Manolo Leon

Address: Calle de Juan Pablos 8, Seville, 41005, Spain
Telephone: 954 237 109

- Expensive

4.8

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.

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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. 

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).

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Singles
  • Relaxation
  • Chilling out

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