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What to Eat in Seville

It may seem like you can find tapas – or traditional dishes served in small, shareable portions – in just about every major city these days, but the tapas options in Seville are the tried-and-true originals. Plan to try two or three of these varied small plates per meal. Taste favorites like tortilla de patatas (a quiche-like potato dish) or venture for more daring options like rabo de toro (oxtail). Some places will have menus in English, but it will be helpful to learn Spanish words like plancha (grilled) and frito (fried) to make sure you're ordering something suitable for your taste. For some of the best takes on classic tapas, try the restaurant Taberna Coloniales Catedral or El Rinconcillo – the oldest tapas bar in Seville. Both spots can be found in the El Centro neighborhood. If you're looking for a more modern twist on the signature dishes, head to upscale restaurants like Vinería San Telmo (located in Barrio Santa Cruz) or Restaurante Oriza (in El Centro near the Universidad de Sevilla). Regardless of where you dine, you'll likely taste lots of olive oil; Andalusia is the top exporter of olive oil in the world, and it's frequently showcased in the region's cuisine.
Don't forget to save room for dessert: Try arroz con leche (rice pudding), torta de aciete (sweet, crispy flatbread) or churros y chocolate (long pieces of sugary fried dough and rich hot chocolate for dipping). And if your guilty pleasures lean more toward booze than sweets, be sure to order a Cruzcampo – the hometown beer brewed right in Seville. Tinto de verano is a blend of red wine, lemon-lime soda and a twist of lemon that is particularly popular among Sevillanos on the hottest summer days.
Meal times may come as a surprise to those not accustomed to Andalusian culture. Sevillanos enjoy late lunches that usually start around 1:30 p.m. and flow into the 2 to 5 p.m. siesta time frame. Dinners are also traditionally late (think 9 to 11 p.m.) and nightlife continues into the wee hours of the morning.  

It may seem like you can find tapas – or traditional dishes served in small, shareable portions – in just about every major city these days, but the tapas options in Seville are the tried-and-true originals. Plan to try two or three of these varied small plates per meal. Taste favorites like tortilla de patatas (a quiche-like potato dish) or venture for more daring options like rabo de toro (oxtail). Some places will have menus in English, but it will be helpful to learn Spanish words like plancha (grilled) and frito (fried) to make sure you're ordering something suitable for your taste. For some of the best takes on classic tapas, try the restaurant Taberna Coloniales Catedral or El Rinconcillo – the oldest tapas bar in Seville. Both spots can be found in the El Centro neighborhood. If you're looking for a more modern twist on the signature dishes, head to upscale restaurants like Vinería San Telmo (located in Barrio Santa Cruz) or Restaurante Oriza (in El Centro near the Universidad de Sevilla). Regardless of where you dine, you'll likely taste lots of olive oil; Andalusia is the top exporter of olive oil in the world, and it's frequently showcased in the region's cuisine.

Don't forget to save room for dessert: Try arroz con leche (rice pudding), torta de aciete (sweet, crispy flatbread) or churros y chocolate (long pieces of sugary fried dough and rich hot chocolate for dipping). And if your guilty pleasures lean more toward booze than sweets, be sure to order a Cruzcampo – the hometown beer brewed right in Seville. Tinto de verano is a blend of red wine, lemon-lime soda and a twist of lemon that is particularly popular among Sevillanos on the hottest summer days.

Meal times may come as a surprise to those not accustomed to Andalusian culture. Sevillanos enjoy late lunches that usually start around 1:30 p.m. and flow into the 2 to 5 p.m. siesta time frame. Dinners are also traditionally late (think 9 to 11 p.m.) and nightlife continues into the wee hours of the morning.   

