My friend Edgar had already warned me that visiting the Los Coloniales tavern was mandatory when in Seville.
We were there this weekend and, really, it is an ideal place for lunch or dinner if you're in the centre of the city as it is very close to the cathedral.
It is advisable to arrive early if you do not want to queue. We arrived at 13:00 and were seated immediately (and there were more than ten of us...), but when we left there were queues to get a table.
We tried the patatas bravas (fried diced potatoes with warm spicy tomato sauce), the chicken with almond sauce, the rice of the day, and "tablas rocieras," one of their flagship dishes.
I highly recommend it, a great assortment of meats. It is an ideal place to order all the food to share. They serve very fast and the coffees are very good. Without a doubt, I will return to Los Coloniales on my next visit to Seville.
On one of the nights of the past EBE09 we dined at this unique bodega located behind the Real Maestranza de Sevilla.
Nearby there are plenty of little bars and restaurants for dining, but this place seemed like the most attractive.
The decor was typical Andalusian, but filled with decorative motifs of G.H. Martel & Co. champagne Mumm! This gave it a touch of sophistication.
The tapas were sublime: Spanish omelette, filthy sandwiches and sausages ... a feast of meat products and sauces that sent us to bed with a smile from ear to ear.
The best part of all came as we were paying seeing that three people ate very well for only 21 €. These things can only happen in Seville.
The Corral del Agua restaurant is situated in the Santa Cruz neighbourhood, in the narrow passage of calle del Agua 6, which runs parallel to the Alcázar wall, from the Murillo Gardens to the Jewish Quarter.
Over the course of the street one can see courtyards typical of the neighbourhood. The locale has an antique Seville patio that forms a beautiful set, the patio tables are situated around the fountain and typical Andalusian well, which together with the decor and lush vegetation, provides a pleasant freshness on hotter days.
It's a nice restaurant for lunch or dinner in a beautiful environment.
The Bodega Santa Cruz, also known as "Las columnas" (the columns), at this point is already a classic in Seville tapas culture.
Both at night and midday, it gets packed and its lack of tables causes people to huddle around the bar and pile up in the street outside the establishment.
The key to success for this place, in addition to its prime location (right in the heart of Seville), is the economic price of their beer and sandwiches.
A good place to start the evening where you can dine "without realizing" on tapas alone.
El Rinconcillo is a classic that should not be missed when traveling to Seville (Andalusia, Spain) and you want to go for tapas or a meal.
Reforms were made in 1898 and they annexed the adjacent building.
It is a typical tavern that retains its primary decor: mahogany bar, an old ceiling with azulejos of which the oldest date back to the seventeenth century (gorgeous).
It is located on calle Gerona 40. Very central.
One thing of note, when you order, whatever you consume is written down by the bartender with chalk, just in front of the place you occupy. After asking for the bill they add up all your drinks and once paid for, they rub it all out, as has been done forever. A must.
If there is anything that can match the exquisite tapas in Seville bars, without doubt, it is the wonderful sweets sold in their confectioner's, some of them like this one "La Campana", a locale decorated exquisitely and with good taste.
The confectioner's is vintage, and is deeply rooted in Seville tradition, being that it was founded in 1885 and has always been regarded as a meeting place both in winter or at its terrace in the summer.
In La Campana you will find a variety of sweets and turrón's all hand-made, delicious meringues, Yemas sevillana's (pastry made exclusively with egg yolks and a syrup that is cooked with lemon juice and cinnamon to reduce it until it's a dense mixture), almonds, as well as traditional sweets at certain times of year, such as kings cake, or French toast topped with cinnamon and sugar or golden syrup at Easter in addition to sweets in the form of capuchins (Nazarenes) or thrones made of chocolate. A treat for the eyes and palate.
Bar Robles Laredo is in a privileged place in the centre of Seville, in the Plaza de San Francisco, No. 1 on calle Sierpes and overlooking the Giralda.
Previously, it was the legendary Bar Laredo, but it was converted into the establishment it is today after reforms. The cuisine is quite varied, from the cold tapas, meats, and fish to be eaten with beer or wines, to the exquisite pastries to accompany coffee. The bakery can also prepare for take-away.
We recommend you try the tapas during the day and if time permits, sitting down in their outdoor terrace to order a cocktail after eating, you'll be surprised!
