Modesto

Price guide: Mid-range

Calle Cano y Cueto 7, Seville, 41004

Price guide: Mid-range

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By Shawn Hennessey, your Seville expert

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#13 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Seville
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.9
4.9
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, People watching

Expert review of Modesto

Delicious traditional Andalusian fare with pretty terrace views in Barrio Santa Cruz.

This is one of Seville's landmark restaurants, at the end of the Jardines de Murillo. I've been going here for years and always opt for squeezing in at the bar rather than sitting out on the more touristy terrace. There you not only get the same great food for a few euros less, but you also get Manolo, who after almost 30 years on the job remains a true delight.

Food and drink: 

You'll find traditional seafood and meat dishes here, as well as seasonal foods such as wild mushrooms and asparagus. But their most famous dish is the fritura Modesto, which is a huge pile of tempura-fried onions and peppers, topped with a variety of plump breaded prawns.

Ambience: 

Outside on the terrace it does feel a bit touristy, though in fact many locals also eat here. The bar inside feels more comfortable and cosy.

Service: 

Service is very professional and courteous. It is a bit lighter and friendlier at the bar.

Location: 

It is in a terrific central location just on the edge of the Barrio Santa Cruz.

Price advice: 

The trick is to eat at the bar with the locals. The food is just as good and both the service and prices are friendlier. I usually share a fritura (13 euros) and then order half-plates at about 6-8 euros after that. It doesn't take long to fill up here and costs about 15-20 euros a person including wine. 

More information on Modesto:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant, Tapas bar
Food:
Mediterranean, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas, Traditional
Address:
Calle Cano y Cueto 7, Seville, 41004
Telephone:
954 419 334
Website:
http://www.modestorestaurantes.com
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 8am-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

Have you been to Modesto? Would you recommended it?