smile.
Favorite Dish: The best tortilla I had in Spain, moist, full of onions and well spiced. Very tasty
My apologies off the bat for not remember the name of this specific restaurant. It is only now on my travels that I am collecting more and more detail.
However you will find many great culinary spots in Sevilla. This place was very close to the cathedral.
I remember it was very busy and hard to get a seat but when I did the duck I ordered was great. Some other people where eating some sort of cheese that appeared to be deep fried and this was also tasty!
Like everywere in Spain, Sevilla has its share of Tapas Bars. I found one just up the street from Hotel Ducal and really enjoyed it I have to say.
The seafood is so cheap it is hard to belive and I tried a Cruz Campo beer.
The guy working at the bar let me keep the glass to which was neat.
Good place for breakfast and/or a cup of coffee before a long bus trip.
They don't do European breakfasts but you can get a really good tostado here.
Nice thick toasted bread with tomato and oil. The coffee is excellent. The servings are large and the food tasty. Prices are more than reasonable.
Ate here twice. Was unable to finish the tostado, so wrapped it up in a napkin and took with for a snack later in the day.
Tables indoors and outside.
Favorite Dish: I have eaten only breakfast here - tostado tomate y aceite de .
Tasty, large portion, reasonable price.
Good cafe con leche too.
This restaurant places it's tables next to those of another restaurant, the Alianza, so that one thinks they are eating from the latter restaurant. The tables are placed under trees and in the shade. It does look inviting. Only later when one sees the waiter running down the hill to another place altogether does one understand...
The Menu del dia is very limited. The salad was good, the potato tortilla so so - kind of dry, not enough onion. The paella was too oily by far. The bread at least was fresh. For desert there was no choice. Was served an inedible creme caramel - and anyone that knows me, knows what a sweet tooth I have. I will eat most anything, but this - ugh - two spoonfuls was enough.
One drink was included but did not include coffee as the one drink.
And for this feast they charged Euro 13 instead of the usual Euro 10.
Favorite Dish: All in all not very good.
This traditional, luxury-class hotel, named after King Alfonso XIII, was built in 1928, to house the heads of state attending the 1929 Great Ibero-American Exhibition. At the time, it was conceived to be the most luxurious hotel in Europe.
It was used during the filming of Lawrence of Arabia, when the attractive inner Andalusian courtyard was used as the Courtyard of the Cairo Officers club in the 1962 film.
Today, it is considered to be THE place to stay in Seville - Royalty, Film stars and discerning wealthy visitors enjoy the old fashioned service here.
I'd just visited the nearby Bullring, and was heading to the site of the Tobacco Factory (That inspired Carmen), when I ran into a couple who I'd met earlier while travelling from Bilbao to Seville- They were following Springsteen's Spanish tour too. They told me that Bruce and the E-Street Band were staying at the hotel nearby-The Alfonso, and they'd gone there after the previous nights concert. They also mentioned that they'd seen Nils Lofgren in Starbucks that morning.
I carried on my way to enjoy my sightseeing. Passing the entrance to the hotel, I spotted Garry Tallent walking up the driveway. I carried on walking, and saw a notice on the wall advertising the swimming pool and lunches or drinks/snacks.
I was quite thirsty, and was thinking of finding somewhere soon for a drink. I really wanted a pot of tea, and realised that this old fashioned hotel might be a good place to try.
A chance to see Bruce too? Well no- I'd always maintained that I didn't want to meet my hero-as I'd be sure to end up a jibbering wreck. Also, I don't feel it's right to intrude, when they're enjoying some private time.
Hmmm - later that day, I DID meet him!
So, I made my way up the hotel steps, and into the impressive entrance hall. I soon spotted signs to the bar and restaurant, and found myself in a lounge area, where some people were seated enjoying drinks. I found a settee in a corner, hidden away. A uniformed waiter approached, and I ordered a pot of tea, and asked if they served cake. He nodded, and returned with a tray. Along with a pot of tea - (Hoorah-the tea was infusing in the hot water - not the usual hot water jug and a tea bag to add to the water) was a plate of 3 pastries. 2 chocolate with nut pieces, and one similar to a strudel.
While I enjoyed my afternoon tea (Merienda) I had a look at my surroundings- The architecture was of the Mudejar, or Andalusian style- timber ceilings, with decorative inlay work, colourful azulejos (glazed tiles), arched windows and passageways. Through the windows, I could see the courtyard, with its fountain.
A quiet, restrained atmosphere was in evidence here.
Bar San Fernando Open: 11:30 to 22:00.
Favorite Dish: I enjoyed my pot of tea, although I was disappointed to have only one sachet of sugar-(I like my tea hot, black and sweet) There was a sachet of artificial sweetener- and I'm afraid that I used this-Eurggggh!
The delicate pastries were tasty.
It was nice to sit in these pleasant surroundings, enjoying a pot of tea, out of Seville's summer heat.
My bill came to 7.49 Euros- Merienda (Afternoon tea) 7 Euros and 0.49 Euros Tax
This pleasant Pizzeria was very near to my hostel. I was quite hungry, and there was a free table outside. Although my seat was next to the (busy) road, it wasn't too much of a problem.
A good spot for people watching!
The waiters were all friendly, polite and helpful.
It took me quite a while to choose my pizza, as it was quite an extensive menu! Besides a long list of Pizzas, there are pasta dishes, salads, desserts etc. I think prices started at around 5 euros.
I didn't get to see inside, so not sure how big it was. It certainly seemed to be a popular place. They have another branch at c/ Luchana 2 41004 Sevilla (Alfalfa). Tel 954 216 164
Favorite Dish: I enjoyed my Mixta Pizza (7 Euros) Beer (cerveza) - (1.50 Euros), and coffee (1.50 Euros). There was a service charge of 0.30 Euros.
My pizza was the thin crust variety, with a delicious topping - tomato, cheese, ham, mushrooms, herbs, and I think it was artichoke. It was freshly made, and hot from the oven-very tasty!
I couldn't eat all of my Pizza, as It was so filling. The waiter packaged the rest up for me to take away - (I enjoyed it for my lunch next day)
This is a fantastic little gem of a restaurant that many people walk right past. Don’t pass up your opportunity to enjoy fantastic traditional Andalusian food. It has a cosy and interesting interior filled with many local artefacts, posters from bull fights and even a few ribbons awarded to prize bulls. The fantastic waiter clad in a tuxedo invited me in and made me feel very welcome. He actually recommended that I try some typical Andalusian dishes. What a great result! I enjoyed Gazpacho as my starter. This cold, tomato based vegetable soup, is served with egg and vegetables cut into small pieces. Add as much or as little as you like to make a heartier dish. I then ordered the Ragoût de Toro a la Flamenca (Bull meat ragoût Andalusian style). Wow! This was so good I did consider licking my plate to get every drop of the fantastic sauce.
Los Toriles serves several typical Andalusian meals including: Stewed beef tail, stewed kidneys with Sherry and breaded beef tripe. If it’s just a steak you want they can be served either tartare or with the following sauces: hot sauce, green pepper, and Diana. Their house red wine is a delicious Rioja and the waiter open a fresh bottle for me to enjoy by the glass.
This would be a great place to have a romantic meal without busting your budget.
They are open from 12pm-4pm and 8pm-Midnight.
Gazpacho starter, Ragoût de Toro a la Flamenca (Bull meat ragoût) all washed down with the house Rioja or maybe a cold beer.