To be honest, I was a bit disappointed with the local cuisine, at least the one which was available in most restaurants and cafes. The food in Seville differs a lot from the food found in the North of Spain. You won’t find any tasty paellas here. Instead you will find a lot of bread, delicious bread, lots of fried food with a big amount of oil, potato chips, beer…Most of cafes and small restaurants with average prices offer such meals and in fact most of people around eat such food.
Many places offer something like sandwiches, they call them tapas. It is a piece of bread, pierced with a toothpick, with different fillings on top (starting from tuna and ending with chocolate and cream). In most places this little piece of bread costs 2 euros. We found a nice restaurant called “Lizarran” (Calle Javier Lasso de la Vega, 14, 41002 Seville, Spain) where tapas were sold at 1 euro each, and a glass of beer was 1 euro as well. I really liked this place. Everything was very tasty. I highly recommend this small restaurant, you won’t regret it I am sure!
We got the feeling that bread is an integral part of the cuisine of this region. Sandwiches are everywhere! All meals are put into baguettes. It is tasty, I don’t deny it, but when you eat it every day during the week, it is really annoying! Of course you can find several good restaurants with Italian cuisine, for example. The average price in there is around 18-23 euros per a dish. However, I think we were a bit unlucky with that, because almost all restaurants were almost full and people in there looked really happy eating their food. I think we just got so tired with sandwiches and chips during our first days in Seville, that just couldn’t look for the right place anymore. We went directly to the supermarket, which was located a few minutes away from our lovely apartment, and cooked at home.
I can’t help but mention the pizza which we found in “Slice of New York Pizza” (Calle Alemanes 13, 41004 Seville, Spain) right in front of the Seville Cathedral. This pizza was wonderful, very tasty! I have only tasted such delicious pizza in Rome so far in my travels.
I hope this my post won’t stop you from planning the trip to Seville. It’s a really amazing place which is worth visiting. All people have different tastes. I think I am just too picky regards food. I am sure you will find your favourite restaurant in Seville, and not one!
I wish you great holidays and a memorable trip! If you have any comments or questions, please let me know!