La Giganta

Price guide: Budget

Calle de la Alhondiga 6, Seville, 41003

Price guide: Budget

potatoes with basil alioli

By Shawn Hennessey, your Seville expert

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#27 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Seville
Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.9
3.9
Ambience:
3.6
3.6
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with younger children, Singles, Chilling out, Sightseeing

Expert review of La Giganta

A popular neighbourhood tapas bar in the Santa Catalina Barrio.

This is a small family-run bar, which Felipe Salas has turned into one of the most popular in the neighbourhood.

Food and drink: 

It's a mostly Mediterranean-style menu with a few Arabic touches. Their best dish has to be the brandada de bacalao, which is a very flavourful garlicky salt cod spread on toast. I also love the fried potatoes served with a creamy basil alioli and the daily special menu always has something new and delicious on offer. It is vegetarian friendly too.

Ambience: 

The name La Giganta refers to the famous Giralda statue on the tower of the same name (not to the restaurant itself) and there are photos and paintings of both on all of the walls. It's very casual and comfortable.

Service: 

The service is very personal and efficient.

Location: 

Next to the Santa Catalina Church, it's about a 15-minute walk from the centre.

Price advice: 

It's excellent value with tapas starting around 2.80 euros. You can have a nice tapas meal for less than 10 euros a person. 

More information on La Giganta:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Tapas bar
Food:
Spanish, Tapas
Address:
Calle de la Alhondiga 6, Seville, 41003
Telephone:
954 501 342
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Sun noon-midnight (kitchen closes between 4.30-8pm). Closed Mondays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible

Have you been to La Giganta? Would you recommended it?