A Foodie’s Guide to… Seville

You might know already that I took a trip to Seville at the end of the year. After posting a bit about what I wore on the trip it only felt right for me to carry on the Sevillian theme with a classic food guide. I’ve written a few food guides in the past, including fellow Andalucian city Malaga, and I wanted to continue with one about my trip to Seville. So, here are a few of the amazing places that I visited and the food that I ate!

 Casa Rafita, Calle Marques de la Mina

When I think about a classic Spanish tapas bar the decor in Casa Rafita is what comes to mind. Glass cabinets each filled with a different tapas from tortilla to albondigas to stew, what could be better! Something that I’m sure you will have noticed that stood out to me when I visited was the amount of wines that are on display.

Every wall in the bar was covered entirely in wine bottles. Definitely an original bit of decor! The stand-out dish for me was by far their tuna steak in olive oil with thinly sliced potatoes. It really felt like such a luxurious dish but was still quite light to eat.

The tuna was so spectacular that I returned the next day just to taste it another time. That’s when you know you’ve stumbled across something amazing!

 Eslava, Calle Eslava

Three words. Cheese Ice Cream. Oh my god my mind was absolutely blown by this dessert. Served with a sprig of lemon thyme (I know! How weirdly wonderful?), a sweet wafer biscuit and sugar-granule-filled jam, this was possibly the best dessert I have ever tasted. I remember first tasting it and wondering what it reminded me of. After one..or two more days of having it as my dessert I finally figured it out. It was basically an ice cream version of a cheesecake! Honestly it’s worth taking a trip to Seville purely to try this if, like me, you’re a huge cheese lover.

Continuing on with my love affair with cheese brings us to this spinach and ricotta “cigarro”. A long roll of crispy filo pastry stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese, this dish was the definition of light. Accompanied with a squid ink bechamel sauce this was perfect alongside a cheeky glass of red wine.

Or a glass of rosé…

 Cinco Jotas, Calle Castelar

This was one of my favourite afternoon spots from the trip. There’s nothing better than sitting at the bar ordering a glass of rosado and snacking on a few green olives. In the past few years I’ve suddenly come to really appreciate a good wine, and there was definitely plenty for me to try in Seville.

A glass of rosé wine in a tapas bar in Seville, Spain.

I’m sure you can all agree that the decor in this bar/restaurant is pretty beautiful. Above the bar was a sort of second floor that was simply there to display plants and bottles of wine. The rounded, semi-circle shape of the bar was something that I absolutely loved as well. One of my favourite features is a bar that takes centre stage and this one definitely did.

Two glasses of rosé wine in a tapas bar in Seville, Spain.

 Berrinche Tapas i Barra, Calle Tomás de Ibarra

My final stop on my foodie’s guide to Seville was a Sevillian twist on a chicken curry. I know a chicken curry isn’t exactly what you’d think when imagining your favourite tapas. However, this bite-sized one definitely had a taste of Spain about it. This wasn’t the only dish that I tried at Berrinche Tapas i Barra but it was the only one I took a picture of. I was too busy eating the others to remember to take one…

Chicken curry and fragrant rice tapas in Seville, Spain.

Thanks for reading. Have you ever been to Seville before? Or maybe just to Spain as a whole? Where are some of your favourite places in Spain to visit? I’m always looking to visit new spaces within the country so any suggestions send them my way.

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Read next: A Foodie’s Guide To Malaga.

32 thoughts on “A Foodie’s Guide to… Seville

  1. I just have to say that walk of wine bottles looks absolutely amazing! The food looks stunning too but the wine sounds amazing and I would probably drinks all of it x

    Kayleigh Zara ??www.kayleighzaraa.com

  2. Omg, what – cheese ice cream?! Where has this been all my life, seriously?! Great round up, and love the pics! Want that tuna steak!

    Rhianna x

  3. I went to Seville in November! It’s such a beautiful place. We didn’t have time to go to many restaurants but it looks like you found some great ones. Did manage to get some good ice cream though 🙂

  4. OMG, all of that food looks delicious! The cheese ice cream sounds intriguing. You also can’t beat a glass of good wine.
    Looks like you hade a great foodie trip in Seville. I would love to visit someday, and I know I will be heading back to your post if I do!
    Have you been to Madrid before? That has some great places to grab a bit to eat, especially San Gines for churros!

    Lovely post.

    Aimsy xoxo

    https://www.aimsysantics.co.uk

    1. The cheese ice cream was insanely good! I have been to Madrid actually! I went about 6 years ago in the Winter and loved it. I’d love to go back again soon 🙂 x

  5. I must say the decor looks absolutely fantastic! Always wanted to go to Spain it’s on my destinations list. But the core is amazing and the tuna looks like one you can’t miss! ️ I wished we had a tapas bar here in the US.?

    Natonya

    1. There were so many beautifully decorated places! Definitely get yourself to Spain when you have the chance – it’s by far my favourite country to visit. x

  6. Looks delicious and great fun too. I’ve somehow missed getting to Seville in my travels to Europe. I need to get there when travel opens up. Thanks for sharing,

    1. It’s a foodie’s paradise! Seville and Malaga are two of my favourite cities in Spain, and both have incredible food. A must visit for sure! x

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