Eating out in Seville is such a pleasure. We can go for a meal in a restaurant, tapas in the centre or experience the flavors of a Gastrobar. Tapas and good food is quintessential Sevillian, so no need to waste time searching the internet for the capitals best of the best restaurants or places to eat. Here at Innhostels we got just the blog post for you highlighting the best bars in each area. Let’s take a look!
What is there to eat in Seville? Traditional Sevillian dishes
What’s typically on the menu in Seville is anything that is considered to be the “best food around”. So you’ll find a fine selection of dishes from surrounding areas such as fried fish and seafood from Cadiz, to Cordoba’s classic salmorejo. Seville is renowned for serving Cruzcampo beer and it is never to be missed at a lunchtime table. This cool beer goes down perfectly with a “serranito” (loin pork and fried pepper roll) or a “mantecado” (sirloin steak sandwich with whiskey and chips) great for a light yet satisfying snack. Let us now tell you about some of liveliest areas in Seville with some of the most delicious places to eat out.
Where is there to eat out in the neighborhood of Santa Cruz
There are many areas to eat out in Seville, however the most central and typical is the neighborhood of Santa Cruz or The Old Sevillian Jewish quarter. The first place we’ll mention is the Giralda Brewery. It is a bar located at the foot of one of the most emblematic buildings of the city, hence its name. It has been open since 1923 and since then it has been serving traditional tapas made from produce of the surrounding Seville countryside.
Besides the tasty tapas, Giralda Brewery is a interior design marvel which has attracted many an intellect, writer and artist over the years. The walls are covered with tiles which have witnessed gatherings of these like-minded people who come to meet and share ideas. A perfect place if you want to stop for a cold beer and a “tapa de toro” (bull).
Las Columnas brewery is another classic in the neighborhood of Santa Cruz. A hideout where you can enjoy a beer with a “pringá montadito” (pulled mixed meat roll) or a tapa of “tortillitas o buñuelos de bacalao” (cod fritters). However, the menu doesn’t end here. Among the house specials include “tortillita de camarones” (shrimp fritters) or “el revuelto de calabacín” (scrambled egg zucchini). Just a quick summary of some the best traditional cuisine from Seville.
Also very close to the Cathedral is the Colonial Tavern. It is almost always a full house, so we advise you to book a table in advance. In traditional Andalusian style you’ll notice a lot of hustle and bustle and probably a bit of a wait on food but it’s worth it; the food is delicious and just soaking up the atmosphere means you are really getting a feel for the Sevilian culture. On the menu we recommend some of the tastiest tapas such as “solomillo al whisky” (whisky sirloin steak) “tosta de salmorejo” (creamy cold tomato soup), “jamón y huevos de codorniz” (ham and quail eggs) “manjar blanco” (breaded chicken breast with almond sauce).
Where to eat out in neighborhood of Triana
In the neighborhood of Triana in Seville you won’t find yourself short for places to eat. It is one of the most visited places in of Seville and therefore full of choice and flavoursome food. With its unparalleled beauty and distinct identity Triana also has its unique gastronomy. Las Golondrinas is famous for its “puntas de solomillo” (sirloin tips) as well as “champiñones a la plancha” (grilled mushrooms). A special mention to should be also made of the Freiduría Reina Victoria (Queen Victoria Frier) where you find an array of fried fish and seafood. Another not-to-be-missed bar is Solomon, Rey de los Pinchitos (The King of Skewers). As the name suggests, you won’t be leaving without devouring a Moorish skewer, and probably trying their veal with almonds or aubergines with honey. Value for money here, quality and price, is exceptional.
However, if you are looking for a restaurant with gourmet dishes overlooking the river, Abades Triana is the place for you. Divided into several areas, each with expansive windows with panoramic views, this gem will leave you feeling like you have landed VIP seats. Admiring the stunning views of Seville capital, here you can taste creations such as “huevos fritos rotos con atún y trufa” (fried eggs with tuna and truffle), “cachete de ternera con vieiras” (veal cheeks with scallops) or “corvina confitada con sopa malagueña” (seabass confit with fish broth)
Where to eat out in Alameda de Hércules
Undoubtedly some of the best atmosphere in the capital of Seville can be found in the Alameda de Hércules. This is the place for an all-dayer. Here you can stroll about and stop off for tapas during the day, whilst polishing off the evening with drinks dancing with friends at the local bars or nightclubs. El Duo Tapas is a popular go-to in the area. With food well priced and dishes well presented, this place is always full to the brim with locals, so if you want lunchtime table you’re going to have to book in advance. Also don’t forget to try their amazing carrot cakes or cheesecakes, definitely some of the best in around. In the Calle Calatrava you’re find El Antojo, a bar with its own style and elaborate tapas. Here the traditional spanish kitchen meets the contemporary world. A fusion of flavours and dishes where you’ll be ordering “huevo con cáscara y carbón de bacalao” (egg in its shell with charcoaled cod) quite the culinary experience.
Finally another place albeit a little more traditional, is the Abacería La niña bonita. Retaining the essence of an old grocery store, it has an all round pleasant atmosphere. The menu serves up cold cuts of meat served in brown paper. However belonging to the Antojo bar, so you can order the dishes from this restaurant as well.
Where to stay to enjoy the best gastronomy Seville has to offer
As mentioned, Seville offers great choice. You can eat really well pretty much anywhere and at very affordable prices, although if you are only spending a few fleeting days sightseeing, the best place by far is in the neighborhood of Santa Cruz. This is the area for breakfast with views of the Giralda or evening drinks on a rooftop terrace overlooking the city.
Inn Hostels Sevilla
At Inn Hostels Sevilla we have private and shared rooms in the center of the city, right in the middle of the Santa Cruz neighborhood. We have all the necessary services available: 24-hour reception, free cancellation from our website, bathroom accessories, air-conditioning, lockers, etc. So all you need to worry about is getting out and about to discover this incredible city.
Sevilla Inn Apartments
If you come as a group or as a family looking for privacy, do not hesitate to ask about our apartments located in the neighborhood of Santa Cruz. All are equipped with kitchen and private bathroom so you can spend your holidays as if you were at home.
If this has left your mouth watering from the array of tapas the capital has to offer, don’t hesitate to book with us through our website for an experience of a lifetime.