The Most Popular Tapas in Seville (and if they’re worth the hype)

This blog post was originally posted on October 26, 2016, and was updated on January 19, 2018.

With such a wide variety to choose from, we know picking tapas in Seville can be a little tricky at times. Here are a few of our favorites to help you on your way to finding culinary bliss!

Do you ever find yourself blinded by choice? So do we – especially when it comes to tapas! We absolutely adore our small sharing plates here in the south of Spain and it’s a great way to try a little of everything. Sadly, we can’t eat everything all in one go (trust us, we’ve tried), but we can make sure we eat the best ones first!

Trying to figure out what the best ones actually are is the hardest part, but here’s where our handy guide comes in! We’ve done all the heavy lifting so that you can have the pick of the bunch. These are the most popular tapas dishes, available in most bars and restaurants in Seville. Get stuck in!

Seville is a tapas heaven—but with so much choice, how do you decide which foods are worth your precious stomach space? We've visited every restaurant and bar in town, and we're here to tell you that these are the top tapas in Spain—and we'll tell you if they're worth the hype! #tourism #vacationideas #tapas #foodie #foodblog #spain

Carrillada

This melt-in-your-mouth dish comes in two different forms; Carrillada de Ternera (braised beef cheek) and Carrillada Ibérica (braised pork cheek). These relatively lean cuts of meat are slow cooked in a variety of different sauces and absolutely bursting with flavor. We give this one two enthusiastic thumbs up!

This is carillada, one of the most popular tapas in Seville!
One of our favorites, carrillada!

Espinacas con Garbanzos

A spinach and chickpea dish that is a classic in Seville, this hearty little tapa with a piece of crusty bread really hits the spot. Garlicky and wholesome, it perfectly accents the large quantity of pork you will undoubtedly be consuming on your visit to Seville. (Come on, it’s Spain. You know there’s a lot of pork involved…)

This is espinacas con garbanzos, one of the most popular tapas in Seville!
Espinacas con Garbanzos (aka spinach and chickpeas)

Salmorejo

A thicker, creamier cousin of the famous gazpacho, this cold tomato soup hails from nearby Córdoba and is an Andalusian staple. Pinky-orange in hue and usually topped with Serrano ham, this dish is perfect for those warm evenings in Seville.

This is salmorejo, one of the most popular tapas in Seville!
Creamy, tomatoey, soupy goodness.

Montadito de Pringá

Particularly popular in rural Andalusia, pringá is the leftovers of a delicious pork stew (think pork meat, spicy chorizo sausage and blood sausage, slow cooked to perfection). This is then combined with bread rolls to create mini sandwiches! And if it’s morning time, we love to spread it on our toast as a savory topping too.

This is montadito de pringá, one of the most popular tapas in Seville!
The addictive pringá montadito

Solomillo al Whisky

Pork sirloin marinated in whiskey (or brandy) and fried in olive oil; what could possibly go wrong! Simple, flavorsome and absolutely delicious, this dish really highlights the versatility of Iberian pork. What you’ve heard is true– this tapa is not to be missed!

This is solomillo al whisky, one of the most popular tapas in Seville!
Solomillo al whisky

Piripi

Seville’s answer to the BLT (only minus the lettuce), this tasty sandwich is layer upon layer of savory goodness. Bacon, cheese, pork loin, tomato and aioli working together in harmony. Unlike the rest of the tapas here, the piripi is exclusive to Bodeguita Antonio Romero and worth seeking out to try!

the piripi sandwich, in Bodeguita Antonio Romero
Yum– Bodeguita Antonio Romero’s piripi sandwich – Photo Credit: Que Hay de Cena

Jamón

It would be pretty hard to come to Seville and not eat Spanish ham, jamón. But to have the best of the best we particularly recommend treating your taste buds to some jamón ibérico de bellota (acorn-fed Iberian Ham) which is wonderfully rich and smooth. Eat it by itself or with some bread– either way, it’s an absolute delight.

This is jamón ibérico, one of the most popular tapas in Seville!
We’ll have two boards of jamón, please. Maybe three.

Ensaladilla Rusa

This literally translates to ‘Russian Salad’ and is a popular one throughout Spain. The main ingredients include boiled potatoes, carrots, tuna, eggs, peas, peppers, olives, and mayonnaise, and it’s an excellent accompaniment to any meal. It’s absolutely worth trying, but make sure you get a good one– we love the ensaladilla at Bodeguita Romero, one of the best traditional tapas bars in the center of Seville!

This is Ensaladilla Rusa, one of the most popular tapas in Seville!
A modern take on the popular tapa “Ensaladilla Rusa”

If this list really got your stomach rumbling, the fun doesn’t stop there. Local expert Cyra has some other iconic dishes you should try in Seville, along with some more info on these local gems.

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1 Comment

  1. Hugh Jassman says
    March 23, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    So your website gave me insight on food that was very important to me although the format was a little odd

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