Calle Feria 100, Seville, 41002
- Recommended for:
- Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, No fuss
Best for Cheap eats - Expert review of La Cantina
Can you imagine anything more wonderful than a small tapas bar attached to a market that offers the freshest seafood at market prices and cooked up in a flash? La Cantina keeps market hours, so is only open for breakfast and lunch, but it's well worth a visit. Rather than a menu, you just go up to the fish and seafood displays and choose what you want. Your order is written on the wall tiles along with your name and as soon as your food is ready – it is really not worth sitting down again – they call out your name so you can pick it up.
All you have to do is look at the displays of fish and seafood to know everything is super fresh. You make your choice and it is quickly grilled or fried in the small open kitchen. I love the grilled prawn brochette and lightly breaded fried chocos (cuttlefish) but really, everything is good.
The tiny bar is usually filled with regulars (about six or so, which is all that can fit in), but there is a terrific terrace which incorporates an old church wall. Cheap plastic tables, lots of shouting, kids, and sometimes pets, make for a very lively experience.
Mari and her all-female team (unusual in Spain) provide excellent service.
It is inside the Feria Market, about a 15-minute walk from the centre.
Stuff yourself silly for less than 10 euros. Seriously.
More information on La Cantina:
- Price guide:
- Tapas bar
- Mediterranean, Seafood, Snacks, Spanish, Tapas
- Calle Feria 100, Seville, 41002
- 656 958 620
- Breakfast, Lunch
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sat 7am-4.30pm. Closed Sundays.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not possible