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Carmela

Santa Maria la Blanca, n0 6, 41004 Seville, Spain (Casco Antiguo)
+34 954 54 05 90
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Ranked #145 of 1,519 restaurants in Seville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $11 - $20
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
Neighborhood: Casco Antiguo
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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Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We ordered tea and a dessert at about midnight. OK says the waiter.He brought the tea, said he was bringing the dessert, which never turned up. On complaining, the owner told us that the kitchen had already closed. Why didn't she tell us? Well, she was telling us now she said, with a non-apology. In short, crap service and deserves... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Excellent tapas with friendly service and a jug of sangria that can't be beat. And just a stone's throw from the royal Palace and the cathedral.

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Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Don't be put off by the fact that it looks like a fairly basic outdoor bar. This is a little gem for food. We visited with our kids four times over a single week. Really fresh tapas. Recommend mini-Hamburgers, Chicken Curry (tastes like it comes from a quality Indian restaurant) and Chicken with soy sauce and honey coated in sesame... More

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Kansas City
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Very welcoming and great to do business with. These guys were very helpful when we really needed the experience of someone dedicated to customer service

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Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had a very good experience here. Interesting, and very tasty tapas such as marinated prawns in katafi pastry and delicious grilled squid in an unpronounceable sauce. Do not missed the fried cheese which may sound simple but gives you a crisp outside and wonderful molten inside (beware you don't burn). Also, and very good at 39 degrees centigrade, the... More

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Stumbled across this cafe while walking around the old town, and I'm so glad I did, what a gem. The servers are fantastic, the menu was great with lots of choices and the food ..... Amazing. Some of the best tapas I've had, and I've travelled a lot in Spain. We ate here twice, once for lunch and once in... More

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Dublin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had our last meal in Seville here and how I wish I had found it earlier! Ok, service was mixed...one of the servers was friendly and efficient and full of smiles while the other was taciturn, slow and...well....not really into customers. Food was fantastic. We sat down outside and I loved the variety of tapas in the menu...so much... More

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New Delhi, India
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

There are tons is places offering Tapas in this area and everyone of them have TA certificate.. So where do you eat? The difference this place had is in preparation - particularly hot tapas. Try any them.. They are cleanly and meticulously prepared. Location is a plus. Recommended. Rating doesn't so justice to this place..

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Linden
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We found this wonderful place just across from our hotel. A diverse selection of tapas and some good wines to go with them. I loved the grilled squid and my wife the grilled sirloin with potatoes and mojo sauce. Also be sure to try the chick peas with spinach and a fried egg on top. Four dishes were enough for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a weekend in Seville and ate in Carmela a few times-lovely tapas that are a bit different from the norm-we had mini burgers, black ink squid with rice, goats cheese with berries to name a few -as well as tasting fantastic the food and drinks are very good value too and staff were really nice and friendly... More

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