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  • #1
    Donaire Azabache (Polavieja)
    #1 of 3,024 Places to Eat in Seville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 126 reviewsTripAdvisor (126)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Spanish
    Calle General Polavieja 6 Entre c/ Sierpes y Tetuán, junto plaza San Francisco., 41004 Seville Spain
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  • #2
    MareaViva
    #2 of 3,024 Places to Eat in Seville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 307 reviewsTripAdvisor (307)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    Calle de Luis Arenas Ladislao 151 frente a la entrada del parking del Centro comercial Nevion Plaza, 41005 Seville Spain
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  • #3
    Bollywood Indian Restaurant Sevilla
    #3 of 3,024 Places to Eat in Seville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 170 reviewsTripAdvisor (170)
    $ - $$ | Indian
    Calle de Felipe II 28 Local 8B, 41013 Seville Spain
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  • #4
    Cocome
    #4 of 3,024 Places to Eat in Seville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 918 reviewsTripAdvisor (918)
    $ | Cafe, Deli, International, European, Healthy
    Calle Tarifa 4, 41002 Seville Spain
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  • #5
    Fabrica de Helados
    #5 of 3,024 Places to Eat in Seville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 113 reviewsTripAdvisor (113)
    $ |
    Calle de Garcia de Vinuesa 17 Nº17, 41001 Seville Spain
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  • #6
    Abaceria del Postigo
    #6 of 3,024 Places to Eat in Seville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 391 reviewsTripAdvisor (391)
    $ - $$ | Spanish, Mediterranean
    Calle de Tomas de Ibarra 4, 41001 Seville Spain
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  • #7
    Pizzeria Da Simona
    #7 of 3,024 Places to Eat in Seville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 95 reviewsTripAdvisor (95)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    Calle Regina 13A, 41003 Seville Spain
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  • #8
    Arabesca Restaurant
    #8 of 3,024 Places to Eat in Seville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 734 reviewsTripAdvisor (734)
    $ - $$ | Lebanese, Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Arabic
    Calle de San Fernando 23, 41004 Seville Spain
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  • #9
    Virgin Coffee
    #9 of 3,024 Places to Eat in Seville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 128 reviewsTripAdvisor (128)
    $ | Cafe
    Calle Regina, 1 Local 6, Seville Spain
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  • #10
    La Comilona
    #10 of 3,024 Places to Eat in Seville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 765 reviewsTripAdvisor (765)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Spanish
    Calle de Luis Arenas Ladislao s/n Benito Mas y Prat, 41005 Seville Spain
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  • #11
    Creeme Helado Helado
    #11 of 3,024 Places to Eat in Seville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 254 reviewsTripAdvisor (254)
    $ |
    Plaza Museo 2 Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla, 41001 Seville Spain
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  • #12
    Bar Triana
    #12 of 3,024 Places to Eat in Seville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 657 reviewsTripAdvisor (657)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Fusion
    Calle de Castilla 73, 41010 Seville Spain
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  • #13
    Petra
    #13 of 3,024 Places to Eat in Seville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 433 reviewsTripAdvisor (433)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Spanish, Grill, Healthy, Dining bars
    Calle Alfalfa 5, 41004 Seville Spain
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  • #14
    Al Wadi
    #14 of 3,024 Places to Eat in Seville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1812 reviewsTripAdvisor (1812)
    $ - $$ | Moroccan
    Calle Jimios 25-32, 41001 Seville Spain
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  • #15
    El Rincon De Beirut
    #15 of 3,024 Places to Eat in Seville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1654 reviewsTripAdvisor (1654)
    $ - $$ | Lebanese, Arabic
    Calle San Fernando 21, 41004 Seville Spain
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  • #16
    Restaurante Al Sultan - La Alameda
    #16 of 3,024 Places to Eat in Seville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1338 reviewsTripAdvisor (1338)
    $ - $$ | Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Arabic
    Calle Trajano 49, 41002 Seville Spain
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  • #17
    Restaurante MAHARAYA
    #17 of 3,024 Places to Eat in Seville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 115 reviewsTripAdvisor (115)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Balti, Eastern European
    Calle Vermondo Resta 4, 41018 Seville Spain
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  • #18
    Akashito Sushi
    #18 of 3,024 Places to Eat in Seville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 201 reviewsTripAdvisor (201)
    $ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    Calle de Lopez de Gomara 23B, 41010 Seville Spain
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  • #19
    Ulloa Urrea Tapas
    #19 of 3,024 Places to Eat in Seville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 232 reviewsTripAdvisor (232)
    $ - $$ | International, Mediterranean, Fusion
    Calle Salado 36 Esquina con constancia, 41010 Seville Spain
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  • #20
    Salsitas
    #20 of 3,024 Places to Eat in Seville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 305 reviewsTripAdvisor (305)
    $ | Spanish, Fast Food, Mediterranean
    Avenida de Pero Mingo 12, 41016 Seville Spain
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