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9 Deliciously Best Tapas in Seville and where to find them

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If you are planning a trip to Seville, you have to include a round of tapas barhopping to your Seville itinerary. We will explain what tapa is and how Seville tapas are different from other parts of Spain, but for now – know that it has to do with food and drinks, and many rounds of it. So let’s check out the best tapas in Seville and learn about its origins.

Best Tapas in Seville and where to find them

Best Tapas in Seville

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What is Tapas and how is Seville tapas different from Barcelona?

Tapa is singular and tapas is plural. They refer to small portions of food. It includes food or meal, as well as drinks and snacks. Many people refer to tapas as ‘starters’ or appetizers (we did too, before learning about it). But it is not ‘starters’, your entire meal or supper can be of various tapas – different varieties of small portions of food, with a drink like beer or wine.

Key thing to keep in mind is that the portion is small and hence the price is pocket friendly like 1 euro beer or 3 euros tapas (average prices in Seville for tapas).

Best tapas in Seville
Best tapas in Seville

Tapas is a way of life in Seville. In the evenings, after work, friends get together – socialize and they bar hop from one place to another, all while eating different food or tapas. In Seville, whether it’s a café or restaurant, they are all known as bars. And it is not uncommon to see an espresso machine and a beer tap at the same counter.

Tapas originated in southern Spain – in Andalucía and over the years this art of eating and drinking have changed the Seville food scene. And it is small portions of food that you partake and enjoy.

Evenings in Seville

In Barcelona, the idea of tapas is a little different. It is still a small portion of food and drink – but they are from one place or restaurant. In most touristy areas in Barcelona, you will find a round of tapas to cost you about 33 euros, which includes 2 drinks, 5-6 varieties of food dishes (vegetarian and meat options, including sea food).

We highly recommend trying authentic tapas the way locals do in Seville, we think you will enjoy it – it is part of appreciating the unique culture of Andalusia.

Tapas Food Walking Tours – Best Tapas in Seville

We did take a tour to understand the tapas process, and we highly recommend a guided tour as well. Once you know the drill, you can go tapas hopping yourself.

TAPAS TOURBOOK HERE
3.50 HR Tapas and History Tour
Tapas and Wine Tasting
Tapas, Flamenco & Lights
Tapas in Triana
Tapas by Bike
3.50 HR Cooking Class with dinner

In a guided tapas tour, you will be led by a local expert who bar hops with you for the evening – tasting many rounds of tapas. It is a walking tour, so expect a lot of chit-chat and wandering through unknown alleys.

A guided tour is also helpful if you want to eat tapas from century old restaurants. In some tapas bars, you will only find menus written in Spanish and a local guide would be able to help you.

If you like to learn about Spanish cuisine, join a cooking class in Seville and try them hands on. BOOK A SPANISH COOKING CLASS + DINNER HERE

9 Best Tapas in Seville with MAP

Here are the 9 best tapas in Seville. We have also included recommended restaurants where you can try traditional tapas. But if you are taking a tour, rest assured you will be trying them.

In Seville tapas are served in small plates. Most restaurant menus will have both English and Spanish language, and it has 3 columns:

  • Tapas
  • Media raciones  – half plates
  • Raciones – full plates 

Here is a map of the recommended restaurants for best tapas in Seville Spain

 

Slow cooked Spinach and Chickpeas (Espinacas con Garbanzos)

My personal favorite and one of the MOST popular tapas in Seville is the chickpeas. The Moors brought chickpeas and species (cumin) when they conquered southern Spain. This dish is made of slow cooked spinach with chickpeas and species and it is served on an earthen plate. It is SO SO delicious. We had never tried this mix before (we have had chickpeas and cooked spinach separately, but not in this combination) – it was amazing.

Spinach and Chickpeas in Seville

Chickpeas is one of the traditional tapas dish in Seville, and it rightly symbolizes the rich cultural past and co-existence.

Where to eat in Seville? 

  • Bodega La Aurora -Local bar,chilled out vibes
    • Location: Calle Pérez Galdós, 9 Bajo, 41004 Sevilla, Spain (pinned on the map)
  • Bodeguita Romero – Traditional wine bar
    • Location: Calle Harinas, 10, 41001 Sevilla, Spain (pinned on map)

Iberian Ham (Jamon Iberico de Bellota)

Acorn Fed Iberian Ham is quite a thing in Seville Spain. Acorn fed ham? Yes this ham is fed on a diet of acorns and the taste is yummilicous. You can try it with a bun like a sandwich or just on its own. 

This ham is one of the star products of the Spanish gastronomy and it is a completely cooked ham. 

Iberian Ham Sandwich - Heading to Southern Spain? You got to try these deliciously best tapas in Seville and go on a bar hoping tour to enjoy like the locals do!
Iberian Ham Sandwich

Where to eat in Seville? 

  • La Flor de Toranzo -A 1940’s zinc bar with a vibrant interiors
    • Location: Calle Jimios, 1, 41001 Sevilla, Spain (pinned on the map)

In Seville, it is common to see Jamón serrano which is a type of dry-cured Spanish jamón or ham and in restaurants you will find them hanging – similar to a butcher shop or Mediterranean style restaurant – like shawarma kind. We have a picture of it below and it is very common to see it in restaurants in Seville. But its not the same in Barcelona or Madrid. 

Meat in Authentic Tapas
Meat in Authentic Tapas

Sherry Wine and cheese

Sherry wine is a type of fortified wine from Andalusia. We tried the lightest wine called the fino sherry. It is a dry wine, but oh so refreshing especially when it is hot and sunny outside.

