This blog post was originally posted on April 25, 2016, and was updated on January 26, 2018.
With so much variety and quality available in Seville, finding a really good restaurant is easy. However, if you’re looking for the absolute best restaurants in Seville, you’ve come to the right spot!
People often ask us, ‘What are the best restaurants in Seville?’, and we can’t help but list five, six or even ten options – at least! The thing is, each of our favorite spots stands out for a different reason, be it the type of food it serves, the atmosphere or the specific occasion.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of our favorite restaurants in Seville by category. So if you’re looking for the best place for a special romantic meal with your significant other, a quick aperitif before your tapas crawl through the city or to treat yourself to something truly local and authentic, you’ll find all that and more here!
Best Restaurant for Traditional Tapas – Bodeguita Romero
Seville is a true hub of Spanish tradition, and traditional bars and restaurants are found all throughout the city. However, no bar combines a traditional atmosphere with beautifully prepared Sevillano cuisine quite like Bodeguita Romero.
The standout dish at this tiny, locally run bar has to be the montadito de pringá. This small sandwich filled with delicious tender pork chunks and black pudding is one of our favorite pork sandwiches in Seville and perfectly embodies the homemade cooking style of this restaurant. Pair it with one of the beautiful sherries or a glass of wine from the weekly specials board and soak up the atmosphere that is so quintessentially sevillano in this bar.
Address: Calle Harinas, 10
Best Restaurant for Seafood – Cañabota
There are a number of delicious seafood establishments in Seville, but it’s hard to look past the amazing dishes served up daily at Cañabota. This slightly upscale restaurant is just around the corner from the modernist Metropol Parasol Monument, which seems to have impacted the style of food here!
You’ll find modern versions of classic sevillano seafood dishes, alongside completely new and innovative options. There’s also a fantastic wine list, stocked full of delicious, dry, and salty sherries that perfectly compliment the local fish.
Address: Calle José Gestoso, 19
Best Hole in the Wall Tavern – Taberna Peregil
Often hidden down narrow, unfrequented streets or sitting in plain sight among flashier, trendier establishments, we love nothing more than stumbling upon a truly authentic hole in the wall bar in a new city. Taberna Peregil, one of the ultimate historic bars in Seville, has been providing locals with their iconic orange wine since 1904.
Don’t let the unassuming exterior fool you. It may be tiny, but it not only sells typical local drinks but also some simple but delicious tapas. Order some chicharrones– slow roasted pork belly– or manchego cheese to pair with your vino de naranja and allow yourself to be swept off your feet by the sevillano charm of this bar and its workers!
Address: Calle Mateos Gago, 29
Best Restaurant for Modern Tapas – La Brunilda
Modern tapas may be a relatively new phenomenon in Seville, but given that the influx of more modern establishments has introduced us to delights such as La Brunilda, we’re certainly not complaining! Navigating the complex combination of traditional and modern tapas spots in Seville can be tricky, but this tiny restaurant guarantees beautifully prepared tapas that put a modern twist on some traditional favorites, without the hefty price tag.
There are a number of stand-out dishes available at this restaurant, but the duck confit and the grilled pork shoulder with sweet potatoes are our personal must-have dishes. Given La Brunilda’s name as one of the best restaurants in Seville, getting a table is tricky. So, make sure to get to La Brunilda right as it opens to be sure to get a table, and sit back and enjoy!
Address: Calle Galera, 5
Best Restaurant for Fried Fish – Freiduría La Isla
Fried fish is incredibly popular among locals here in Seville, and not just during the city’s iconic April Fair celebration. However, it’s hard to find establishments that boast the variety and quality that is found at Freiduría La Isla. Located in the Arenal neighborhood of the city, this family-run eatery is an absolute must for all lovers of seafood.
We can safely say this place doesn’t put a foot wrong with the amazing fish on their menu. However, nothing beats a portion of their delicious marinated dogfish (adobo). Pair this gem with some manzanilla sherry and enjoy your fish in one of the best restaurants in Seville!
Address: Calle García de Vinuesa, 13
Check out the best order at Freiduría La Isla, along with some other local gems in the city, with this great YouTube video from local Devour experts, Hayley and Jaimie!