A magnificent place where you go in and the staff are waiting to serve you. Gastronomically it is superior, really great. Everyone should go through Eslava. A particular feature is the narrowness and smallness of the main dining room, but it only adds to the charm.
The service friendly and efficient, the food innovative and splendid value for money.
You must go early to find a spot, but it’s worth it. Mini antelope burger, foie gras and chocolate coulant for dessert.
Last night in Plaza de San Francisco I discovered a new spot to enjoy great food in a city where there is not an abundance of locales that encourage creative cutting edge cuisine.
I went with friends, not expecting much, and I left happy and eager to repeat. In a cosy locale, excellently located, Albarama offered us a sample of elaborate cuisine of surprising creativity and undeniable quality.
They were gracious in the agreement, with an adjusted menu in terms of price and a careful selection of wines.
The experience was extraordinary. I recommend it to anyone who lives in Seville or is stopping by wanting to enjoy a good time sat at a table
On my last visit to Seville I ate at this restaurant, in the Santa Cruz neighbourhood, opposite the headquarters of the Venerable Palace Abengoa Focus Foundation.
It is located in the Plaza de los Venerables, which I found to be one of the most charming squares in the old town. It was filled with tables and umbrellas from the various restaurants and bars around its perimeter; it is a most enjoyable location.
La Hosteria del Laurel is a typical Andalusian cottage of three floors: on the ground floor is the bar and restaurant, and on the upper floors, as its name suggests, the hotel accommodation.
The entire restaurant is decorated rustically, with cupboards, walls of azulejos, old, country-styled wooden tables... and the entire ceiling of the bar full of hanging hams and objects related to the rural world.
It was all very nice and cosy, but given the good weather, we chose to eat on the outdoor terrace, where there was much atmosphere. Despite being crowded, we were served quickly.
The menu is composed basically of rations and tapas, although there is also fish and meat. Three of us went and to start off we ordered tomato salad with tuna, house scrambled eggs and patatas bravas (potatoes with spicy tomato sauce). After, a different second course each dish: grilled Iberian sirloin, pork kebab and chicken stew (the stew had a name, but I don’t remember).
The portions are not overly large, but the food tasted like heaven, especially considering we’d gotten up early and were dying of hunger after a whole morning of skating around Seville.
I do not remember the exact price, but I remember that at the time it seemed very cheap, so I will probably return next time I’m in Seville, being that the atmosphere at the plaza was super nice, service was prompt and attentive, and the food tasty and cheap.
Noteworthy, is that the establishment has been open since the nineteenth century. José Zorilla stayed here while writing "Don Juan Tenorio."
Conveniently situated, next to the Plaza de San Francisco.
Large locale carefully decorated, offering a great menu: quality tapas, you must try the anchovies, and of course, the dish of the day, always tasty and surprising.
Excellent desserts. The service superb, friendly and attentive. Recommended.
The restaurant/tavern Las Escobas is a classic of Seville. Located directly opposite La Giralda it’s a mythical place for tapas.
While it is geared towards tourists, their combos and dishes to share are worthwhile.
It is also a place with history. A place where, long ago, stood great literally figures like, Becquer, etc...
An ideal place to sample the local gastronomy and, of course, have a few beers.
It is a chain of cafes that have their origin in fourteenth century Seville, almost nothing!
It is an ideal place for breakfast and snacks, but also for tapas and lunch. The bakery is exquisite and the appetizers do not fall short.
It is a legendary place that should not be forgotten if you visit the Andalusian capital.
The freiduría (fried fish shop) La Pastora is adjacent to the La Macarena wall (according to popular indication), in Seville (Andalusia, Spain).
It is an unpretentious place, no frills, a simple brewery. Principally they offer freshly fried little fish at a very good price.
From squid, marinated dogfish (very tasty), puntillitas (octopus), plaice, goatfish, hake fish ... they are all sold in brown paper cones and are purchased in 1/4 gram servings.
It has an ample outdoor terrace, very pleasant at sunset accompanied by the fresh air. They say they open only in the late-afternoon in the summer months.
They also have a covered salon available for celebrations throughout the year. The beers are served nice and cold.
It is nice to lose yourself there. I recommend it.