This blog post was originally posted on December 3, 2018, and was updated on November 27, 2019.
They say it’s the most wonderful time of the year, and in a city as magical as Seville, the popular refrain takes on more truth than ever.
We here at Devour Seville are all about good food and unforgettable meals. With that said, it should come as no surprise that our favorite part of the holidays are the massive feasts consisting of course after course of delicious delicacies.
If you’re visiting Andalusia’s stunning capital this holiday season, meal options may be slim due to the fact that many local businesses close up shop temporarily, but no worries. You still have plenty of great options when it comes to where to eat in Seville on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Here are a handful of our favorites.
Where to eat in Seville on Christmas Eve
For more than 40 years, El Giraldillo has been a reference for homestyle sevillano cuisine and spectacular views of the Giralda from its picturesque terrace.
Whether you prefer to dine in the shadow of Seville’s most iconic tower or in the gorgeous interior dining room, this local favorite is a great pick for an unforgettable Christmas Eve meal. Their holiday offerings represent the best of southern Spain’s fabulous cuisine (think exquisite seafood and fresh local produce) and will set you back €80.
Restaurante San Marco
Who doesn’t love Italian food? While our hearts will always lie with Spanish cuisine, there’s something so classic about a holiday meal complete with shared plates of pasta and other Italian delicacies in good company.
That’s exactly what’s in store at Restaurante San Marco in Santa Cruz, where the Christmas Eve menu consists of top-notch Mediterranean cuisine along with plenty of sherry for an essential sevillano twist. This unforgettable holiday meal costs €65 per person and reservations are recommended.
Where to eat in Seville on Christmas Day
When it comes to Christmas meals in Spain, you can’t get much better than gathering around the table in the home of a beloved family member or close friend, passing around dishes of home-cooked food. If you haven’t scored an invitation to a Spanish friend’s home to join in on the festive foodie fun this December 25, no worries—Becerrita is the next best thing.
Open on Christmas Day, the cozy and elegant restaurant uses only ingredients that arrive fresh daily in their homestyle Andalusian dishes, so you can be sure that whatever you’re devouring is of the highest quality. Just don’t forget the vino—their award-winning wine list is one of Seville’s best.
Despite the large quantities and high quality of food at holiday feasts throughout Spain, many times they aren’t anything too sophisticated or fancy—just good, honest dishes prepared with love. That’s what’s on the menu at Cervecería Raimundo, one of Seville’s most emblematic bars and restaurants which will be open on Christmas Day.
Choose from one of six excellent menus, each composed of dishes representing the utmost in Andalusian cuisine and made with carefully selected fresh, local ingredients. The bright, friendly space will immediately make you feel at home.
Sound familiar? The iconic restaurant with awe-inspiring views of the Giralda will also be open on December 25, making it one of our top picks for both where to eat in Seville on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! On Christmas itself, you’ll be able to order off the regular menu, choosing from among dozens of exquisite sevillano dishes. (And did we mention the incredible views?!)
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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.