Seville has no shortage of food and drink options. Sevillanos like to linger, laugh and love. Days take on a relaxed pace. Rushing isn’t on the agenda here. Meals are leisurely enjoyed with friends in cute, little spots that make you feel right at home in Spain. As evening envelops the town, Sevillanos pour out into the streets. The soft tones of their Spanish conversations bouncing off the yellow, red and white buildings till the sounds make their way into the night sky. Even the moon wants to taste Seville. And why wouldn’t it? Meals are savoured outside on cobblestone lanes and in bustling, cozy, warmly lit tapas bars serving up big doses of flavour. Pale green olives burst with tangy delight, coffee is bold and rich. My tastebuds are happy in this city that softly sings to my heart. These are just some of our favourite local places to eat in Seville.
Small bites are the norm and great fuel for all the walking you will be doing. Try the spinach and chickpeas, toast with tomato marmalade or one of the innumerable other tapas paired with a glass of vino. Every place offers something different and tapas won’t break your bank account at usually around three euros a plate. There’s many delicious vegetarian options too.
Glass of Wine
Sip slowly as conversations carry on into the night. Red wine is paired with a fizzy lemon juice. Quite the refreshing option after hours of casual wanderings. It seems as though wine is the cheapest thing to consume in Spain and that’s not a bad thing.
Locals love to stop in for a lively chat over a cup of coffee. Choose the cortado, a strong jolt of espresso served up with a little milk in a small, clear glass. There’s no tall or shorts, just one size fits all. It’s like taking a shot of pure, unaltered caffeine sent down from the coffee Gods. You will be asking yourself just where these magical coffee beans come from to give the cortado a flavour unlike anything served up in a regular coffee joint back home.
Confiteria la Campana
Calle Sierpes, 1-3
All the walking may have you craving a quick sugary pick-me-up. Pop into this little bakery shop established in 1885 for tiny, little mouthfuls of sweet treats. Your nose will be pressed against the glass of Seville’s many small bakeries willing yourself not to go in and have just one more bite. One of our favourite indulgences was the napolitana de chocolate, a croissant stuffed with melt-in-your-mouth chocolate. We aren’t willing to admit just how many of these we consumed in one day.
El Rincon De Beirut
Calle San Fernando, 21
Large portions of hummus, fatoush and shawarmas are brought out by an incredibly friendly waiter who is ready to sing Bollywood songs in a heartbeat.
Calle Tetuán, 15
A small, as most places are in Seville, but clean and elegant Italian restaurant, tucked away in a side street in the middle of town. Think fresh pastas and scrumptious appetizers.
Calle Pastor y Landero, 10
This cozy restaurant is bright and airy with a vegetarian-friendly menu. Dive into the creamy risotto with mushrooms and don’t bother offering to share because you will want to finish it all. The arugula salad is topped with parmesan cheese and sundried tomatoes and is a fresh addition to any other delicious menu offerings.