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El Rinconcillo

#183 of 1,737 Restaurants in Seville
Certificate of Excellence
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Tapas
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40, Gerona St. and 2, Alhondiga St, 41003 Seville, Spain
+34 954223183
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1:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very Old but Good

Another must place to visit in Santa Catalina area is El Rinconcillo. The building housing the El Rinconcillo has been in use as a commercial establishment since 1670, which makes it even older than I am. The El Rinconcillo is quite popular with locals and tourists and I have heard French... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
jay r
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Lucca, Italy
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Eventually found this bar after a bit of a hike!! But... It was well worth it. Jam on that melted in the mouth!! Perfect. Fabulous atmosphere, as this is one of the oldest Tapas bars in Seviile.

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Lucca, Italy
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36 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Another must place to visit in Santa Catalina area is El Rinconcillo. The building housing the El Rinconcillo has been in use as a commercial establishment since 1670, which makes it even older than I am. The El Rinconcillo is quite popular with locals and tourists and I have heard French, German, English, Spanish and Nordic languages spoken there. The... More 

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108 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We finally gave in and went here for lunch (mixed reviews concerned us)... since 1670, El Rinconcillo is Seville's oldest (and arguably most authentic & typical) tapas bar & restaurant. Our experience was excellent: memorable, delicious food, good wine & service in an historic colorful setting outside the tourist center. A multi-lingual, extensive menu offers an array of choices, many... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We came here attracted by the old age of the place. When we arrived, we were not disappointed. The place is lovely, lots of character with people drinking and chatting. Then, we made the mistake to seat and to order a proper meal. We waited 45 minutes to be served to eventually end up with a tasteless fish and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Dropped in on a Sunday night after arriving in town and most places closed and it was brilliant! Just did as the locals do and propped ourselves up at the bar and ordered some drinks and a bit of food. Loved it! Tapas food superb, service friendly and helpful. Loved how they just kept your tab writing it on the... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Dropped in as we had seen it late the night before at it was heaving and had such a great old Spanish feel about it - we were not wrong, despite being busy and just standing at the bar this is the way it is done and we joined in with the rest, watching what others ate and choosing the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This enchanting place was founded in 1670 and after returning from Granada, the tour bus dropped me off near Riconcillo. I was able to find a standing space at the bar because it was early in the evening. There were clusters of people here and there but it was not too busy. Not knowing what to order, I ordered a... More 

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Denia, Spain
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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Beautiful place - the oldest tapas bar in Sevilla. Food was good too. Wonderful atmosphere, great service, excellent choice of dishes, priced a little above average, but then I think this is a bit touristic now so to be expected. Really recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

If you enjoy local, then this is a great place to start - no frills but great tapas and the must have Menzanilla! The waiters are as old as the venue but are very friendly if you engage with them!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

El Riconcillo is not living on it's laurels but putting out excellent food & drinks to all that snuggle up to the bar or reserve a table upstairs. Act like a local and they will treat you as one. As in the old days, they write your tab on the bar top with chalk and add it up at the... More 

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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 - 43
  • 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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