Seville is the perfect destination for a city break that is different, economic and a lot of fun. The city has a wide range of cultural and leisure offer, but most especially its gastronomic offer, that can not be overlook. This is the reason why, one of the essential activities to do while visiting Seville is a good tapas route. (or two if possible!).
If you stay at a hotel in the neighbourhood of Santa Cruz or in Triana, you will enjoy the best of Andalusian tapas right in front of your door, as both are the main meeting points when planning an evening of talking, tapas and beer in a good atmosphere.
Sleeping in the Triana area allows you to discover the true soul of the tapas area of the city. This tapas route is very popular amongst locals, any time of the week, that populate its bars after working, with lively conversations and a delicious smell of “pescaito frito”. Iberian ham, gazpacho or potato salad, that can be found in the menu cards of the taverns, that have earned their reputation.
But, all over the centre of Seville there are bars to enjoy the most delicious foods: The Alicantina, El Bacalao, El Arenal, the legendary Casablanca or The Encina. For gourmets, a good recommendation is the Esclava, a place that has won numerous awards for the innovation and the amazing taste of its tapas. For those who love eating in more traditional places, an essential restaurant to visit is Cibeles II, where the plate of Iberian ham is simply amazing!
In the neighbourhood of Santa Cruz we can find good tapas at Casa Carmelo, at Bar Giralda, the Vinela bar or Casa Roman, but ideally, if you are staying in a hotel near the Cathedral of Seville, in the heart of the city, you dedicate a few evenings to stroll through the different squares that make up the neighbourhood.
The best option is to stroll through some of its winding alleys: Gloria, Santa Teresa, Rodrigo Caro or the always lively street of Mateo Gago, where you can find, among others, the legendary bar El Perejil, which is always a success.