Calle Peñaflor 5, Seville, 41010
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, Chilling out, Relaxation
Expert review of El Marino
The daily menu is handwritten on a folded piece of A4 at El Marino, so you know that Carmen and Nicolas are serving what's come in fresh from the coast that day, and as the day progresses items get scribbled off as they sell out. The place is always packed out with locals who can choose between the ample terrace or comfy restaurant across the square (depending on the weather). There is also a very tiny bar with about four stools inside.
It's all about the seafood, mostly from the Cadiz and Huelva coasts. I love the grilled zamboriñas (a type of scallop) in the shell, and the filo and bacon wrapped langoustines are another favourite. They also do one very tasty salmon ensaladilla (potato salad) and if you're feeling adventurous try the fried ortuguillas (seaweed) - it's delicious.
There are no frills here. The terrace tables and chairs are moulded plastic from different drink suppliers and the cosy restaurant has simple wooden furniture. But who cares when the food is this fresh and delicious?
It is surprisingly fast and efficient considering how busy it gets, and very personal with Carmen and Nicolas there to welcome you.
It is a bit out of the way in a small square in Triana, about a half-hour walk from the centre.
Tapas start at 2.50 euros and larger plates at about 7 euros. It is excellent value for seafood - by mixing tapas and raciones you'll get a very satisfying meal for around 15-20 euros per person including wine.
More information on El Marino:
- Price guide:
- Restaurant, Tapas bar
- Mediterranean, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas
- Calle Peñaflor 5, Seville, 41010
- 651 062 267
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sat 1-4.30pm, daily 8pm-midnight.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary