(tapas) bar hopping in Sevilla

I felt like the food in Sevilla deserved its own post because it was so delicious.  Plus Matt and I actually ate out quite a bit in Sevilla which is very rare for us.  We tend to stick to eating cheaply from supermarkets and making food in hostels when we travel, but since Spain is so inexpensive and the tapas are so small and tempting we couldn't resist trying a variety of cheap and midrange tapas bars.  I felt like we were constantly stopping and eating because we wanted to try so many of the small places in the short amount of time we were in Sevilla.

Casablanca

 

First stop was Casablanca, which is almost in the shadow of the Sevilla Cathedral. We stumbled in here after a very early morning train ride and grabbed coffee and traditional breakfast sandwiches with ham and salmon. 

There were tons of locals hanging out at the window having coffee and various sandwiches and the inside is done all in rich wood with old paintings. 

We chose to sit outside on the street and admire the Cathedral while eating.

For us: 7€ for a coffee and 2 sandwiches

 

Bar Alfalfa

 

Bar Alfalfa is on every list when you look up best tapas places in Sevilla, and for good reasons. It's small and homey inside with room for about 20 guests seated.  The food is inexpensive and well prepared.  The wine is cheap as well starting at 1.30 euro for a glass of house red. 

For us: 4 glasses of wine and about 4 tapas for around 15 euro.

 

 

 

 

 

Anywhere on Calle Mateos Gago

 

Our hostel was located on the main street leading up to the cathedral (Calle Mateos Gago) and while some of the places were pretty touristy the prices were fair for a table on the street over looking the cathedral.  

The bar closest to the cathedral (on the left hand side) actually has some of the cheapest ice cream I saw through out the city. 

Plus their view was pretty nice.

Price: 2€ for a scoop 

 

 

Cerveceria Catedral

 

We enjoyed another restaurant on the main street in front of the cathedral.  This one was named The Cathedral Bar but to find it look for Carveceria Catedral on the awning.

It was explained online as an upscale tapas restaurant.  We tried braised oxtail, jamon iberico with quail egg, and the tuna salad. All were phenomenal and although it was upscale I felt the prices weren't that crazy. Not bad when it comes with a cathedral view. 

2 glasses of Rosé 2 tapas and a big salad for 20€

 

Sierra de Sevilla was a quick stop for some food before Matt got on a plane back to Geneva. A good thing to know about the tapas scene is that most kitchens shut down between 4 and 8 to prep for dinner.  At that time you can't get any hot food.  For us this really isn't a problem. 

Price: 4 tapas for 10€