Best Restaurant with Craft Beer – Maquila
The craft beer movement has swept Seville and bars offering artisanal alternatives to the traditional Cruzcampo beer are found around every corner. Where some bars focus on their craft beer at the expense of providing delicious food, Maquila in the Alameda area ensures only dishes of the finest quality accompany their range of locally produced beers. this beautiful balance earns it a spot on our list of best restaurants in Seville for sure!
Our personal favorites include their patatas bravas and the delicious homemade sausage served with pureed potatoes in rich, creamy gravy – amazing!
Address: Calle Delgado, 4
Best Restaurant for Iberian Ham – Casa Ricardo
Spain’s iconic jamón is served at most every restaurant in Seville. However, finding a place that combines high-quality ham with the artistic flare required to slice the delicacy is a bit trickier to find. Casa Ricardo has an ever-changing menu of delicious local specialties, but the constant is their wafer-thin jamón ibérico. Squeeze in at the bar, pair it with some dry sherry, and soak up the local atmosphere!
Address: Hernán Cortés, 2
Best Place for an Aperitif – Salsamento
This trendy bar is one of Seville’s newer openings and has quickly asserted itself as one of the best restaurants in Seville. Salsamento is the perfect place to begin your evening with a delicious aperitif. The interior is a throwback to the longstanding ultramarino tradition in Spain. These local corner-shop style establishments are full of local wines and drinks to sample. Be it scrumptious vermouth– the once an old man’s drink that is enjoying a recent revolution, or a simple glass red or white wine, and of course, the pates and conserves from Portugal and cheeses hailing from all over Spain, the atmosphere at Salsamento gets you perfectly primed to explore the foodie scene of Seville.
Address: Calle Jerónimo Hernandez, 19
Best Restaurant for Fusion Tapas – Chifa
Fusion tapas, unlike their modern counterparts, take influences from other countries and cultures and combine them with Spanish specialties. When done well, the results are amazing and unique! In our opinion, the best fusion tapas in town are found at Chifa.
This restaurant takes Spanish dishes and infuses them with Latin American and Asian touches with great success. We love digging into their Iberian pork nguiris (inspired by Japanese cuisine!). Other hits are their modern ceviche dishes, and the Peruvian rice.
Address: Calle Barco, 2
Best Restaurant to Treat Yourself – Contenedor
We’re huge fans of the tapas tradition in Spain, but sometimes it’s nice to have a sit-down meal and really treat yourself to something extra special. Contenedor is the perfect place to have a delicious, exquisitely prepared dinner in a relaxed atmosphere, and is located just a few minutes from the center of the city. Ask anybody what the best restaurants in Seville are, and Contenedor is almost guaranteed to get a mention.
To guarantee a table, you should really phone beforehand and reserve. Also, when you get there make sure not to miss their famous duck rice dish. It is one of few constants on an ever-changing menu. When paired with a delicious glass of local wine it’s an unforgettable dining experience!
Address: Calle San Luis, 50
Best Abacería – Abacería de San Lorenzo
Abacerías are traditional, part grocery store/part tapas bar establishments that have carved a spot for themselves in Seville’s busy foodie scene. But despite only operating in its current way for less than 10 years, the traditional vibe of Abacería de San Lorenzo will transport you back in time.
The food here is simple, often cuts of ham or cheese or traditional tapas with an emphasis on fresh, locally-sourced produce. San Lorenzo shows that you don’t need to stray too far from simple, traditional food to be among the best restaurants in Seville. Combine this with the super friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere and you really are on to a winner!
Address: Calle Teodosio, 53
Best Restaurant for a Romantic Meal – Mariatrifulca
Seville is one of the most romantic cities in Europe.
So, you won’t have trouble finding a special place to eat and also feel the love. Perched right above the Guadalquivir River, Mariatrifulca offers some of the most stunning views in the city, making it the perfect place to share a romantic dinner with that special someone. With candle-lit tables and good food, it’s a little bit more pricey than your standard sevillano meal, but when it comes to a romantic setting in Seville, there’s no better spot!
Address: Puente de Triana (on the Triana side)