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ConTenedor

Price guide: Mid-range
#21/30
expert-rated restaurants in Seville
Expert overall rating:4.1 (out of 5)

Market-fresh Mediterranean cuisine in an eclectic boho setting.

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As-Sawirah

Price guide: Mid-range
#22/30
expert-rated restaurants in Seville
Expert overall rating:4.0 (out of 5)

Traditional Moroccan cuisine and ambience in the centre of Sevilla.

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#23/30
expert-rated restaurants in Seville
Expert overall rating:3.9 (out of 5)

My favourite breakfast bar in Seville.

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La Cantina

Price guide: Budget
#24/30
expert-rated restaurants in Seville
Best for Cheap eats -
Expert overall rating:3.9 (out of 5)

Super fresh seafood served up fast and fabulous at this Feria market tapas bar.

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#25/30
expert-rated restaurants in Seville
Expert overall rating:3.9 (out of 5)

Excellent cheap and cheerful seafood and fabulous riverside views in Triana.

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Bar Jano

Price guide: Mid-range
#26/30
expert-rated restaurants in Seville
Expert overall rating:3.9 (out of 5)

Super slow-cooked carrilladas and authentic caipirinhas – check it out!

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La Giganta

Price guide: Budget
#27/30
expert-rated restaurants in Seville
Expert overall rating:3.9 (out of 5)

A popular neighbourhood tapas bar in the Santa Catalina Barrio.

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El Badulaque

Price guide: Mid-range
#28/30
expert-rated restaurants in Seville
Expert overall rating:3.8 (out of 5)

A great Argentinian barbeque at very reasonable prices in the Alameda.

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Matsuri

Price guide: Expensive
#29/30
expert-rated restaurants in Seville
Expert overall rating:3.8 (out of 5)

Great Japanese food in pretty surroundings at the edge of the Alameda.

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Las Golondrinas

Price guide: Mid-range
#30/30
expert-rated restaurants in Seville
Expert overall rating:3.8 (out of 5)

A lively “trianero” atmosphere and the very best radishes in town (seriously).

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It sometimes seems that there are new tapas bars opening up in Seville almost every other day, which keeps me happily busy as I usually go out for tapas at least a couple of times a week. In Seville that is the most usual form of eating out - the tapeo - which involves going to two or three different bars having a couple of tapas and a drink at each one. 

Eating times vary slightly, but breakfast is usually from 8am-noon, lunch is served between 1-4pm and dinner from 8-11pm. Often the bar will close from 5-8pm but in the centre you will find many places stay open serving drinks and cold snacks. Not all places open for breakfast either and most take one day off during the week.

You can also find lunchtime menus (in Spanish a "menu" is a fixed price meal and "carta" is the word for menu) for about €10 that include three courses (starter, main course and dessert) and a beverage (wine, beer, mineral water or soft drink). These are often good value for money and are served up quickly, making it a good choice for people on their lunch break or tourists who don't want to linger over a meal. 

Having said that, tapas are the original fast food, so unless you are at one of the newer gastrobars you will probably get your food within a few minutes after ordering. With this in mind, it is a good idea not to order all your choices at once. I usually order one round of tapas to start and then order the next when the first one arrives. If there are more than two of us we might share a ración, which is basically a much larger tapa. 

The main disctinction I make here between tapas bars and restaurants is that restaurant menus will offer starters and main courses much as you are used to seeing at home. In tapas bars the food usually comes in three sizes: raciones (like a main course serving), media-raciones (half-sized) and tapas (small snack-sized dishes). And when I refer to a tapas bar/restaurant this means there is a separate restaurant area with a different menu from the one at the bar.

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Believe it or not, creating a list of my favourite tapas bars and restaurants in Seville was not an easy task. There are some that are my favourites for many different reasons - atmosphere, service, location, staff, a specific tapa or racion - so narrowing this down to just 30 took some doing. I have not only eaten at each and every place I've listed over the past 17 years, but many I continue to visit on a regular basis. As I run a website about tapas bars and restaurants called Sevilla Tapas, the information here will always be up-to-date. But of course these are all my personal opinions and I am very interested to know what your experiences are like. So I will not only be updating here regularly, but also welcome your suggestions – and complaints - making changes when appropriate.

I've made my choices here based on what I like to eat when I go out, covering everything from cheap and cheerful stand-up tapas joints to elegant Michelin star restaurants. But the majority are medium-priced tapas bars and restaurants with a good variety of food and styles. I've also included a few international places.