The best tapas and restaurants in Sevilla according to locals
Going for tapas is the most way common to dine in Seville. With over 4,000 tapas bars in the city, it’s no surprise. They say in a pinch, you could fit the entire population in the tapas bars alone. Tapas are cheap (between 1.50€ and 4€) and it’s common to see people sharing a ’ración’ (plate) or a ’media ración’ of one dish. While traditional tapas reign supreme, new international influences and vegetarian fusion have become very popular.
Try to get your name on the chalkboard and hope for a table. The place is popular so don’t be discouraged by the line. Just grab a drink at the bar while you wait. Very cheap and very good, it’s no wonder the place is usually packed.
2 de Mayo
A very famous tapas bar in Sevilla. Take a seat if you like, but you’ll have to order at the bar! We recommend you try the "brochetta de rape" – it’s love on a stick: meats and veggies grilled to perfection with a mouth-watering blend of spices and sauces.
Bodega de Santa Cruz
Actually, people will know it as "Las Columnas" because it has two big columns outside. Whatever they call it, we just call it good. Really good.
Known as the oldest tapas bar in all of Seville. Tapas recipes that have been served up since the 16th century: delicious spinach tortillas, amazing fried sea anemones (seriously), and huge olives.
All shellfish is delicious here. Try the "montadito de gambas" (shrimps). Sit and watch Spanish life pass by.
The perfect place to go in a sunny afternoon. Just ask for a "tinto de verano" and chill at the terrace.