Calle Mateos Gago 5, Seville, 41004
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Singles, People watching, Shopping, Sightseeing
Expert review of Cerveceria Giralda
A stone’s throw from the Cathedral, the Cerveceria Giralda serves up the best tapas on the street, which is the main one coming off the cathedral square. And considering that pretty much every other building on orange-tree lined Mateos Gago is now a tapas bar, that's some accomplishment. If all the tables are taken when you show up – which is not unusual – just ask one of the waiters to put you on the list and have a drink at the bar.
Classic Andalusian cooking predominates with a wide selection of tapas on offer. The house speciality is the solomillo al whisky, (tender pork loin in a garlicky whisky sauce). I also love the chiperones fritos (small fried squid) and the flamenquín (a roll of pork loin, jamón serrano and cheese, breaded and deep fried). There is excellent house rioja and a good selection of other wines by the glass.
Once an Arabian bathhouse, which is apparent from the gorgeous arched ceilings and intricate carvings, it's a comfortable and casual setting with two rooms for tapas and a small terrace out on the pavement.
Great service, quick and attentive.
It is about 100 metres from the Cathedral - you get a very nice view of it from the terrace.
Tapas are 3-4 euros and larger plates (raciones) are 12-14 euros. House wine is 2.50 euros a glass and the average price for a bottle of wine is about 16 euros.
More information on Cerveceria Giralda:
- Price guide:
- Tapas bar
- Spanish, Tapas
- Calle Mateos Gago 5, Seville, 41004
- 954 228 250
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Daily 9am-midnight.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not possible