This blog post was originally posted on December 4, 2015, and was updated on October 25, 2018.
For sevillanos, one of the most important meals of the year takes place on December 31.
Known as nochevieja in Spanish, New Year’s Eve is a time to cherish time spent with family along with plenty of good food and wine. If you’re just visiting, though, you can still partake in all the foodie fun your heart desires. These restaurants in Seville with a special menu for New Year’s Eve will provide a delicious setting for you to say adiós to 2018.
Imagine, if you will, dining high above the city, with sweeping views of Seville at your feet and the Torre de Oro serving as the centerpiece. Sound good? You can have all that and more at Abades Triana, one of our favorite fine dining restaurants in Seville with a special menu for New Year’s Eve. Their multi-course nochevieja menu includes chef-selected dishes of the highest quality, complete with gorgeous wine pairings and a jazz trio providing the soundtrack. Prices vary depending on exclusivity and the location of your table, but be prepared to drop anywhere from €190 to €325. If a classy, sophisticated New Year’s Eve meal is what you’re after, you can’t get much better than this.
Not everyone is looking for a glamorous, flashy party on New Year’s Eve. (In fact, plenty of Spaniards prefer to keep things low-key at home with their families.) If that’s more your speed, we think you’ll love the nochevieja specials at ConTenedor. An intimate, cozy little restaurant in an off-the-beaten-path neighborhood, they prioritize farm-fresh, local, organic food above all else. The result: a down-to-earth, welcoming environment complete with dishes you won’t find anywhere else, including innovative vegetarian options and a solid wine list focusing on Andalusia’s excellent vinos.
Restaurante San Marco Santa Cruz
There’s no shortage of bars and restaurants dotting the streets of Santa Cruz, but only a few truly stand out. One of them, Restaurante San Marco, also happens to be one of the best restaurants in Seville with a special menu for New Year’s Eve. The restaurant is set in an old Arab bathhouse dating from the 12th century, providing a gorgeous historic backdrop for the most special meal of the year. As far as the food itself, expect three excellent courses, appetizers, an excellent selection of wines and sherries (we’re in Seville, after all!) and—of course—the essential midnight grapes.
Hotel Alfonso XIII
An unforgettable evening of glitz and glamour awaits you at Seville’s most iconic hotel. The Hotel Alfonso XIII, originally commissioned by the king of the same name to host visiting dignitaries during the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition, is home to nearly a century of class, sophistication, and elegance. However, the place truly takes on a magical air every December 31, when it hosts one of Seville’s most extravagant New Year’s Eve galas. The party lasts from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. and includes course after course of exquisite food, top-quality wines, and plenty of champagne. Treat yourself and ring in the new year in style at this gorgeous gala!
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Since 2005, Cyra has lived in the UK, Portugal and Spain working as a professional tour guide. But it was Seville’s charm that captured her heart, and she hasn’t looked back since moving to her favorite city for food, wine and quality of life.