Soi 55 Travel | The Top 5 Tapas Bars in Seville
For those not familiar, Tapas are a wide range of snack dishes that can be hot, cold, meaty or vegetarian and served best with a beer of glass of wine over a long lunch or dinner. Popular Tapa (small portion) dishes include locally cured ham and cheese, pig cheeks, veal and cod. Although Tapas has reached many countries; for a true authentic experience Spain is your place. And what better place to enjoy Spanish Tapas than in one of Spain's most historical cities - Seville. On our recent trip to Seville we set out to find the best Tapas bars in the city and here's our top 5. Don;t forget to scroll to the bottom for some popular tapas translations
LA ANTIGUA. ABACERIA, TRIANA
Just one street back from the busting river-side bars is this den of a spot. Whether it's the leg of Iberian ham carved in front of you, the owner's incredible local cheese knowledge or the babble of Spanish language in the background, La Antigua has a real local vibe about it. The rosemary manchego and marinated pig cheeks are not to be missed!
EL RINCONCILLO, CALLE GIRONA
Established in 1670 El Rinconcillo is the oldest tapas bar in Seville and despite hundreds of other brilliant of tapas bars in the city this remains a favourite for both locals and tourists alike. Make time to visit this characterful bar as it's known to get super bus and don't let the grumpy waiters put you off - its all part of their show! The spinach & chickpeas is a real winner!
LAS TERESAS, SANTA CRUZ
This Santa Cruz tapas bar oozes traditional style and had the most impressive ceiling of famous Iberico ham to ponder while you indulge. It's also one of the only Tapas joints that serves a tasty selection in-between 4pm-7pm we found. So grab a glass of red and a wooden stall and take some time out of exploring the city at Las Teresas.
TABERNA MANZANILLA, PLAZA LOS TERCEROS
Located in a square of activity Tbaerna Manzanilla offers airy, alfresco tapas and super friendly staff. If you're lucky a local guitar man will serenade you will you chow down on some seriously tasty cod fritters.
LOS CLAVELES, CALLE CAPATAZ MANUEL SANTIAGO
Another old favourite for both locals and tourists is Los Claveles just opposite Taberna Manzanilla. Founded in 1842 with the decor to prove it it's interior will have you feeling somewhat medieval. Top tip : this place offers a cheap and tasty brekkie too but be warned no English is rarely spoken here so brush up on some Tapas translations below before you go!
Popular Tapas Dishes Translated
Aceitunas : Olives
Queso Curado : Cured Cheese
El Jambon Iberico Curado : Cured Iberian Ham
Bacalao : Salted Cod Loin
Solomillo al whisky : Beef or Pork in Whiskey
Carrillada: Braised Pork cheeks
Espinacas con Garbanzos : Spinach with Chickpeas