Just about everyone who visits Spain quickly becomes familiar with the unique later mealtimes that are so common here.
To truly eat like a local in Seville, don’t even think about lunch prior to 2 p.m. Later, you won’t find sevillanos sitting down to dinner until 9 at the earliest! However, these mealtimes can take some getting used to, especially if it’s your first time in Spain. If hunger strikes early on, here are your best bets for where to eat early in Seville without resorting to a tacky tourist trap.
Azotea Santa Cruz
The streets of Santa Cruz are filled with dozens of bars and restaurants. Many are hit or miss, and it can be hard to find the genuinely good options among the more prominent tourist places. However, keep an eye out for Azotea. As one of this modern gastrobar’s four locations in the city, it’s the only one with a non-stop kitchen, making it one of our favorite places to eat early in Seville. This stylish and sophisticated restaurant features a small but respectable menu of Andalusian classics reinvented in creative, innovative ways.
Address: Calle Mateos Gago, 8
La Antigua Abacería de San Lorenzo
La Antigua Abacería de San Lorenzo isn’t just one of the best places to eat early in Seville. With a kitchen open non-stop from 10 a.m. until midnight, it’s also a great place to grab a late dinner! No matter what time of day you stop by, you’re in for a treat. Located in a cozy 17th century house, the friendly service and home cooking will immediately make you feel at home. The menu features a delicious variety of options, but they also offer a few select “secret” items each day off the menu. Just ask!
Address: Calle Teodosio, 53
One of the trendiest restaurants in Seville at the moment, El Pintón‘s unique location is just part of the fun. Set in a traditional sevillano patio with modern, minimalist decor, it’s a beautiful place to enjoy a fresh cocktail while you peruse the menu. The food itself offers an interesting variety that is sure to please any taste. Whether you’re in the mood for traditional tapas or international cuisine with a vanguard flair, whatever you order is sure to be delicious!
Address: Calle Francos, 42
Another local favorite with four locations dotted across Seville, Taberna Alambique‘s establishment in the Alfalfa neighborhood is a fabulous place to eat early in Seville. As the newest of its four locations, this locale features rustic decor and traditional tapas without feeling stuffy or old-fashioned. Everything is cooked exactly to order, and service is prompt and friendly. Whether you stop by for an early meal or simply a cup of coffee, you’ll feel like a local from the moment you walk through the doors.
Address: Plaza de la Alfalfa, 5
Arte y Sabor
There are many fabulous restaurant on and around the happening Alameda de Hercules. However, Arte y Sabor is far and away the best place around here to eat early in Seville. With many delicious plant-based dishes as well as fabulous grilled meats, the food here will please everyone from vegans to carnivores. In addition to their commitment to freshness and quality, they also feature a lovely outdoor seating area perfect for enjoying your meal on a sunny day.
Address: Alameda de Hércules, 85
Come eat like a local in Seville with us! On our Tastes, Tapas & Traditions Tour, you’ll start things off with a true sevillano breakfast. After that, you’ll experience a whirlwind of local sights, sounds and flavors as you step into a neighborhood market, family-run bars and more! We hope to see you soon!
Life is too short to speak one language and stay in one place. In 2015, this philosophy took her from familiar Ohio to sunny southern Spain. Usually drinking tinto de verano, reading Lorca, or attempting to dance flamenco (not all at once). Follow her blog, Viatic Couture, for more.