La Cueva: Sangria, Seafood, and More!
Located in one of the prettier plazas in the Barrio de Santa Cruz, the Plaza Dona Elvira, La Cueva is one of the restaurants in town that does have a sangria made on a daily basis. On a hot day the melon con jamon (melon with ham) is a great way to start a meal. The green beans cooked with diced ham was tasty although the beans were a bit overdone. The oxtail (coro del toro) and boquerones fritos (anchovies) were our tasty choices here). Very friendly wait staff and one of the nicer outdoor dining settings we experience in Sevilla.
Favorite Dish: Boquerones fritos, rabo de toro, melon con jamon
Casa Manolo: Best food ever
We were recommended to go to this place by our hotel manager. The restaurant is located on the "other" side of river where tourists don't go. It is a very popular place where locals go for a date, family event, or just to have a nice meal.
The place is very casual, although the service is very professional.
Place is inexpensive and honest.
Favorite Dish: We loved calamari in their own ink as well as all the other dishes you can see on our pictures.
They also have great sangria and will treat you to a free desert if you make a good impression.
Hermanos Gómez: Pescaito frito
There are some "Hermanos Gómez" restaurants along the town. One of them (in the picture) is located in Murillo's Park, very well located for tourists. It's quite cheap and with a casual atmosphere. In addition they usually attend customers very quickly.
Hay varios restaurantes "Hermanos Gómez" a lo largo de la ciudad. Uno de ellos (el de la foto) se encuentra en los Jardines de Murillo, muy bien situado para turistas. Es bastante barato y con un ambiente informal. Además los camareros suelen atender rápido a los clientes.
Favorite Dish: You can eat either seafood and meat, but I personally prefer the fried fish (pescaito frito), as squids, anchovines or any other.
Puedes comer tanto pescado como carne, pero yo personalmente prefiero el pescaito frito, como calamares, boquerones y otros.
Modesto: Good food, an unassuming exterior
We ate here twice; the first time we were tired, having had arrived late, and we wandered throught the Barrio de Santa Cruz looking for the 'right place': 7 people all with a different idea of what 'right' was!
Modesto is right on the edge of the Barrio at the northern end of the Murillo Gardens, pictured here. You'll find a small square with tables outside for tapas (from 3 euros). Upstairs is a simple, attractive restaurant where nine of us ate the second night: about 12 euros a head.
A lot of local people eat here - always encouraging - and the food is delicious, including some unusual egg dishes, excellent paella, delicious meatballs, tiny broad beans.
Friendly and charming - we all liked this place. Good for a celebration or a snack.
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Lizarran Tabernas Selectas: Lizarran tapasbar - Experience it yourself!
Lizarran is really great. For me, there is no moment when I feel more like being in Spain then in a Lizarran.
It is a tapasbar where all tapas (both hot and cold) are placed on the counter. You simply grab an empty plate and pick those tapas that are appetizing. The personnel also walks by with plates filled with tapas. Again, if you see something you like on them, just take it. All tapas have a wooden cocktail stick in them. When you have had enough tapas, simply give the person behind the counter all your empty sticks and he or she charges you for the number of sticks. This is really a very relaxed way of having dinner. If you are lucky, you will be the only tourist and you will be surrounded by locals.
Lizarran Tabernas Selectas is a chain of tapasbars that can be found all over Spain. In Sevilla we visited one in Calle Javier Lasso de la Vega 14 on the corner with calle Trajano. It is a sidestreet of the Plaza del Duque (de la Victoria) which is in the shopping district of Sevilla. On the Plaza del Duque you will also find El Corte Ingles - THE Spanish department store.
Favorite Dish: Not applicable, since you will always discover new things here!
Bar Rest Mezquita El Cordobes: The best breakfast
they ahve mensu for around 7 euros per person at lunch and dinner, but also they ahve an interesting selection of breakfast menus at a good price. I would recomend if you ahve in mind a long day and want to have a substantial breakfast to last you the whole day!
From 1,20 up to 3,00 Euros the breakfast menus
Bodega Santa Cruz: One of Many Great Tapas Joints
Located on the busy corner of three streets in the Barrio de Santa Cruz, Bodega Santa Cruz is busy with locals during the day at lunch time but crowded with tourists in the evenings and late into the night. The tapas are very good with the croquetas casera (homemade light potato croquets with a bit of egg and ham mixed in) an obvious stand out. The tortillas camarones was more of a shrimp fritter than the traditional Spanish omelette that is more commonly known as a tortilla and was a bit overfried for my taste.
