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25 Best Tapas in Seville: Where Locals Eat!

A guide to help you choose the place with the best tapas in Seville, Spain

You’ve planned that longed-for trip to Seville. You’ve prepared everything but now you’re wondering what to eat in Seville, right? Well, that’s easy. Tapas, of course!

Seville food is famous and features some of the best tapas places in Seville. Food in Sevilla is taken seriously and as we’ll discover in this article, tapas are far more than just Spanish appetizers.

With around 3000 Seville tapas bars to choose from, you’ll find yourself surrounded by many options.

When it comes to seeking out the best tapas in Seville, finding those hidden gems can be far trickier.

With the multitude of possibilities on offer, selecting where to eat in Seville can be a dilemma in itself. Well don’t worry, this guide is here to help you discover the best tapas Seville.

Keep reading, and you’ll unearth that dream Seville bar with the best tapas for you. Eating out is quite simply one of the best things to do in Seville.

Where do you find the best tapas restaurants in Seville you might ask yourself? So let’s take a look at some of the finest Seville bars and tapas restaurants.

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OVERVIEW: Best Tapas in Seville

If you want to experience some of the best tapas in Seville, make sure to check out one (or more) of these options:

  • Castizo
  • El Rinconcillo
  • Pelayo Bar de Tapas
  • Restaurante Eslava
  • Bartolomea 
  • Bodeguita Romero

What is Tapas

a close up of different spanish food or tapas on orange bowls on a table

So, what is tapas? Quite simply, tapas plates are small portions of food that are consumed either as appetizers, snacks, or even as part of a more substantial offering.

Throughout Spain, you’ll find that the main meal is consumed in the afternoon with tapas typically consumed as part of a tapear in the evening.

A tapear is the Spanish name for a ‘tapas crawl’, where several bars are visited and a tapa is consumed in each. Check out this article for some fascinating facts about tapas.

Many regions in Spain claim to be the home of tapas and you’ll find several provincial variations of the cuisine throughout the country. 

However, what is indisputable is that Andalucía provides a far greater variety of quality tapas than any other region.

Rumored to have originated in the 13th century when King Alfonso X was recovering from an illness and could only consume small quantities of food, tapas today are some of the Seville foods that must be on any to-do list when visiting the city.

Traditional tapas can be served either hot or cold and in the best Seville restaurants, tapas can form sumptuous feasts. So, jump straight in and start sampling some!

Also, read about the best Spanish food facts that you probably didn’t know.

25 Best Tapas in Seville

1. Mercado Lonja del Barranco

Mercado Lonja del Barranco, a closeup of tapas on a plate on a glass table at a kitchen

The Mercado Lonja del Barranco (Lonja del Barranco Market) is a gourmet market set in a beautiful wrought-iron former fish market that was designed by Gustave Eiffel (of Eiffel Tower fame).

Built in 1883, the market is now home to a range of gastronomic delights. In addition to the plethora of local delicacies on offer here, you’ll find tapas fusion takes on dishes from the wider Mediterranean region right through to Asian creations.

Opening times: 12:00 – 01:00

Address: Calle Arjona, S/N, 41001 Seville

2. Castizo

Castizo, a restaurant with windows and on a living room with a wooden table and with plates

The highly rated Castizo is an archetypal Sevilla restaurant where you can feast on some of the best tapas in Seville.

Castizo prides itself on the creativeness of the delicious tapas dishes. Prepare to be amazed!

Castizo serves modern, innovative tapas with a focus on hot dishes. The atmosphere here is electric. Be warned, though, that it can get busy at this popular hotspot, so it’s best to book ahead.

Opening times: 13:00 – 16:30 / 20:30 – 23:30 (Sun-Thurs). 13:30 – 00:00 (Fri-Sat)

Address: C. Zaragoza, 6, 41001 Seville

3. El Rinconcillo

El Rinconcillo, a closeup of a person holding a plate with balls and another person picking it

Established in 1670, El Rinconcillo is a Sevilla restaurant and tapas bar that is an institution that claims not only to be the oldest bar in Seville (probably true), but also the oldest bar in the whole of Spain (debatable!).

The ornate bar, redolent with wonderful examples of the ceramic work for which Seville is famed, simply breathes history. Go along and soak up some of the magnificent atmospheres.

Opening times: 13:00 – 01:30

Address: C. Gerona, 40, 41003 Seville

4. Bartolomea 

Bartolomea, a closeup of a spanish food on a banana glass plate with a knife and fork at the side

Located in the heart of Seville and just a stone’s throw from the famous La Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla (Maestranza Bullring), Bartolomea Seville is a fantastic place to take a break from sightseeing and relax for a while.

