Manolo Leon

Price guide: Expensive

Calle de Juan Pablos 8, Seville, 41005

Price guide: Expensive

"revuelto" of eggs, spicy chorizo and fried potato strings

By Shawn Hennessey, your Seville expert

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#5 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Seville
Expert overall rating:4.8 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.8
4.8
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
4.8
4.8
Location:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Singles, Chilling out, Relaxation

Expert review of Manolo Leon

Fresh and fabulous Andalusian fare in Porvenir, near Maria Luisa Park.

I first happened upon Manolo Leon by accident a few years ago, and happily go back whenever I can. It's a great combination of a relaxed yet professional restaurant – the food and service are always excellent but you don't feel like you need to dress up for it.

Food and drink: 

There is excellent Andalusian and Mediterranean cuisine, both traditional and innovative, on offer. There are always several specials of the day, and they are always worth trying. My last one was squid ink croquettes – wow. On the regular menu you can find a wonderful selection of meat and fish dishes, including grilled lamb kidneys, sea bass in a light cheese sauce and grilled tuna with toasted almonds.

Ambience: 

Andalusian paintings, sculptures and pottery abound – nothing is understated here. But it all works and gives you the feeling of a place that was put together with much affection. The bar area is quite buzzy, and the restaurant sections (there are two) are very relaxed and comfortable.

Service: 

The service is top notch, totally professional. And usually the very affable Manolo Leon is on hand to greet you and offer suggestions.

Location: 

It is not far from the Parque Maria Luisa, about a half-hour walk from the centre. It's a great lunch option if you've spent the morning at the Plaza de España and the park. 

Price advice: 

Dinner for two will run to about 40-50 euros per person, including a bottle of wine. 

Other useful branches: 

There is a second location, Casa Manolo Leon, in a magnificent 19th-century house near the centre down by the river (Guadalquivir 8, 954 373 735).

More information on Manolo Leon:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Mediterranean, Spanish
Address:
Calle de Juan Pablos 8, Seville, 41005
Telephone:
954 237 109
Website:
http://www.manololeon.com/
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 1.30-4.30pm, Mon-Sat 8.30pm-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

Have you been to Manolo Leon? Would you recommended it?