Seville’s wonderful tapas bars are definitely the talking point of its gastronomy, but there are also some great restaurants in the city – after all, we can’t possibly eat tapas all the time!
Whether you just feel like a nice sit down meal, or want to celebrate that special occasion, if you are looking for an elegant vibe, or a more relaxed atmosphere, there is something for everyone! Here are some of our favorite restaurants in Seville to have a nice meal at.
A favorite restaurant of ours for a nice meal or that special occasion, Contenedor is a slow food restaurant located just a stone’s throw from the center of Seville. Here you’ll find a range of dishes carefully created using locally sourced ingredients.
The menu is ever changing, but don’t miss the famous duck rice! Enjoy it all washed down with a glass of local Spanish wine, soak up the hip atmosphere, and you’ll have yourself a wonderful night out in Seville.
Address: Calle San Luis, 50
La Quinta Braseria
Set in a beautiful Sevillian style house, La Quinta Brasserie is a fairly new opening in the Santa Catalina neighborhood. Expect to find the best cuts of Spanish meat, hailing from Galicia to the Basque Country, a la brasa (on the grill) as well as delicious dishes such as tuna tempura and Brandada de Bacalao with octopus.
If you are looking for a nice restaurant in Seville where the whole family can enjoy, they also have a pizza menu which will please even the youngest of diners! Great food, great wine, elegant decor and a lovely calm atmosphere makes this a wonderful choice for a romantic dinner in Seville, or simply a calm sit down meal.
Address: Plaza Padre Jeronimo de Cordoba, 11
Vineria San Telmo
Vineria San Telmo is often mentioned as one of the best restaurants in the city, and justifiably so. Hidden behind the gardens of Seville’s Royal Alcazar, this restaurant was a pioneer in the early days of the modern tapas movement in Seville, and it’s staying power has to be credited to the creative menu that effortlessly combines cherished tradition with modern flare.
A perfect example of a traditional ingredient getting a modern update is the delicious crepe de morcilla, blood sausage from the north of Spain served in a light French crepe – delicious! Even more impressive is the fried octopus, one of the best gourmet taps in the city, served in a rustic style pan – perfect for sharing!
Address: Paseo Catalina de Ribera, 4
Sahumo is a lovely small restaurant with a personal feel in the heart of the El Arenal neighborhood. Here you’ll find a menu with just the right amount of choices, featuring local dishes with Canary Islands flair, thanks to the influence of the chef’s background.
The wonderful food is complemented with local wines and sherry from Jerez – don’t know these wines are? No problem, the staff will take the time to explain the wines and help you select the best wine for you. If need a unique sweet finish to your satisfying meal, you are perfectly positioned to finish off your evening with an ice cream from one of our favorite heladerías, La Fiorentina, which is located right next door!
Address: Calle Zaragoza, 18
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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.