Cerveceria Giralda

Price guide: Mid-range

Calle Mateos Gago 5, Seville, 41004

Price guide: Mid-range

solomillo (pork loin) al whisky

By Shawn Hennessey, your Seville expert

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#19 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Seville
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.5
4.5
Location:
5
5.0
Value for money:
3.8
3.8
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Singles, People watching, Shopping, Sightseeing

Expert review of Cerveceria Giralda

The best tapas bar on 'sevillanisima' Mateos Gago.

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.

Food and drink: 

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.

Ambience: 

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.

Service: 

Great service, quick and attentive.

Location: 

It is about 100 metres from the Cathedral - you get a very nice view of it from the terrace.

Price advice: 

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:
Mid-range
Type:
Tapas bar
Food:
Spanish, Tapas
Address:
Calle Mateos Gago 5, Seville, 41004
Telephone:
954 228 250
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 9am-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible

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