Where to Find the Tastiest Cheap Eats in Seville

So you’re in Seville, you love good food, but you’re on a budget.

Well, you just may be in your ideal travel destination. You don’t have to look too hard to find cheap eats here in Seville. It’s a relatively economical place to dine out, and the tapas culture lends itself to sharing bites with friends and spending less. 

But with so many bars and restaurants to choose from (we’re talking more than 3,000), finding the most delicious of these budget-friendly stops is tricky. Here are some of our favorite spots for authentic and delicious eats when we’re watching our wallets. 

Where to find the best cheap eats in Seville

Freiduría Puerta de la Carne 

There may be nothing more sevillano than fried seafood! And you’ll be shocked at how much fresh catch you can get at such a cheap price at your local fry shop. These shops pop up in every neighborhood and most of them are lovely (venture out and find them!). But Freiduría Puerta de la Carne is one of our favorites. Try the crispy calamari, succulent codfish or the local classic: boquerones en adobo (plump anchovy-sized fish marinated in vinegar, lemon juice and spices). You can get a whole kilo for less than €30!

Plate of fried anchovies on a table
Not an anchovy fan? Try them fried—we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Casa Moreno 

Some of Spain’s best food is cured and preserved. So what better way to get your hands on these snacks than at a shop serving nothing practically else? 

Casa Moreno (Calle Gamazo, 7) may look like a simple Spanish deli from the outside, but venture back to the bar and find slices of caña de lomo (smoky cured pork loin), local cheeses and a list of spectacular montaditos (small pressed sandwiches) that won’t break the bank. The montadito with tortilla, spicy chorizo, and melted cheese is a must and will only cost you €2.50.  

Caña de lomo (Spanish cured pork loin)
Jamón gets all the credit, but don’t miss the many other wonderful kinds of Spanish cured meats, like caña de lomo!

Antigua Abacería de San Lorenzo 

You can shell out a few more euros dining inside with a full menu and beautiful decor at Abacería de San Lorenzo, or you can hang outside and order some of the best montaditos in town. Owner Ramón and his family are sourcing quality products, and it shows. The montaditos with spicy chorizo and Cabrales cheese or sobrasada with oil-cured black olives and fresh cheese are both spectacular are only €3 each. Wash them all down with a local vermouth or Rioja wine. 

Taberna El Panduro Baños  

This unassuming sit-down spot features Spanish classics with creative spins. The dining room is cozy, the tapas portions are abundant (€5 on average), and the service is always excellent. They also have the best ensaladilla in town made with potato, cherry tomato, spicy aioli, tuna loin, and roe. These guys will prove to you that cheap eats in Seville can be exciting and delicious. 

Meat dish at Panduro Baños restaurant in Seville
The dishes at Panduro Baños are proof that you don’t have to spend a lot for an incredible meal. Photo credit: Panduro Baños

Cata Ciega 

Feeling fancy but don’t want to break the bank? The elegance of Álvaro’s tapas and wine bar never seems to line up with the bill. Try a local sherry wine and ask Álvaro what’s good on the menu that day. Just make sure he includes the timbal de pulpo, a little tower of tender octopus, soft potato, homemade aioli, smoky paprika and Andalucía’s best olive oil. And though it’s just €3.20, you’ll feel like you’re devouring anything but cheap eats in Seville. 

Fino and manzanilla are the driest sherry wines in Seville.
Dry sherries may seem overwhelmingly dry to first-time drinkers. Just keep sipping—it’ll grow on you!

Duo Tapas/ La Sidonia/ La Terraza 

These three modern tapas restaurants sit next to each other in the bustling Alameda neighborhood and share kitchens. That means you can order off three different menus to build your affordably delicious dinner—you just have to ask. A hefty portion of delicious Asian-inspired tuna tartare, for example, will cost you less than €3, with all of their generously sized tapas never hitting €6. 

Tuna tartare
You’ll be dreaming about the tuna tartare at Dúo Tapas long after you’ve swallowed the last bite. Photo credit: Dúo Tapas

Bodega Dos De Mayo 

Bodega Dos de Mayo is a classy, traditional sevillano restaurant with affordable options for everyone. Bonus: most tapas are under €3! Try the Andalusian cold tomato soup called salmorejo, coquinas (tiny clams cooked in white wine and garlic), or the pork tenderloin with a spicy mozárabe sauce. And if you’re there on a Sunday, definitely order the rice special.

Plate of codfish
You can’t go wrong with anything at Bodega Dos de Mayo, but their bacalao a la viuda is the star of the show. Photo credit: Bodega Dos de Mayo

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