There is a focus on fish dishes here, though you will find many other Mediterranean dishes to select from. You’ll find friendly service and a great ambiance to welcome you.

Opening times: 13:00 – 16:00 / 20:30 – 23:30 Tues-Sat. 13:00 – 16:00 Sun. Closed Mon

Address: C. Pastor y Landero, 10, 41001 Seville

5. Pelayo Bar de Tapas

Pelayo Bar de Tapas, a closeup of shrimp tapas on a black platter on a table

Pelayo Bar de Tapas offers a wider range of cuisine than the usual local staples, encompassing Italian, Mediterranean, and European influences in addition to those of the Spanish regions.

The entrance to this lively bar is claimed to be at the exact point at which the famous Giralda Tower would crash if it fell over.

Best take a table further inside then as it serves the best tapas in Seville Old Town!

Plus, There’s a youthful vibe making this a great fun place to eat.

Opening times: 12:00 – 00:00

Address: C. de Placentines, 25, 41004 Seville

6. Bodeguita Romero

pastel de cabracho, a plate with tapas or bread with vegetable on the side and sauce

Bodeguita Romero is a classy option for food lovers where you’ll be able to sample some of the best tapas in Seville Spain.

Established over 70 years ago, the historical Bodeguita Romero is one of the best restaurants in Seville for those who want to savor some traditional tapas Seville.

This restaurant remains in the hands of the same family that established it all those years ago. You’ll find a fantastic homely atmosphere waiting for you here.

Opening times: 13:00 – 17:00 / 20:30 – 00:00 Tues-Sat. Closed Sun-Mon

Address: C. Harinas, 10, 41001 Seville

7. La Azotea Vinos y Tapas 

La Azotea Vinos y Tapas, a tattooed man handing food or tapas on a plate

For those wishing to sample some of the finest food the city has to offer, La Azotea Vinos y Tapas is one of the Seville restaurants you must make sure to visit.

The menu focuses on lots of fresh fish and seafood as well as quality meats. There’s also a terrific wine list.

The friendly, helpful staff will help you navigate the menu and recommend wines with which to sample some of the best tapas in Seville. Highly recommended.

Opening times: 13.30 – 16.30 / 20.30 – 00:00 Tues-Sat. 13.30 – 16.30 Sun

Address: C. Mateos Gago, 8, 41004 Seville

8. Bodega Santa Cruz

spanish tortilla with a spanish flag on top of it on a wooden table.

Bodega Santa Cruz Las Columnas Sevilla, to give the place its full title, is a fantastic local-style tapas bar that is incredibly popular with the inhabitants of Seville.

Offering traditional Andalucían fare, this place is a truly local bar among the tourist hotspots and offers the best tapas in Sevilla.

The bar can get very crowded but is well worth it. Dishes you must try are the famous tortilla de patatas, fried Spanish calamari (calamares fritos), and Gambas Rebozdas (fried prawns).

Opening times: 08:30 – 00:00 Mon-Thu, Sun. 8:00 – 12:30 Fri-Sat

Address: C. Rodrigo Caro, 1, 41004 Seville

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9. Dúo Tapas

closeup of some spanish chicken croquettes, served as tapas, on a slate surface

In the heart of the fascinating Macarena area, Dúo Tapas is a wonderfully laid-back place to sample some local delicacies.

There’s a good wine list and the prices are very reasonable, making it a popular choice.

The modern environment is great for sampling everything from traditional dishes such as the carrillada de cerdo (pork cheek) for which Seville is famous, right through to Asian fusion fare.

Opening times: 13:30 – 16:30 / 20:00 – 00:00 (00:30 Fri-Sat)

Address: C. Calatrava, 10, 41002 Seville

10. Bar El Baratillo

Bar El Baratillo, closeup of yellow food topped by chocolate sauce

Set downtown within easy reach of many of Seville tourist attractions and sights, Bar El Baratillo is a busy restaurant offering fantastic traditional tapas in a great atmosphere.

You’ll be able to try many local specialties here.

Be warned that the tapas here are much larger than those that you will usually encounter in Seville so bear that in mind when ordering. Make sure to try the solomillo al whisky (pork fillets in whisky sauce).

Opening times: 12:00 – 00:00

Address: C. Adriano, 20, 41001 Seville

11. Dos de Mayo

Dos de Mayo, a plate of chicken and lemon on a white plate with a fork on a white table

The Bodega Dos de Mayo with friendly staff who will be only too happy to make recommendations for you, allowing you to find the dish that’s perfect for you. The fire-roasted peppers are excellent.

