Tapas in Seville: A gastronomic journey through its streets

Join us on this tapas tour in Seville! The Andalusian capital is world-renowned for its streets, its people, its music, and, of course, its tapas! This culinary tradition has made many foodie travelers flock to Seville’s tapas bars to taste its most typical and exquisite dishes.

In this BYPILLOW blog post, we want you to join us on this tapas route in Seville that will uncover the most flavorful side of this vibrant city. Because Seville has much art, including culinary art!

A southern tradition

Originating from southern Spain, tapas are small gastronomic delights that have become a whole tradition in Spanish cuisine. They originated from the old custom of placing a slice of ham or cheese over a drink to prevent flies from landing on it. Over time, this practice evolved into a true culinary institution.

The culture of tapas in Seville reflects the joy and hospitality of its people. Here, going out for tapas is more than just a meal; it’s a social experience that brings friends and family together around the table, sharing laughs, lively conversations, and, of course, delicious tapas.

Among the typical tapas of Seville, we find classics such as salmorejo and croquettes, as well as more innovative creations, like the pringá montadito or goat cheese with honey.

And we cannot forget the ritual of tapear in Seville, which is an experience in itself. Sevillians have the custom of making a tapas route, visiting several bars and taverns in one afternoon or evening. At each stop, a different tapa is enjoyed, accompanied by a drink, whether it’s a beer or a glass of wine.

So if you’re planning a getaway to the city, stay in one of our hotels in Seville: they’re centrally located, allowing you to enjoy this tapas experience firsthand.

Typical dishes you must try

To continue discovering the tapas culture in Seville, here are 7 typical dishes you must try. You’ll be amazed!

Gazpacho: This refreshing and delicious dish is perfect for the hot summer days in Seville. Gazpacho is a cold soup made with ripe tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, onions, and garlic, all mixed with olive oil and vinegar. It’s a burst of fresh and vibrant flavors that will leave you wanting more.

Salmorejo: Similar to gazpacho but thicker, salmorejo is another classic Sevillian dish you must try. It is made with tomatoes, bread, olive oil, garlic, and vinegar, and is served cold, accompanied by chopped hard-boiled egg and Iberian ham. It’s creamy, tasty, and absolutely delicious.

Spinach with chickpeas: This humble yet delicious dish is a fundamental part of Sevillian cuisine. Spinach is cooked with chickpeas, garlic, cumin, and other spices, creating a comforting and flavorful stew perfect for any occasion.

Tortilla de patatas: One of the most popular tapas throughout Spain, the potato omelet is also a staple in Sevillian cuisine. This Spanish omelet is made with potatoes, onion, and eggs, cooked together to create a delicious combination of flavors and textures.

Fried fish: Being close to the coast, it’s no surprise that fried fish is another typical dish of the city. From anchovies to squid, fried fish is served hot and crispy, and is an absolute delight for seafood lovers.

Pork cheek: This juicy and tender stewed pork is another dish you must try in Seville. The cheeks are slowly cooked in a rich and flavorful sauce until they melt in your mouth, becoming a true culinary delight.

Tocino de cielo: For dessert, you must try tocino de cielo, a traditional Sevillian sweet made with egg yolks and caramelized sugar. It’s sweet, creamy, and absolutely delicious, and is the perfect ending to any meal in Seville.

The best tapas bars in Seville

Now let’s go on this tapas route in Seville, knowing the best bars where you can enjoy these delicious bites. Take note!

Perro Viejo Tapas Bar

Close to our boutique hotel in Seville, Abril BYPILLOW, we find Perro Viejo Tapas Bar. This tapas bar in Seville blends the old and the modern in its design and gastronomy. This establishment embodies the passion for good food, fun, and music, offering a unique experience on its terrace. The Perro Viejo Group, a young and dynamic company, is guided by passion in its work and the constant search for the highest quality, both human and professional.

Doña Encarna

One of our studios in Seville, the Residence BYPILLOW, is located at Calle Sales y Ferré 7. And very close to here you can find another of the best tapas bars in the city: Doña Encarna. It is a restaurant that pays homage to traditional Sevillian cuisine and is inspired by the culinary wisdom passed down through generations of women. This establishment, framed in the internationally recognized concept of fine dining, offers an exceptional gastronomic experience.

El Rinconcillo

Founded in 1670, El Rinconcillo is one of the oldest bars in Seville and a true gastronomic treasure. This historic establishment combines tradition with quality, offering a wide selection of classic tapas, such as Russian salad, salmorejo, and homemade croquettes. Its rustic and cozy atmosphere will make you feel like you’re traveling back in time while enjoying its exquisite tapas.

Casa Morales

With over 150 years of history, Casa Morales is another of the most emblematic bars in Seville. This charming establishment offers an authentic Andalusian tapas experience, with a variety of traditional tapas and a wide selection of local wines. Its Iberian hams, artisanal cheeses, and montaditos are especially popular among customers, who return time and again to enjoy its delicious food and lively atmosphere.

La Azotea

 If you’re looking for a more contemporary tapas experience, La Azotea is the perfect place. With several locations in the city, this modern tapas bar offers creative and author cuisine, with innovative dishes made with fresh and seasonal ingredients. Its tapas are small culinary works of art, like salmon tartare with avocado, mushroom risotto, or oxtail croquettes.

The culture of tapas in Seville is a unique experience that you cannot miss if you visit this charming southern city. So, the next time you’re in Seville, don’t forget to go out for tapas and enjoy an authentic culinary experience you’ll never forget! 😉