When visiting Seville you should spend plenty time wandering its tapas bars as this is the best city in the world to sample a great selection of these Spanish dishes. However, many visitors can soon become overfaced with the idea of wandering from bar to bar whilst rarely managing to get a seat so it’s a good idea to plan a few meals in some Seville restaurants. Many tapas bars also have a dining room so there often isn’t a strict distinction between what is a tapas bar and what is a restaurant so be sure to also take a look at our recommended Seville tapas bars.
Below we’ve selected a good range of restaurants in Seville that are worth considering and have ordered them according to location. Where possible we’ve included their website address where you can often find a sample menu of the restaurant.
Referring to “El Centro” might be rather vague but for the purpose of this listing of recommended restaurants we’re referring to the area around c/Sierpes and c/Tetuan where you’ll find most of Seville’s main shopping streets.
Casa Cuesta (c/ Zaragoza)
Phone: 954 229 718
A great selection of Andalucian dishes are on offer at this newish restaurant which is owned by the same family who run the better known Casa Cuesta which has been established in the Triana district since 1880.
La Sopa Boba (c/Torneo, 85)
Phone: 954 379 784
Adventurous home cooking such as manzana con bacalao y cabrales (cod with apple and goat’s cheese) has helped this restaurant make a name for itself of late.
Robles Placentines (c/ Placentines 2)
Phone: 954 213 162
A great restaurant to experience Andalucian cuisine at its very best. There are two more Robles restaurants nearby serving similarly excellent fare, Casa Robles and Robles Tapas.
This is whole area between the Cathedral and the river including the streets around the bullring.
Enrique Becerra (Gamazo, 2)
Phone: 954 213 049
Some of the city’s finest Andalucian dishes. You can try exquisite tapas at the bar such as baby eels or lamb meatballs or you can dine upstairs in the excellent restaurant.
Restaurante Casa Robles (Alvarez Quintero, 58)
Phone: 954 213 150
Inventive Andaluz cuisine attracts locals and tourists alike. There’s another excellent branch of this well known restaurant at Placentines, 2.
La Taberna del Alabardero (Zaragoza, 20).
Phone: 954 502 721
Great choice for lunch as catering students prepare a good value set menu. Also popular spot for dinner in the upstairs dining room.
Meson Don Raimundo (c/ Argote de Molina 26)
Phone: 954 223 355
Great Andalucian dishes with an Arabic touch in this atmospheric restaurant which is housed in a building that was originally a convent.
Seville has the largest number of bars per person in Spain and is the best place to savour tapas. You can book a local, English-speaking guide who will take your group on a tour of some of the city’s finest tapas bars.Book a Tapas Tour of Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz & Cathedral Area
This is the main tourist area which is made up of the many streets behind the Cathedral and Alcazar heading towards Menéndez Pelayo.
Egaña-Oriza (San Fernando, 41).
Phone: 954 227 211
Top notch dining experience next to the ancient walls of the Alcázar.
Corral del Agua (Callejón del Agua, 6)
Phone: 95 422 07 14
This is one of the city’s most romantic restaurant with tables placed in a typical Sevillano patio.
Restaurante El Modesto (c/ Cano y Cueto 5)
Phone: 954 416 811
Authentic Andalucian and Spanish food are served at this delightful venue.
Hotel Alfonso XIII (c/San Fernando, 2)
Phone: 954 917 000
Website: Hotel Alfonso XIII
If you’re looking for something special, dining on the beautiful patio of Seville’s finest hotel is a real treat.
La Albahaca (Plaza Santa Cruz, 29)
Phone: 954 220 714
This charming, traditional restaurant has been built in a converted mansion in one of the Barrio Santa Cruz’s prettiest squares. It is right next to the Los Gallos flamenco tablao so you can dine before attending the show.
Hosteria del Laurel (Plaza de los Venerables 5)
Phone: 954 220 295
Idyllic Seville location with a fine selection of Spanish and European choices.
Doña Elvira (Plaza de Doña Elvira, 6)
Phone: 954 215 483
Ideal location on a fine evening where you can try typical Andalucia dishes seated under the orange trees of this charming square.
Restaurante Santa Cruz (Plaza de los Venerables)
Phone: 954 223 583
This restaurant is housed in an 18th century mansion where you can enjoy Andalucian cuisine in a typically atmospheric setting.
Pizzeria San Marco (c/Meson del Moro 4)
Phone: 954 564 390
This pizzeria in Santa Cruz serves excellent Italian food inside a twelfth-century Moorish bathhouse. Various other branches of this popular Italian restaurant have been established around the city on Calle Cuna, Calle Baños and at Calle Betis 68.
Barrio Triana and River Area
Crossing the river over the Puente de Triana brings you into c/San Jacinto in the Triana neighbourhood where you’ll find a whole stretch of bars specialising in fried fish dishes. C/Betis runs along the side of the river where you’ll find a fine selection of tapas bars and restaurants with views over the river.
Río Grande (c/Betis, 70)
Phone: 954 273 956
Located on the bank of the Guadalquivir, this Triana restaurant offers superb views across to the illuminated Giralda and Torre de Oro. It also has a tapas bar.
Restaurante Poncio (Calle Victoria, 8).
Phone: 954 540 000
Great dining experience over the river in the Triana district.
Kiosco de las Flores (c/ Betis)
Phone: 954 274 576
Located across the river on Calle Betis this well known spot offers outdoor dining with splendid views of the city.
The Alfalfa & Plaza del Salvador
This is an area well worth discovering if you’re keen to find some excellent tapas bars. Find Plaza del Salvador on your map and head east to get there. You’ll find several bars with terraces (Bar Manolo, Casa Diego, Gran Tino) which are great people watching spots on a warm evening but for the atmosphere of a busy tapas bar it’s best to go inside one like La Bodega. Unfortunately there are not many restaurants in this area.
Taberna Coloniales (Plaza Cristo De Burgos 19)
Another popular tapas area centred on the Iglesia Santa Catalina.
El Rincóncillo (c/ Gerona 40)
Phone: 954 223 183
Upstairs in Seville’s oldest bar there is now a fine restaurant serving mainly Andaluz cuisine.
Restaurante Jano (c/ Doña Maria Coronel 17)
The Alameda, San Lorenzo & Macarena Districts
San Lorenzo stands just west of the large open square called the Alameda de Hercules whilst the Macarena District runs north east of the Alameda leading to the Basilica Macarena and the Andalucian Parliament building.
Restaurante Az-Zait (Plaza de San Lorenzo, 1)
Phone: 954 906475
Rated by popular travel review website Tripadvisor as Seville’s number one restaurant.
Bar Yebra (c/Medalla Milagrosa, 3)
Marea Grande (Diego Angulo Iñiguez 16)
Phone: 954 538 000
Located near the Jardines de la Buhaira, the Marea Grande serves innovative cuisine with an emphasis on seafood in what is certainly one of Seville’s top quality restaurants.