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El Rinconcillo

#194 of 1,785 Restaurants in Seville
#212 of 1,858 Places to Eat in Seville
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40, Gerona St. and 2, Alhondiga St, 41003 Seville, Spain
+34 954223183
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Located on the Calle Gerona, El Rinconcillo has been serving up Spanish...
Located on the Calle Gerona, El Rinconcillo has been serving up Spanish cuisine in Seville since 1760. This historic restaurant boasts a rustic-chic dining room that is dressed up in cosmopolitan clothes. With understated whitewashed brick walls, beamed ceilings, chandeliers and fresh flower arrangements, El Rinconcillo attracts everybody from local celebrities to families who come to enjoy traditional tapas and Sunday meals, and the mosaic-tiled bar with wine barrel tables is perfect for pre-dinner drinks and mid-afternoon glasses of wine. The menu is an eclectic collection of tapas dishes, stews, seafood, meat and sweet flans for dessert, and you couldn���t find a more quintessentially Spanish eatery in Seville if you tried.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good, not great compared to others in Sevilla

Cool place to check out. Old/vintage tapas bar look and feel. Food is good, but not the best in Sevilla. If you go earlier (7pm or before) for dinner, shouldn't be to crowded, go later on in the evening to get a true Sevilla experience with the locals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Although this restaurant dates to 1670, and the speed of the service seems to match its age, it is still an "experience" worthy of your time (and modest expense). The waiters couldn't be slower, but they are slow in the nicest local way. Iberian pork loin, Duck Margret, gazpacho, and spinach with chick peas live up to their reputation. Wine... More 

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

El Rinconilla is the oldest tapas bar in Seville and steeped in history with dark wooden counters and panelled walls containing displays of old and rare sherry bottles. It is also a shrine to sherry with a fantastic list including some rarities and several of Gonzales Byass' specials. The food is simple but very good; plates of freshly cut Serrano... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

4 day break in Seville last week and this was the highlight. The food was outstanding as was the atmosphere in this small tapas bar, many Spanish people eating in there which I like, not to touristy ...simply a must for any foodie. The bar is where tapas began in 1670, go on you know you want too.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We went there when in Seville : PRO - place full of atmosphere - friendly service, multilingual server - supposedly the oldest tapas restaurant CON - a tourist trap, when we were there a large group of americans tourists arrived, the guide was shouting, they had a look, the owner gave some infos on the place in Spanish it was... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Although a Seville institution and made more famous of late by Rick Stein, I was determined to visit this tapas bar. It did not disappoint. We arrived early at 13.00 when they opened and took up residence in the corner of the smaller bar. The service is swift & efficient, if a little standoffish, but this didn't matter as it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Cool place to check out. Old/vintage tapas bar look and feel. Food is good, but not the best in Sevilla. If you go earlier (7pm or before) for dinner, shouldn't be to crowded, go later on in the evening to get a true Sevilla experience with the locals.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Walked a long way in searing heat to be told you have to stand to have tapas!! Had a beer and left!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Old fashioned tapas bar, no frills, tapas eaten standing at the bar. Very good cured meats, not much English spoken at the bar but worth a visit for the atmosphere and amazing interior.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Good but not great. Loved the tradition of the tapas bar downstairs and wish we had stayed there to eat rather than taking a table in the restaurant upstairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

You really do have to visit if you are in Seville. It genuinely lives up to the priase heaped on it. A great selection of wines and sherries and genuinely memorable tapas. The jamon is a must - carved in front of you off the bone. Don't expect much chat from the bar staff, but do enjoy as the bill... More 

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Additional Information about El Rinconcillo

Address: 40, Gerona St. and 2, Alhondiga St, 41003 Seville, Spain
Phone Number: +34 954223183
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Seville  >  Seville
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 1:30 am
Monday 1:00 pm - 1:30 am
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 1:30 am
Thursday 1:00 pm - 1:30 am
Friday 1:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday 1:00 pm - 1:30 am
Average Prices: USD 22 - 44
Cuisine: Tapas

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40, Gerona St. and 2, Alhondiga St, 41003 Seville, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Seville  >  Seville
  • Phone Number: +34 954223183

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 44
  • Cuisine: Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine

Description

Located on the Calle Gerona, El Rinconcillo has been serving up Spanish cuisine in Seville since 1760. This historic restaurant boasts a rustic-chic dining room that is dressed up in cosmopolitan clothes. With understated whitewashed brick walls, beamed ceilings, chandeliers and fresh flower arrangements, El Rinconcillo attracts everybody from local celebrities to families who come to enjoy traditional tapas and Sunday meals, and the mosaic-tiled bar with wine barrel tables is perfect for pre-dinner drinks and mid-afternoon glasses of wine. The menu is an eclectic collection of tapas dishes, stews, seafood, meat and sweet flans for dessert, and you couldn���t find a more quintessentially Spanish eatery in Seville if you tried.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 1:30 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 1:30 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 1:30 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 1:30 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 1:30 am

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