Although located in the heart of downtown, this place attracts a crowd of main locals, many of whom you’ll find here every day; a fantastic endorsement in itself.

Opening times: 12:30 – 16:30 / 20:00 – 00:00

Address: Pl. de la Gavidia, 6, 41002 Seville

12. Blanca Paloma

berenjenas con miel - fried eggplants on a wooden plate on a wooden table

Blanca Paloma de Sevilla is a contemporary dining establishment located in the heart of the atmospheric Triana neighborhood. You’ll find many innovative plates among the more traditional fare here. 

There’s a fantastic terrace out the front from which you can while away an afternoon or evening taking in the comings and goings of beautiful Triana.

Opening times: 12:30 – 16:30pm / 20:00 – 00:00 Tues-Sat. 20:00 – 00:00 Mon. Closed Sun

Address: C. San Jacinto, 49, 41010 Seville

13. Seis Tapas Bar

Albóndigas served in tomato sauce with beans and cheese on top.

Seis Tapas Bar is an ultra-modern venue located in the basement of the Hotel Inglaterra.

This spacious establishment is known as among the hippest places in Seville so only choose this option if you’re prepared to pay the associated prices.

You’ll find a wide range of gastronomic delights on offer here to satiate your culinary desires. There are great people-watching opportunities in this chic venue.

Opening times: 13:00 – 16:30 / 20:00 – 01:00

Address: Pl. Nueva, 7, 41001 Seville

13. La Bartola

La Bartola, a closeup with cheese and flowers

You’ll discover some fanatic culinary creations on offer at La Bartola, with many great vegan options on the menu too (which is not always the case in carne-loving Spain). The vegan options are clearly labeled on the menu.

Even if you’re not vegan, the vegan tapas are so good that you could comfortably dine out on those alone. Many vegans return here again and again.

Opening times: 12:00 – 00:00

Address: C. San José, 24, 41004 Seville

14. Restaurante Eslava

Restaurante Eslava, a closeup of small fish on a plate on a table

The menu at the contemporary Restaurante Eslava features traditional recipes with a modern twist.

The extremely talented chef at this highly-rated restaurant ensures that the place is always busy so you may have to wait for a table, but it’s worth it!

You’ll find Restaurante Eslava in that part of Seville known as El Barrio de San Lorenzo (the San Lorenzo neighborhood) which is just to the southwest of the Macarena district.

Opening times: 12:30 – 00:00 Tues-Sat. Closed Sun-Mon

Address: C. Eslava, 3, 41002 Seville

15. El Pasaje Tapas

El Pasaje Tapas, tapas on a plate with cheesse on top on a plate with beer on the side

El Pasaje Tapas is another fantastic option in the heart of Santa Cruz, only a stone’s throw away from the Cathedral and its famous Giralda Tower.

This modern tapas bar provides highly-rated Mediterranean fusion cuisine and serves the best tapas in Santa Cruz.

The menu here is not as extensive as you’ll encounter in many tapas bars, but there’s a great range of dishes so finding something to suit your tastes will not be a problem, and the food is amazing!

Opening times: 12:30 – 00:00

Address: Pje. de Vila, 8, 41004 Seville

16. El Pimenton

gambas al pil pil served in a clay pot, decorated with chilly slices.

If you’re looking for somewhere to sit down and spend the whole night sampling an array of fabulous food (as opposed to indulging in a tapear (Spanish for ‘tapas crawl’), then El Pimenton is the choice for you.

El Pimenton is only a small place but there’s some seating outside. The food, wine, and staff here are all excellent and it’s easy to see why it has such a dedicated following.

Opening times: 13:00 – 16:00 / 20:00 – 00:00

Address: C. García de Vinuesa, 29, 41001 Seville

17. Ovejas Negras Tapas

tapas and wine served on a wooden board

If you want to get the best tapas near Seville Cathedral, try the Ovejas Negras Tapas.

It is a surprisingly affordable option for a range of well-prepared tapas and other international cuisines.

The menu here is not extensive but covers a broad range of cuisine so you should find something to your taste.

You’ll find this trendy, vibrant eatery just behind the cathedral. It can get busy though, so if this is your favored option, make sure to book in advance.

