Yebra

Price guide: Mid-range

Calle Medalla Milagrosa 3, Seville, 41009

Price guide: Mid-range

blackboard menus

By Shawn Hennessey, your Seville expert

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#10 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Seville
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.8
4.8
Ambience:
3.9
3.9
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
3.8
3.8
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Foodies, People watching

Expert review of Yebra

There is outstanding seafood at this lively out-of-the-way tapas bar in the Macarena.

Run by brothers Manuel (manager) and Francisco Javier (chef), Yebra has been a favourite of Sevillanos and in-the-know travellers for years.

Food and drink: 

The menus are written on the various blackboards hanging up around the bar. Tapas can be ordered individually or you can ask for a selection of four to be chosen by the barman, which arrives on an attractive large serving plate. Some of the seafood dishes are only available as a main course sized dish (racion) – a couple of my favourites include hake topped with grilled langoustines and baby eels and seabass in sherry sauce with prawns, jamón serrano and clams. There are also several good meat dishes such as tender stewed pork in a sweet sherry sauce with pine nuts and nutmeg. Since the summer a few new tapas have also been introduced. You'll find a nice selection of wines by the glass and the lovely lemon and cava sorbet is a fabulous way to finish off your meal.

Ambience: 

To put it kindly, people don't come here for the decor, which is basically plastic tables and chairs against a grey and pink background, but I've noticed they've recently invested in some trendy new plates and cutlery so perhaps a makeover is coming soon. Small and always packed out, this is not the place to go for a quiet evening out, but it can be quite fun if you are in the mood for a nice buzzy atmosphere.

Service: 

Although you have to place your orders at the bar, the food and drink is brought to your table in a friendly and efficient manner.

Location: 

It is a bit off the beaten path, so I'd recommend getting a taxi from the centre.

Price advice: 

The four tapas selection is excellent value at 10 euros. Other dishes are based on weight or market prices so it's a bit hard to pin them down. If you are going for seafood (and you really would be here) count on spending about 30 euros a person, including wine. 

More information on Yebra:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Tapas bar
Food:
Mediterranean, Seafood, Spanish
Address:
Calle Medalla Milagrosa 3, Seville, 41009
Telephone:
954 35 10 07
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Sun 1-4.30pm, 8pm-midnight. Closed Mondays
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible

Have you been to Yebra? Would you recommended it?