Favorite Dish: The best croquetas caseras in town!
Dona Lina Tapas: Tapas in Sevilla
We had a very pleasant lunch of tapas at Dona Lina Tapas. It is located in the Barrio de Santa Cruz, very near the Alcazar, so it was in the perfect spot for our very short visit to Sevilla. The restaurant is air-conditioned (a welcome respite from the heat!) and was decorated with very old antiques like typewriters and LP turntables. Wine bottles also line the walls and dark wood is the norm.
Favorite Dish: Menus were all in Spanish so we weren't exactly sure what we were ordering. We ordered some of the usual mainstays for us, like calamari. The kids ordered some chicken, beef and fish tapas plates which they said were excellent. For what we needed - a delicious lunch, close to the places we wanted to visit, air conditioned, it was really perfect.
The menu was also written down on a blackboard near the front door. Click on that photo for the menu.
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Cerveceria Giralda: Great Tapas
The first tapas bar we hit upon our arrival in Sevilla and a good spot for it. We went a bit early (noonish) so it wasn’t too crowded. We did have to squeeze into a small spot at the bar but the other diners (all Spanish) were nice enough to make room for us. Everyone was eager to help us identify their dishes when I asked what they were eating (“Que es eso?”). One group even gave us samples of their dish (coquinas or small clams…not on the menu we were told) to try. The bartender was also very accommodating in telling me what the red wine and lemon soda spritzers were called in Spanish. We actually went back a few days later for more tastings!
Favorite Dish: Coquinas, champinon rellenos (stuffed mushrooms), chocos fritos (fried squid)
Horno San Buenaventura: Pastries, Cookies, Deli
Just across the busy Avenida de la Constitucion from the Cathedral, this popular pasteleria and deli has some very enticing sweets in their display cases. The cookies are not too buttery but are very nice nonetheless. The cakes (you can purchase individual slices) are also worth a try. Great for breakfast or to take away for a snack later in the day!
Corral del Agua: in a shady, flower-scented patio
We arrived late, having been in a bus crash on our way back from the Macarena Basilica. (The crash involved a lot of shouting and lot of resigned form filling - but no injuries.) We were glad, therefore, to find ourselves in a charming and shady pink patio, over-hung with jasmine, cooled and soothed by the sound of a fountain.
A great place to escape the midday heat; not such a great place to escape from other tourists : you'll here anything but Spanish spoken around you. However, don't be too put off as the atmosphere is laid back. Not a 'menu-with-colour photos-of-the-food' type of ambience.
The waiters are charming; ours seemed telepathic: a beer was produced for my husband (who doesn't drink wine) the moment we arrived ...and without him having to ask for it!
Favorite Dish: The restaurant serves a wide range of andalucian dishes -my family (I'm taking the picture) all enjoyed the food. My husband had 'grandmother's meatballs', the rest of us had a variety of fish dishes - all fresh and served with delicious sauces. The gazpacho and the slightly-more-obscure-soup-similar-to-gazpacho-name-of-which-I-forget were excellent. The restaurant is rather expensive but there is a 20 euro 'set menu' of two courses.
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Antigua Abacería de San Lázaro
We found this place by chance when looking for a cozy little place to have some birthday tapas for Heinz. We left Calle Betis (which is a very popular strip for nightowls with bars and restaurants) and saw a crowd of people just outside of what seemed to be a little food store!
We went inside, found a seat and ordered some food - mostly cold food like the excellent cheeses and ham. There were lots of people there, but most of them locals, which we enjoyed a lot!
The food was delicious and the red wine was excellent! And the ambiente was something else: tapas in a food store!
Cerveceria Giralda: Tapas near the Cathedral
Cerveceria Giralda is located just up the road from the cathedral.
It serves good tapas and local wine.
It is located in a really interesting building, and was pretty busy when we were there.
Filled with plenty of locals and some tourists enjoying some of Sevilla's finest tapas.
Favorite Dish: It was all good!!
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La 1ª del Puente: Eat at the river
Just on the side of Triana, in front of the Torre del Oro, entering through Cuba Sqaure there are a couple of restaurants. We tried the 3rd one that loked not so expensive as the first one (very posh) the dishes were really big and prices very good, I would recomend 100% :-) but please do not go in a hurry, service is slow :-)
Restaurante Los Duendes: Small but good
This restaurant is small, and you will see the waiter go outside to get somethings at the neighbours regularly, but the food is seriously good.
We had a paella with seafood, but you can also choose for another variety.
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