Pair a glass of sherry wine, with a platter plate (or two) of cheese. (not platter – a plate of cheese, its tapas!)

Cherry Wine and Cheese
Cherry wine

Many visitors to Spain, want to try cheese in Barcelona Seville Madrid – like in all the touristy places and why not. Try it when you are drinking dry sherry wine.

Where to eat in Seville? 

  • El Rinconcillo -A 1670’s OLDEST traditional tapas bar in Seville
    • This restaurant still calculates menu/bill payments on the bar table, which is kinda cool! Check the picture below
    • Location: Calle Gerona, 40, 41003 Sevilla, Spain (pinned on the map)

Fried Fish 

Fried fish is very popular in Spain in general and is true for Seville tapas. Merluza fried fish or Hake and Cazon or white fish is popular in Seville. You can order a mixed variety as well.

Where to eat in Seville? 

  • Freiduria La Isla -Considered as the best place to try fried fish in Seville
    • Location: Calle Garcia de Vinuesa 1341001 Seville, Spain (pinned on the map)
  • Many restaurants near the Seville Cathedral and Santa Cruz quarter will have great menu for fried fish or pescado frito

Pork – stewed or cooked

Most popular way of having pork in Seville is like a stew spread. Pork is stewed and slow cooked with other meat and chickpeas. It is served with a bun, like a sandwich or on its own. 

A tapa of carrilada de cerdo is pork cheeks cooked or stewed in red wine and they are so popular in Seville, you will find them almost everywhere in the city. It is slightly filling with potatoes, meat and sauce and it is super tender and delicious!

carrilada de cerdo
carrilada de cerdo

Where to eat in Seville? 

You will find pork in almost every restaurant in Seville. This one below is an upscale restaurant. 

  • Taberna El Panduro Banos – A Spanish fusion upscale restaurant
    • Location: Calle Baños, 3, 41002 Sevilla, Spain (pinned on the map)
  • Séptimo – Hip and modern tapas bar in Seville. 
    • Location: Calle Pastor y Landero, 21, 41001 Sevilla, Spain (pinned on the map)

1 euro beer – Cruzcumpo 

Cruzcumpo is a popular beer in Seville, and you should try this in one of your tapas bar hops. The beer is served in a small glass, unlike our pint size in North America and it only costs 1 euro.

Cruzcampo - Best tapas in Seville Spain
1 euro beer – Cruzcampo

I am not a beer person, but this one was delicious. It was my repeat order, each time we went bag hopping. Try it!

Where to eat in Seville? 

  • All the restaurants, bars and cafes will have it. Just ask!

Ensaladilla Rusa – Russian Potato Salad in Seville

Every tapa place in Seville have a potato salad and that is the ensaladilla rusa aka Russian potato salad. Although a ‘Russian potato salad’ it has a unique twist with peas, carrots and sometimes tuna and even egg in it.

Heading to Southern Spain? You got to try these deliciously best tapas in Seville and go on a bar hoping tour to enjoy like the locals do! - Ensaladailla Rusa
Ensaladilla Rusa – Russian potato salad with Cruzcampo beer

It is served cold, so pairs well with a beer! 

Where to eat in Seville? 

  • La Malvaloca – Traditional tapas bar near Plaza de Encarnacion
    • Location: Plaza de Encarnacion 20, Junto a la Fuente de la plaza de la (pinned on the map)

Tostada with tomato, ham, and olive oil for breakfast

Although people don’t go for tapas in the morning, everybody have to eat breakfast. Tostada is a toast with ‘something’. Most common toast is tostada with tomato, ham, and olive oil. You can also do ‘toast and tomato with cheese’ or just toast and tomato’. And guys the tomatoes in Spain are ridiculously delicious I don’t know why. 

And if you didn’t know I LOVE TOMATOES! Just saying, I do, I love them. 

Where to eat in Seville? 

  • Bar Alfalfa: One of the best breakfast bars in Seville
    • Location: Calle Candilejo, 1, 41004 Sevilla, Spain (pinned on the map)
  • Café Bar Rudy: Located near the Plaza de Armas bus station their toast is delicious. Pair with coffee and milk! 
    • Location: Calle Marqués de Paradas, 25, 41001 Sevilla, Spain (pinned on the map)

Churros and Chocolate

This is a sweet lethal combination! The cup has hot chocolate (and it is hot!) and you dip the churros in it, to enjoy. The good thing is that it is not super sweet like our donuts, but a notch less sweet than that, so you can easily finish one serving. They cost around 3 euros and you can find them in most cafes.  We tried this at the Cafe bar Duque, located in central Seville.

Chocolatey Churros in best tapas in Seville
Chocolate y Churros

Where to eat in Seville? 

  • Cafe Bar Duque: Chilled out cafe near the central area (Derby Hotel and  El Corte Ingles Supermarket)
    • Location: Pl. del Duque de Veragua, 41002 Sevilla, Spain (pinned on the map)

Here are the authentic tapas tour to take in Seville

TAPAS TOURBOOK HERE
3.50 HR Tapas and History Tour
Tapas and Wine Tasting
Tapas, Flamenco & Lights
Tapas in Triana
Tapas by Bike
3.50 HR Cooking Class with dinner

Additional travel resources 

We hope you enjoyed our round of best tapas in Seville Spain. If you are planning a trip to Spain, read our travel guides below

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