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Santa Maria la Blanca, n0 6, 41004 Seville, Spain
+34 954 54 05 90
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Ranked #210 of 1,608 Restaurants in Seville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $18
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Carmela Bar is opened since 1994, it is an excellent reference to taste TAPAS, an Andalusian tradition. It is located between the Santa Cruz and La Juderia area, a very distinctive place of the Centre of Seville. This is the perfect place to make a break and sit down in its great terrace near the most important monuments of our city: the Alcazar, the Cathedral and the Giralda. It is also located very near La Carboneria, a famous place for live Flamenco music.
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It was awesome I had the oxtail lasagne and loved it. The service was good and the staff were nice. Great atmosphere while you're waiting for your food but it's a bit touristy

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Tualatin, OR
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Good prices, relaxing place to people watch. Ate here 3 times and enjoyed all 3 meals. we were a bit surprised by the actual meals but we're always pleased.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Very nice tapas diner. We orderd and diner was served a few minutes later. For us it was a little bit to soon if you want to spent more time at the table. But the food was delicious en nearby our hotel (patio de las cruces).

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We made our 'first night in town' mistake by going to the first place that looked decent on an empty stomach, Big mistake. This place was awful - I really can't believe all the positive reviews. Some people must be used to eating really bad food. I had a feeling the food wouldn't be good as I'd seen some of... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We have eaten Tapas from Northern to Southern Spain, in the interior and along the coast. Outside of Barcelona, the Tapas at Carmela in Seville are the absolute best. We didn't know we were experiencing the best in Barcelona and were a bit disappointed in Malaga, Madrid, Marbella, and then we found Carmela in Seville. All the other places put... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This restaurant is located in a central part of Seville and is a great stop off during a hard days sight seeing. Located near the Cathedral and the Real Alcazar this is a lovely little restaurant to stop off for a drink and a couple of tapas to re-charge the batteries. A couple of tapas will set you back less... More 

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Kiryat gat, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Saw the ratings and went there. It was also near our hotel. I have to say that the main thing is really bad service. I had to wait more than ten minutes for the waitress to approach.Half the times I called her she forgot I did. The english is really scarce so it's hard to communicate. The food: really small... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Hot chocolate from instant powder that you mix in the hot milk yourself and salmorejo which tasted like it was out of a can was not what I expected from Carmela.

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a great restaurant very good service, good food and a good selection of tapas all for a very reasonable price. Definitely worth a visit.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

As mentioned by other reviewers, please don't be put off by the unassuming exterior, this restaurant is excellent. Our opinion was that it has the best sangria in Seville & excellent tapas with lots of veggie options. In addition, we also had breakfast here every day (choosing not to pay £20 per person per day at the hotel) & we... More 

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Additional Information about Carmela

Address: Santa Maria la Blanca, n0 6, 41004 Seville, Spain
Phone Number: +34 954 54 05 90
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Seville  >  Seville
Average Prices: USD 10 - 18
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

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