Albarama

Price guide: Mid-range

Plaza San Francisco 5, Seville, 41004

Price guide: Mid-range

tapas area

By Shawn Hennessey, your Seville expert

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#6 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Seville
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.7
4.7
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.5
4.5
Location:
5
5.0
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Singles, Shopping, Sightseeing, Special occasions, Trendiness

Expert review of Albarama

Exquisite designer tapas at chic and sleek bar-restaurant facing the old city hall.

Juan Carlos Garcia recently opened this sister bar to his very popular Puracepa (just a couple doors down) and I was delighted to find that the two places complemented each other very well. Chef Diego at Albarama has created a wonderful tapas menu, as well as an excellent restaurant menu for the dining area at the back.

Food and drink: 

Where to start? There is a list of daily tapas along with the regular menu. After first trying the fresh asparagus and squid ribbons, tied together with a strip of bacon and lightly grilled, I told Juan Carlos I wanted that to be the last thing I ever eat. Another dish that was a delightful surprise to me was the minced Iberian pork wrapped in a cabbage leaf and served with a creamy grainy mustard sauce.

Ambience: 

The tapas bar is a very long and narrow room that is simply decorated in pale grey and black with laquered wood tables. The end of the bar area opens into a very nice patio which is where the restaurant is located. I love the tall glass ceiling but I think they could do away with the 1970s-style hanging ferns.

Service: 

Professional and attentive waiters dressed in black are not as intimidating as they first appear. There is no attitude here.

Location: 

It is perfectly located in the San Francisco square, facing the old city hall.

Price advice: 

Designer tapas ranges from 3.50-5.50 euros. Wine by the glass is quite reasonable at 2.50 euros. A nice meal in the restaurant will cost you about 50 euros per person, including wine. 

More information on Albarama:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant, Tapas bar
Food:
Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas
Address:
Plaza San Francisco 5, Seville, 41004
Telephone:
954 229 784
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
noon-11.30pm (kitchen closes 4.30-8pm). Closed Sunday after 5pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

Have you been to Albarama? Would you recommended it?

Community comments (1)

The review made us want to go and we weren't disappointed! Ace ace ace...one of (if not the best) tapas we've ever had!