Seville restaurants, like most of Spain, is meat and seafood heavy. However, there are plenty of vegetarian options (not so much vegan unless its a specific vegan establishment, but there are not too many of those in Seville so good luck) with gazpacho, grilled vegetables and croquettes being my favorite...and the fresh squeezed orange juice too.
Celebrate the best of Seville's sweet and savory lifestyle at my favorite cafes and restaurants.
This modest bar is my favorite in Seville. Not only does it have exquisite food for cheap prices, but the small outdoor seating area overlooks the Seville cathedral. I ordered the potato omelet, a must try in Spain, and the waiter looked at me because I ordered the plate. I "assumed" the tapas portion would be too small. Since it was over 100 degrees, I didn't eat all day so by the time 8pm rolled around, and the temperatures cooled, I was starved. The waiter handed me three slices of omelet smothered in gazpacho and sweet balsamic. We both laughed as I said, "Oh mi dios, eso es grande."
Hands down this was the best omelet I ate in Spain. The buttery potatoes mixed with the coolness of gazpacho fused with a tint of sweetness united a complex but stimulating palate. I was as stuffed as a Thanksgiving meal. I ate the entire plate, and then ordered it twice more the next few days.
Bar Citroen sits adjacent to the most famous park in Spain, Parque de Maria Luisa. After hours of wandering and photographing the park and the fallen oranges, I needed a place to cool off. Cheap and convenient, Bar Citroen exceeded my expectations with their grilled vegetables and gazpacho. There is something so light and fresh about their olive oil. The vegetables, grilled to perfection, were marinated in oil and topped with a bit of salt - a simple Spanish pleasure that I recommend. Hands down the best gazpacho I tried in Seville.
I arrived at my hotel at 9:30pm, soaked in sweat, and had no idea where to go or what to eat.The staff recommended a plaza down the road that contained several restaurants. I gave Alcaiza a chance and tried their patatas bravas, zucchini lasagna with a side of grains. This place is nothing fancy, but it is cheap and a place where the locals go due to the inexpensive prices.
This "secret" local art store and cafe is the perfect stop to cool down, or perk up on coffee, in the popular courtyard. Tapas and a full-menu is available in the evening hours after siesta. Cute, quaint and tucked away down a quiet, ancient street, there is no better place to experience authentic Seville artistry and culture than here.
This European cafe features the best of Spanish, French and some German baked goods as well as a variety of Coffees and cool drinks like smoothies. Part modern, part historical, this place is a bit pricier for Seville standards and is nearby the Cathedral. The barista serves every coffee drink in a vintage-looking mug. The bakery looks small, but no need to worry, they own the adjacent courtyard so additional seating is available.
This tiny cafe and gift shop is most notable for its fresh squeezed orange juice and orange products like marmalade. The seating is limited but a perfect place to share a table and chat with fellow travelers. Iced coffee is available (coffee and milk blended with ice) and so is a daily specialty cake.
This nothing-special restaurant is another affordable stop to sip iced gazpacho from a glass (or a straw) and to try their zucchini croquettes. You need to specify NO MEAT as many locals get confused as they consider seafood non-meat.
Nearby Calle Pimienta 5, is Corral del Agua. This restaurant features one of the most magical and fairy tale-like atmospheres in Seville. What makes this place so special is that the building dates back to the late 17th Century and once homed cattle (look for rings on the walls), and later homed Bohemians and artists in the 20th Century. Today, hundreds of visitors sit underneath a trellis of green grapes and enjoy a quiet and romantic meal for two. There are not many vegetarian options so it's the perfect place for a coffee, tea and/or dessert.
What's your favorite cafe or restaurant in Seville?