Albarama

Address: Plaza San Francisco 5, Seville, 41004, Spain
Telephone: 954 229 784

- Mid-range

4.7

Exquisite designer tapas at chic and sleek bar-restaurant facing the old city hall.

Juan Carlos Garcia recently opened this sister bar to his very popular Puracepa (just a couple doors down) and I was delighted to find that the two places complemented each other very well. Chef Diego at Albarama has created a wonderful tapas menu, as well as an excellent restaurant menu for the dining area at the back.

Food and drink
4.7
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Service
4.5
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Food and drink
4.7
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Value for money
4.5
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Ambience
4.6
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Location
5
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Food and drink

Where to start? There is a list of daily tapas along with the regular menu. After first trying the fresh asparagus and squid ribbons, tied together with a strip of bacon and lightly grilled, I told Juan Carlos I wanted that to be the last thing I ever eat. Another dish that was a delightful surprise to me was the minced Iberian pork wrapped in a cabbage leaf and served with a creamy grainy mustard sauce.

Ambience

The tapas bar is a very long and narrow room that is simply decorated in pale grey and black with laquered wood tables. The end of the bar area opens into a very nice patio which is where the restaurant is located. I love the tall glass ceiling but I think they could do away with the 1970s-style hanging ferns.

Service

Professional and attentive waiters dressed in black are not as intimidating as they first appear. There is no attitude here.

Location

It is perfectly located in the San Francisco square, facing the old city hall.

Price advice

Designer tapas ranges from 3.50-5.50 euros. Wine by the glass is quite reasonable at 2.50 euros. A nice meal in the restaurant will cost you about 50 euros per person, including wine. 

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Singles
  • Shopping
  • Special occasions
  • Trendiness
  • Sightseeing

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