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Bodega Santa Cruz

Calle Rodrigo Caro, Seville, Spain (Casco Antiguo)
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Ranked #21 of 1,417 restaurants in Seville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Casco Antiguo
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The Midlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Near the cathedral and serving typical Andalusian tapas by and large but excellent all the same. Loved the Meat and Tomato and the slightly unusual grilled aubergine with honey. This place is buzzing and the service is fast and extremely efficient.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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203 reviews 203 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

..it's noisy, crowded, you may have to stand. People will glower at you if you stay too long without eating. The bar staff are super assertive. The food is great and the list of tapas amounts to 20 or 30 dishes. We were 8, & just managed to squeeze in.2 bottles of wine & many dishes later we managed to... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The most simple, welcoming and value for money bar I have ever been in. I am a repeat visitor and cannot find fault. Whether a local or tourist, everyone gets the same fast and efficient service. Go here.

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Saint Augustine
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

In the center of everything in the Santa Cruz district. We found it a very traditional tapas bar where they write on chalk on the counter. The food is good. The place is a lot of fun on Friday and Saturday night when the las Tunas groups show up in Middle Ages costumes to serenade. The only down side is... More

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Milano
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373 reviews 373 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Very close to the Cathedral... this Bodega is a hot spot in town... always full of people inside and outside, at the porch.... they offer the best tapas in town... Go at the counter, order a beer (cana) and start tasting the mouthwatering tapas they offer... a Tip.... when it's possible, always pick the tapas serving, not the plate..... serving... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We 'found' this bar in June '13 and couldn't wait to get back this tirp. It's crowded; expect to stand either inside or at one of the little elbow rests outside; or just balancing your plate and glass. Food is comprehensive and excellent. Staff always busy but never bothered even if your pronunciation is terrible. If you want to sit,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Our Spanish guide recommended us this place and I can't be grateful enough. The food is fantastic and cheap. The staff is really nice and helpful. Best tapas in Sevilla.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is a very busy spot, near the Alcazar and the cathedral. It is packed with locals and is mainly standing inside with some tables on the footpath. The food is brilliant (particularly liked the chicken with potatoes) and comes very fast. Excellent atmosphere and proves that the best way to eat in spain is to choose a selection of... More

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Run, don't walk, past the touristy tapas bars lining the main streets within sight of the Cathedral and step inside the Bodega Santa Cruz. If you've romanticized the experience you hoped to have in a real Spanish tapas bar, this is the place you should go. Service is attentive, and efficient. The wait staff may come off as impatient, but... More

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Top Contributor
281 reviews 281 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Very popular with the locals for many different types of tapas, and good wine. Orders chalked on the bar, until paid for. Well worth a visit.

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