Opening times: 13:00 – 16:00 / 20:00 – 11:30 (00:00 Fri-Sat)

Address: C. Hernando Colón, 8, 41004 Seville

18. Alcázar Andalusí Tapas

chicken croquette on a black plate with a fork on a wooden table

Modestly describing themselves as el mejor restaurante (the best restaurant – though they don’t specify exactly how or why they are the best restaurant!) Alcázar Andalusí Tapas specialize in fusing modern Andalucían fare with oriental cuisine.

Located right in the heart of the vibrant Macarena neighborhood, Alcázar Andalusí Tapas features a fantastic outdoor terrace that is great for relaxing.

Opening times: 12:00 – 00:00

Address: C. Peris Mencheta, 22, 41002 Seville

19. La Bodega de la Alfalfa

Alcázar Andalusí Tapas, bread with filling chopped on a wooden table

La Bodega de la Alfalfa is a sensational tapas bar that focuses on the quality of the products they offer.

You can order any tapas here and be sure that they will be of the highest quality and extremely well-prepared.

The focus is on traditional tapas that are executed perfectly. The menu is extensive and the attention to detail is second to none. It’s easy to see why it’s such a popular choice.

Opening times: 12:30 – 16:30 / 20:00 – 00:00 Wed-Mon. Closed Tue

Address: Calle Alfalfa, 4 – 41004 Sevilla

20. Casa la Viuda

tapas on a wooden board with chorizo and jamon.

The first Michelin star in Andalusia was awarded to “Casa la Viuda” in 1930. Since 1995, the restaurant is a standard for Sevillian cuisine.

Casa la Viuda’s main priority is working with premium raw materials, serving traditional Sevillian cuisine with a modern twist and attentive service that is always based on an understanding of our goods and our clients.

They offer a large variety of tapas, and no matter what you’ll choose, you’re going to be impressed and you’ll definitely come back for more.

Opening times: 12:30-16:30 / 20:00 – 00:00 Mon-Sat. Sunday 12:30 – 00:00

Address: C/ Albareda, 2 (esquina General Polavieja) Sevilla

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21. La Brunilda

Risotto with porcini mushroom on wooden table
Risotto with porcini mushroom on wooden table

La Brunilda stands out as a beloved tapas bar offering a delightful blend of traditional dishes with a creative twist.

It also has a diverse menu that includes delicious risotto, octopus, and cod fritters.

With a commitment to excellent service and an inviting atmosphere, reservations are a must for this popular spot that has successfully carved its niche by delivering the best tapas bars in Seville while being affordable.

Opening times: 13:30 – 16:30 / 20:30 – 23:30 Monday – Sunday

Address: C/ Galera 5, 41001 Sevilla

22. Bar Alfalfa

small selection of spanish vegetarian tapas on a wooden table

Bar Alfalfa offers an authentic Spanish culinary experience with its 100% homemade food and a special emphasis on traditional tapas made from pure products.

The menu features a variety of options, including daily specials not listed on the menu and a diverse selection of vegetarian and gluten-free tapas.

Bar Alfalfa provides a lively and friendly atmosphere, as noted by patrons in recent reviews and provides the best cheap tapas Seville.

Opening times: 9:00-24:00 Monday – Sunday

Address: Calle Candilejo, 1, 41004 Sevilla

23. Las Teresas

spinach, chickpea and cod fish recipe in a bowl. On top it's written Simple potaje de vigilia recipe.

Las Teresas is a charming restaurant with an old-school bar adorned with photo-filled walls, creating a nostalgic ambiance.

This establishment specializes in offering a taste of Spanish culinary tradition with a menu featuring typical stews, flavorful meats, and an array of tapas in Sevilla.

The combination of the classic atmosphere and the authentic Spanish dishes provides patrons with a delightful experience that reflects the rich gastronomic heritage of the region.

Opening times: 10:00-1:00 Monday – Sunday

Adress: Calle Santa Teresa, 2 – 41004 – Sevilla

24. Al Aljibe

spanish mackerel ceviche served on tortilla chips

Al Aljibe Restaurante, nestled in the heart of Alameda de Hércules, is housed within a meticulously renovated old house with over a decade of history and the best tapas restaurant in Seville.

This establishment boasts a cosmopolitan atmosphere and avant-garde decoration, creating a perfect blend of classic style and modernity.

The restaurant’s approach is marked by a lack of fanfare, allowing the focus to remain on the unbeatable environment of the historic neighborhood, making it a must-visit destination in Seville.

