Friday, April 3, 2015

Your Complete 14hr Seville Food and Drink Guide



Sevilla is known to be the "tapas bar capital" of Spain- but with an overwhelmingly amount of restaurants at every corner, how's one to choose? Here's your recommended breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night itinerary...my apologies in advance for making your stomach growl after this. 








What: A local Spanish bodega right next to el Barrio de Santa Cruz 
Where: Calle de Rodrigo Caro, 1A
Why: Who knew something so simple could be so good? Although this bodega is right in the center of what might be called the "tourist/guiri zone," the quality reflects that of a local bar in Triana. The jamon comes fresh from the pata iberica sliced that morning and the tomato pulp is always freshly grated. This place is the perfect to start your day of venturing with the Alcazar, cathedral, and Santa Cruz being just steps away. 






Who: Ovejas Negras
What: Modern Spanish tapas restaurant
Where: Hernando Colon 8, 41004 Seville, Spain
Why: At the heart of the center of the city, Ovejas Negras provides a gastronomic twist to Spanish tapas. Pictured above: the patatas bravas (first) and breaded fish (second). It's young hipster vibe makes it different than your typical Spanish bodega and the restaurant is charmingly decorated with rustic accents, including industrial styled chairs and tables. 

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What:  Spanish gourmet tapas bar
Where: Eslava, 3, 41002 Seville, Spain
Why: Oh Eslava. With two of their tapas plates awarded the "Boca de Todos" award (basically the best tapas award in Sevilla) and a Michelin certificate stamped in front of the restaurant door, it's no wonder this place is always packed with both hungry tourists and locals. I am probably, 99% sure that Eslava is the best, most exquisite restaurant in Sevilla...and that says a lot. The slow cooked egg over a boletus cake with a caramelized wine reduction is my personal favorite, with a beautiful runny yolk at every first stab. Other hits were the cigar and the roasted pork with the rosemary honey glaze. We concluded our meal with a cheese flavored ice cream complemented with a berry marmalade, which as weird as it sounds, made an excellent pair. Do yourself a favor and go here as soon as possible! 




WhoLa Campana
What: A traditional Spanish pasteleria 
Where: Sierpes 1-3, Seville, Spain
Why: Although it's among one of the many traditional bakeries in Sevilla, La Campana is special in that it holds rich tradition in its beautiful Old World decor. Founded in 1885, this bakery is filled with seasonal Spanish delicacies including Rosca de Reyes cake during Christmas and torrijas de miel during Holy Week. Not only is this place filled with delicious afternoon snacks, it's located right at the heart of the Holy Week celebrations, where all of the hermandades cross and march towards the Seville cathedral.






Who: Mercado Lonja del Barranco
What: Gastronomic Market
Where: Arjona Street S / N, 41001 Seville, Spain
Why: Situated along the Guadalquivir river, El Mercado Lonja del Barranco is great for those who can't decide where to eat (we all have those days) and appreciate a gastronomic experience even if that means constantly jumping from station to station. Although it might be along the pricer side in comparison to other restaurants in Seville, what's nice about this place is that you get that "market vibe" very similar to El Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid. With stations that offer buttery jamon iberico de bellota to fresh langostinos, this place can be visited for lunch, dinner, drinks, and everything in between. Recommended are the Iberian ham croquetas from the Croqueteria, the cheese plate from the Poncelet Cheese bar, and the savory peppers stuffed in goat cheese from the olive bar. Side note: be sure to take out some cash before since many stations have a minimum credit card purchase!


What: Bar lounge
Where: Calle Placentines 19, 41004 Seville, Spain
Why: Late night drinks, relaxing atmosphere, and comfy cushioned seats (oh yes) makes any type of night fun- whether it's a pregame to a party or a laid back night. The bar also offers outside seating, which is great since it falls under the shade during the afternoon and a beautiful view of the Giralda to the left. My recommended drinks are the mojitos, margaritas, and the mai tai....yum! Side note: If you find yourself free either from 5pm-6pm or 9pm-10pm, check out their happy hour specials where mojitos and caipirinhas are half off!

Where are your favorite eats in Sevilla? 




16 comments:

  1. That's it! You have made my stomach growl!!!
    Nice to discover you blog! ;)
    Marta

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    1. Hahaha the food in Sevilla is amazing!! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. wow what nice locations :) I was in Sevilla 2 years ago for a couple of days =)
    I almost ate all the time :D
    Love, Sylvana

    sylvana graeser blog&fotografie

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    1. Thanks so much! Haha yeah it's hard not to eat all the time with so much good food ;)

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  3. I haven't been before so will bookmark for when I do. Love your photos!

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    1. Definitely recommend all of these :) Thanks so much!


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  4. I'm literally so sad that I just found this post!!! I just got back from Seville a few days ago! All of this looks so so good and right up my alley! Thankfully I did make it to Bar Eslava and I got to try the Brie Cigar! Well, I guess I'll just have to keep this post handy for next time!

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    1. Noo!! Hahaha it's okay, now you have an excuse to go again :) Hope you had a great time and enjoyed the amazing sunshine!

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  5. I now have a serious antojo for Sevillan food. What gorgeous pics! And gahhhh that tostada! Love it all.

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    1. I know right!! Looking through these pictures made me so sad to eat my salad today.....thanks for stopping by :)

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  6. Yum yum yum. I wasn't hungry but now I am! Beautiful pictures.

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    1. I know- you aren't the only one! Thanks so much!!

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  7. Seriously cannot wait for when I plan my trip to Seville (probably 2016/17) and can just dive into all of your tips for the details!!! Gorgeous pictures of gorgeous food, and yes, I'm now starving!

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    1. Ah yes you need to let me know when you go!! I was there studying abroad last year and it was a dream. Thanks Christy :)

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  8. Wow, this all looks FABULOUS!!! Sevilla is my favorite Spanish city I have been to so far, and this makes me long to go back! These look like fabulous food finds. I especially wish I knew about that market when I was there! Though I must say, I ate well to say the least on a massive tapas crawl with my hubby and brother, so I can't say we were lacking in the food department :-)
    www.simplysaratravel.com

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  9. Thanks to the staff at this place for making our event so enjoyable and if I ever get married. I know where to go! Great job all of you. Price was not too bad, considering the quality of food and beverages. Everything at this event space NYC was excellent.

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