Modesto

Address: Calle Cano y Cueto 7, Seville, 41004, Spain
Telephone: 954 419 334

- Mid-range

4.5

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
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Service
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Value for money
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Ambience
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Location
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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. 

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Singles
  • People watching

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