Seville is a great city for exploring and photography but also for eating and drinking. I’ve compiled a tasty list of where to eat in Seville. The tortillas are delicious, the churros fluffy, and the drinks cold. Our first day in Seville we did a food walking tour with Seville Secret Food Tour. I highly recommend it for a different way of seeing the city and tasting delicious food. Our guide was knowledgeable, a local, and passionate about Seville. We ate so much on the lunchtime tour that we didn’t even need dinner, and every place was local and tasty. Here’s the list of where to eat in Seville.
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Bar El Comercio
This place is an institution and needs to be on anybodies list for where to eat in Seville. It’s been in the same family for five generations, and the building is over 100 years old. They’re famous for their churros, tortilla, and vermouth. Which means you’re set for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The churros are some of the best I’ve ever had. it looks different to the normal stuff, and is fluffier, and so tasty you don’t even need the sauce it comes with. You can stand and watch them make it, which is fascinating. They’re experts of their craft and can spin out perfect churros in moments.
This little gem has a front restaurant and a hidden back bar with no sign. The place makes its own wine and has been doing so for years. They used to store the wine in huge ceramic barrels, which are lined along the back wall of the bar. Funky old fans lean down at you from the walls but are silent these days thanks to air-conditioning.
For food, you want to try the tortilla and the montadito. The tortilla was cooked perfectly, just soft enough, while still retaining its shape. Montadito is a traditional bar snack from southern Spain. They make a delicious stew of chickpeas, meat, and spices and then put the meat between two slices of bread. These were super tasty.
Productos de la Sierra
If you want to stock up on the tastiest, most ethical products in southern Spain then don’t miss this little shop. The man who runs it with his wife used to work in IT, but quit the corporate world to follow his passion, which is heavily focused on Jamón. They are both knowledgeable with all their products and only deal with free-range farms. We were able to try a selection of Jamón and cheese products and a little bit of oil. I highly recommend the rosemary cheese and the paprika. Everything is rich and full of flavour, and the man speaks English if you have any questions.
This beautiful restaurant is just outside the Triana Market and in the old streets of the Triana neighbourhood. It has large airy windows but still exudes Spanish timelessness with dark wood panelling and intricate tiling. Every year for the Seville festival a poster is designed, and this bar boasts some as far back as 1870. Luckily the food lives up to this beautiful decor. All of it is hearty, southern food; rich in flavour and portions. Try the eggplant with honey or the roasted pork knuckle. For something authentic the chickpeas and spinach are great, as well as the bull’s tail. Here we also tasted vino de Verano, which means Summer Wine. It’s a quick Sangria made of red wine and soda and is very refreshing. Everything is tasty, making this a definite for where you should eat in Seville.
This place is blue, and every square inch of the walls is covered in photos, paintings, memorabilia, and religious artifacts. If you want to eat where the locals eat, then this restaurant is where you need to eat in Seville. All the food is no-nonsense, tasty, and traditional. Try the egg and vegetables for something surprisingly amazing, the Salmorejo for a traditional Gaspacho, and if you’re game order the snails, which are very tasty. The service is quick and you should ask for their rebujito, a specialty down south made from sherry and lemonade.
This little sweet shop is on a street just off from the main bridge across the river. The truffels were absolutely amazing, and I can highly recommend the olive oil flavoured one. All the little cakes and sweets are presented beautifully.
No food tour in Spain would be complete without a stop in one of their traditional markets. This is where you can buy traditional food but also where you can eat. The Triana Market is just across the river in the lively Triana district. This area is were flamenco began and is where the gypsies, Jewish, and Muslims were all forced to live at different points in Seville’s history. The market has a museum in it, as it was the site of an ancient roman tour and the old headquarters of the Spanish Inquisition. Now you can come here to sample Spain’s amazing olives, buy fish, or sit and snack on market delicacies. We stopped at a little olive shop just inside the doors and sampled olives with feta, blue cheese, and peppers. they were super-rich, dripping with oil and flavour. To add some bloody history to your stop, just outside the back of the market is an old alleyway down to the river. This is where the Spanish Inquisition used to dump the bodies.