The Tripsers are on their way from Faro, Portugal to Seville, Spain! After a long day of driving and coding, food will surely be on the brain. Lucky for them, Seville as over 4,000 tapas restaurants. It'll be hard not to enjoy the food but to celebrate their trip and the wonderful city of Seville, here are Triposo's top 10 (well, 9) picks for tapas restaurants in Seville.
Having won numerous prizes for their tapas over the years, Restaurante Eslava prides itself on combining traditional fare with a modern twist. Using seasonal organic produce from their garden, Eslava’s tapas are served at lunch and dinner as either medias raciones (half portions) or raciones (full portions) depending on how hungry you are and how many of their innovative treats you want to try. Worth both the walk and the wait, Restaurante Eslave is tapas at its finest.
In the heart of the city center you’ll find Los Coloniales - tapas the way mama makes them. Favored by locals, these rustic tapas are mouth-watering - especially their specialty of pork cooked in whiskey. Los Coloniales won’t break the bank either, so get here early for a true Andalusian gem.
Bodega Santa Cruz is boisterous, lively and wonderfully authentic. Don’t come here after a long day of walking around because the best tables are outside and are standing only. Bask in the warm air, the lively atmosphere and try the espinacas con garbanzos or simply get a plate of manchego cheese and a drink. Either way, it’s worth the stop for a quintessential experience at this classic tapas eatery.
Take a step back in time in one of Seville’s oldest tapas establishments. With its old-world charm, El Rinconcillo is as traditional as you can get. The bustling staff has been serving guests for over 300 years and will for years to come. Try the chorizo and a glass of vino tinto to round off your day.
5. La Azotea
Try to reserve a table at one of Seville’s best restaurants, or come early enough since La Azotea is small and fills up fast. The menu changes frequently and seasonally so there are always new delicies to uncover, as well as modern twists on traditional dishes. If you can’t make it for tapas, La Azotea is also open for a breakfast of sweet treats and super-strong coffee. Simple, stunning Spanish cuisine.
More of a bar and place to hang out than a traditional sit-down restaurant, Patio de San Eloy is perfect for the budget traveler. From inexpensive breakfasts to generous portions of Serrano ham, Patio de San Eloy won’t disappoint when it comes to taste or atmosphere. Sit on the beautifully tiled steps and enjoy a nice, cold beer. ¡Salud!
7. Bar Europa
Its dark-wood bar and black and white tiled floor brings a traditional ambience to Spanish-fusion food. The creative dishes here are a spin on tradition, but don’t let that stop you from making Bar Europa a stop on your tapas tour through the city.
8. Las Teresas
WIth its hanging hams, Las Teresas is a Sevillian institution that takes tradition seriously. Ask the wait staff for suggestions or pick randomly from the menu - either way you won’t be disappointed with this hidden delight in the heart of Santa Cruz.
With some of the best live music in town, Levies is the place to experience the true heart of Seville. Take in the smell of orange blossoms, have a glass of Rojo and snack away while the scenery here at Levies.
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