Best Restaurants in Seville: Foodie Guide [2023]

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(last update: April 2023)

If you’re looking for the best restaurants in Seville, you have come to the right place!

I absolutely love food, in all shapes and sizes, and when it comes to visiting a new city, it’s one of the things I research the most.

I have visited Seville on two extended trips (10 days in total), and as a local resident in Southern Spain, I have quite a good understanding of the local cuisine.

If you’re going to Seville, you need to test some of the most popular tapas bars and restaurants, but the problem is – there are too many to choose from!

Fear not, I’ve researched, looked at local bloggers and scouted the maps for the best places to eat – all of the restaurants in this list are those I visited personally.

Best Restaurants in Seville: 2023 Guide

Tapas restaurants are scattered around the city, some more traditional than others, offering the best of what makes Seville cool – good food.

I’ve done my proper research before venturing for a long trip to Seville to make sure I don’t miss out on some of the best culinary experiences it has to offer. Even with so much planning, I found some hidden gems that have not been mentioned in any guide and are well worth your attention.

I found lots of restaurants that seemed to deliver on the food quality, but lacked atmosphere or felt overcrowded, and for me, that’s essential to the whole dining experience. Below is a small selection of those that tick all my boxes, and I would happily return for another meal there.

2023 BEST RESTAURANTS IN SEVILLE

DONAIR AZABACHE RESTAURANTE

Donair Azabache was one of my first lucky finds. I found this small place right next to the Archives of Indies.

It didn’t look like much from the outside and I was quite concerned it was so close to the cathedral that it may be another one of those tourist traps – luckily, I was wrong!

The seating was limited, with a few basic chairs and a waiter running in and out of the restaurant. I was happy we managed to stalk a table and sit down for a simple snack.

Many locals seem to have popped here for a coffee and a quick snack for lunch, before heading back to their offices. While we enjoyed our snacks and drinks, more and more people started queueing up for free tables.

As we were not shopping for a full lunch, we ordered a few bread-based tapas, and oh boy – that’s what you call bread! The crunchiest baguettes smothered in quality olive oil, with a pinch of salt, and – if you prefer – some quality Jamon to seize the day.

The food was exactly the same as you would get in any other place but made with the freshest, best quality ingredients and you could tell the difference right away.

I was so impressed that we returned in a couple of days for full-on lunch, which was even more delicious (I should have taken more photos!).

The service was very friendly and professional, and I would return in a heartbeat.

Location: C/ Santo Tomás 11, 41004 Sevilla

Menu: available in Spanish but with pictures here

Contact: azabache@donaireazabache.com or tel. 954 22 47 02

Seville Cathedral & Giralda Tower
The building of the Archives of Indies.
2023 BEST RESTAURANTS IN SEVILLE

LA GALINA BIANCA

It’s almost a crime to travel to the capital of Andalusia and end up in an Italian restaurant, but I can’t help myself! This charming romantic Italian restaurant was close to our rented apartment at the edge of Murillo Gardens.

Looking for a place to hide from the heat at 9.00 pm at night, we couldn’t resist the airconditioned restaurant with no guests inside. They also have a handful of tables outside by the pavement, which were all taken.

The restaurant feels like you’re coming to someone’s home for dinner – the attention to detail when it comes to the decor and design of the place was immaculate. There were jars filled with pasta, vintage memorabilia, romantic lighting, and the old-school feel of a traditional Italian restaurant with dimmed lighting.

The service was probably the most friendly and professional I’ve experienced in Seville, with perfect English and being very accommodating. You can see when someone loves their job, and in the case of this restaurant, it’s very accurate.

Food of course, didn’t let us down either and offered a welcome change from the tapas we’d been eating for the past few days.

Location: Santa María la Blanca 15, 41004 Sevilla, España

Menu: available online here – if you’re staying in a rented apartment, they also have a delivery option.

Contact: Tel. +34 954 988 267, email – info@lagallinabianca.es

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2023 BEST RESTAURANTS IN SEVILLE

EL PINTON RESTAURANTE

I’ve researched this restaurant before heading out to Seville. If you like a more innovative approach to Spanish cuisine and explore new flavours, you will like El Pinton.

It is set in what looks like an old courtyard, with natural light coming from the ceiling.

It has a bit more modern twist compared to some of the other restaurants, and the decor reminded me more of a school diner rather than a quirky Andalusian restaurant.

We arrived just before the start of the dinner service (locals eat notoriously late at night), and ordered a bunch of things to try on the menu. The menu was surprisingly original, with lots of new flavour combinations and plenty to choose from.

The food was excellent and presented beautifully.

The restaurant has some seating out on the street with bigger tables inside. If you’re planning to come at the weekend, booking a table is a good idea as it’s quite popular.

Location: Francos, 42 · Sevilla 

Menu: available here (in Spanish)

Contact: tel.+34 955 07 51  53, hello@elpinton.com

El Pinton Restaurant
2023 BEST RESTAURANTS IN SEVILLE

UNIVERSAL PEOPLE BAR

Universal People Bar is located at Calle Blanca de los Rios 1, a short walk away from the Church of El Salvador. During the five days I’ve been in Seville, it’s been super busy every single night and I thought we would never find a table to finally taste some tapas.

The place is surprisingly spacious as they have a small outdoor terrace, lots of space inside and also a hidden terrace in the back. The interior feels very warm and welcoming as wood has been used throughout, and the walls are decorated with vinyl and artsy black and white photos, adding a bit of a Boheme vibe to the place. The service was super friendly, they all spoke really good English, and best of all – the menu had lots of exciting ideas to choose from.

We ended up ordering just a handful of tapas (as we already ate dinner), which were fried sardines, mushroom croquettes and shrimp croquettes. All of these were served with a really nice side salad (not many restaurants make so much effort with garnish), and everything tasted amazing! In fact, I took my mum back to the same place the next night to taste some more.

This place is a bit off from the main tourist bits in Seville, and even though it doesn’t have any amazing views, the atmosphere, food quality and service completely make up for it. If you’re visiting Seville, I highly recommend adding this place to your restaurant list.

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Tapas bars in Seville

Those are the top restaurant picks for Seville, for now!

If you found some local gem on your trip, I would be grateful if you left a tip in the comments. I will keep expanding this guide as I eat around Seville on my next trips.

What Food to Try

Some of the traditional culinary experiences of Seville include Salmorejo (cold tomato soup, similar to Gazpacho), Solomillo al Whisky (pork loin with whiskey), Espinacas con Garbanzos (Spinach with Chickpeas), Caracoles (snails) and of course Jamon Iberio in any size and serving.

Most Popular Experiences in Seville

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Lucia is a founder and travel writer at Viva La Vita. She has been living on Costa del Sol in Southern Spain (Fuengirola) since 2020. She helps travellers plan the perfect trip to Spain thanks to her local insights, practical tips and unique insider perspective complemented by original photography.

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