Food Spots #13 – Sevilla
I used to say that Barcelona is my favorite city in Spain but I think that this year Sevilla won the “favorite” award. I absolutely love everything about this city, and being there during COVID and without many tourists made it even more magical.
It was my 3rd time in Sevilla but this is the first time that I actually took the time to try many restaurants and to discover the city with its non-touristy attractions.
If you plan a trip to Sevilla any time soon, make sure to try all of the food spots below. Believe me, you won’t be disappointed!
Let me start with the best Sevilla restaurant at all times. I discovered la Brunilda on my second trip to Sevilla 3 years ago, and I was so amazed by the food quality and low prices of this tapas bar.
La Brunilda serves local Spanish tapas with a modern twist. I can honestly recommend the entire menu but this time I was particularly amazed by their beetroot Salmorejo, their burrata, as well as their risotto made out of local cheese. Quite fat, but absolutely delicious.
Make sure to make a reservation before visiting La Brunilda. They used to be walk-in only but now with COVID, it’s reservation only. We were lucky enough to be able to book on the same day, but Sevilla was particularly empty in this period of the year.
La Brunilda – Calle Galera, 5, 41002 Sevilla, Spain
It’s hard to find a good breakfast place in Sevilla because Spanish people eat bread with tomato and olive oil in the morning. And since breakfast at our hotel was absolutely disgusting, we ended up at Jester. Jester serves smoothie and acai bowls with some fresh pastries and croissants. For 15 euros, we would order two cups of coffee, 2 smoothie bowls, and two croissants. And everything was very tasty! If you’re a smoothie bowl fan, try it out!
Jester – Calle Puerta de la Carne, 7a, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
We ended up at El Pinton on our first day in Seville. After waking up at 6 am and having lunch quite late, we took a nap in our hotel and woke up after 8 pm. We thought that we should eat a little something before going (back) to bed. We walked to El Pinton around 9 pm and ended up having one of the best meals of the entire vacation. We ordered a gazpacho, some handmade croquettes, and risotto, and everything was really delicious and tasty. It was by far the best gazpacho that I’ve ever had and they added local cheese to the risotto which made it super creamy and tasty.
El Pinton – Calle Francos, 42, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
Ovejas Negras is a funny story. On our last night in Sevilla, my boyfriend picked the restaurant and didn’t tell me where we were going. When we arrived, we both realized that we went there 3 years ago.
We ordered a few tapas including risotto and my favorite salmorejo and it was very tasty! A bit more expensive than usual but the service was very nice and the ambiance too. Make sure to make a reservation though as people stand in line!
Ovejas Negras – Calle Hernando Colón, 8, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
La Locanda di Andrea
This restaurant is, I believe, the best discovery in Sevilla. La Locanda di Andrea serves Italian style tapas – so pasta, cheese, arancini – everything in small size. The perfect combo! Whenever I go to an Italian restaurant, I want to try the entire menu and at Locanda di Andrea, it’s actually possible! Make sure to order as much as you can, and try their rosé wine!
La Locanda di Andrea – Feria, 52, 41003 Sevilla, Spain
We ate at Bar Alfalfa just before heading to the airport – and thank God we ate something before our flight because everything was closed at the airport because of COVID-19.
Bar Alfalfa is really the typical tapas bar that you can find in Spain. They serve very simple and cheap food that you can share with your friends and family. Everything was very tasty – not much was actually homemade, but it was exactly what we were expecting.
Bar Alfala – Calle Candilejo, 1, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
Perro Viejo is more of a high-end tapas restaurant with a more luxurious atmosphere and fancy dishes. The food was quite nice but it more of a fusion restaurant where they also serve tacos and other non-Spanish dishes. The prices are quite higher than usual as well but if you want to opt for a fancier dinner, I recommend Perro Viejo.
Perro Viejo – Calle Arguijo, 3, 41003 Sevilla, Spain
If you’re looking for a small restaurant with good and handmade pasta, go to Maccheroni (and if you’re sick of Spanish food haha). It’s cheap and tasty! It ordered some ravioli with blue cheese and pear and it was honestly quite good. Be mindful though that the prices on the menu are without taxes (VAT).
Maccheroni Alfala – Pl. de la Alfalfa, 9, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
If you wish to discover other restaurants in Andalucia (in Grenada; Cordoba and Malaga), feel free to read my article from 2017.