Opening times: 13:30-16:00 / 19:30-23:30 Monday – Friday. Saturday – Sunday 13:30-16:30 / 19:30-23:30

Address: Alameda de Hércules, 51, Casco Antiguo, 41002 Seville

25. Espacio Eslava

Salmorejo tapas on 3 mini bowls with sault and toppings on the side on a black place mat on a red wooden table

If you don’t know where to eat tapas in Seville? Then go to Espacio Eslava. This innovative space, steeped in family tradition, finds its roots in the historical Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer association.

Espacio Eslava, situated in the San Lorenzo district of Seville, continues the city’s time-honored tapas food tradition.

Renowned for its delectable tapas with a creative twist, the tapas bar exudes an intimate charm with an unpretentious decor that mirrors the authenticity of its culinary offerings.

Opening times: 12:30-24:00 Tuesday-Saturday. Sunday 12:30 – 18:00

Address: Calle Eslava, 3, 41002 Sevilla

Tips on Ordering the Best Tapas in Seville

a group of person ordering

The first thing to do when entering a tapas bar is to order a drink. In many places throughout Andalucía, you will be given a tapa complimentary.

However, when that’s not the case, there are a couple of simple tricks to order the best tapas in Seville.

As every tapas bar has its own specialties, the number one tip is to ask the staff ¿Qué recomiendas? (What do you recommend?) or ¿Qué es Bueno? (What’s good?).

Another simple method for the non-Spanish speaker is to see what the locals are eating and if you like the look of it, simply point at it and order!

The Best Tapas Tours in Seville

1. Seville: 3-Hour Tapas Tour by Bike

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This 3-hour bike tour around several of Seville’s finest tapas haunts is a great way of discovering not only the plethora of culinary delights the city’s sensational tapas scene has to offer but also the city itself.

The center of Seville is quite compact so you won’t find this overtly strenuous, though you will burn off some of those extra calories. – Check the guided tour here.

2. Seville: Exclusive River Boat Tour with Tapas

View of Selille Tower (Torre Sevilla) of Seville, Andalusia, Spain over river Guadalquivir at sunset

A river boat tour along the storied Guadalquivir River offers a unique perspective on Seville’s famed monuments. And what better to accompany this beautiful experience than some delicious tapas?

This is considered the best tapas tour in Seville, especially since you get to cruise down the Guadalquivir river.

Trips run throughout the day, but for the full experience take the after-dark tour, where you will witness Seville’s stunning architecture illuminated to display its full magnificence. – Check out the guided tour here.

3. Seville: Tapas, Taverns, and History Walking Tour

an empty store with a table and a counter with items for sale

As the center of Seville is quite compact, a walking tour is a fantastic way to explore the hidden gems of this historical city.

Your local guide will explain the history of tapas and provide insider knowledge as you discover some of the city’s hidden alleyways.

This highly recommended tour will take you around Seville’s oldest taverns, providing you with fascinating insight that only a local could impart and the best tapas in Seville Centre. – Book your guided tour in advance here.

4. Seville: Tapas Crawl

party food selection of tapas ingredients and bread on a table

Do like the locals and indulge in a tapear (tapas crawl)! Not only is this a great social activity but you’ll learn so much, not only about tapas but also about Spanish culture in general.

And this is a great way to meet locals and make new friends.

This evening tour will take you around some of the best tapas bar in Seville the city has to offer. Prepare to have fun! – Check the guided tour here.

Map of the Best Tapas in Seville

Map of the Best Tapas in Seville

Short FAQ about the Best Tapas in Seville

What is a typical tapas in Seville?

You’ll find an emphasis on seafood and stews among the tapas of Seville. Pescado frito (fried fish) is one of the most popular tapas you’ll encounter in the city.

How many tapas bars are in Seville?

You can hardly move for tapas bars in Seville! At the latest count, there were in the region of 3000 tapas bars in the city.

What is the most famous food in Seville?

Carrillada de cerdo (pork cheek) is one of the famed tapas in Seville. The carrilladas are slow-cooked in a wine-reduced tomato-based sauce, with onion, carrots, and often garlic.

What to order at tapas Seville?

When exploring tapas in Seville, consider trying a variety of local specialties such as patatas bravas, jamón ibérico, gambas al ajillo, and other traditional small dishes, allowing you to savor the diverse flavors of this iconic Spanish culinary tradition.

What time is tapas in Seville?

In Seville, the tradition of having tapas is not strictly confined to a specific time; however, it is common for locals to enjoy tapas during the evening, typically starting around 8:00 PM and extending into the night.

What is the best street in Seville for tapas?

One of the best streets for tapas in Seville is Calle Mateos Gago, located in the historic neighborhood of Santa Cruz, renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and numerous tapas bars offering a variety of delicious small bites.