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El Rinconcillo

40, Gerona St. and 2, Alhondiga St, 41003 Seville, Spain (Casco Antiguo)
+34 954223183
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Ranked #110 of 1,420 restaurants in Seville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $28 - $55
Cuisines: Tapas
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Casco Antiguo
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.
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78% Recommend
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English first
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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199 reviews 199 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Stumbled upon this place during holy week on Thursday and the place was packed as the most venerated float was about to pass The Macarena. . . .it was late afternoon and we sneaked in and had some tapas which were alright but found the place charming given its historical value. . .and then the Macarena came by and the... More

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

While walking on the streets in Seville, I stopped and asked a local for a very good Tapas bar that was not touristy - he told up about Riconcillo - it was a 15 min walk from our hotel, but worth it. We enjoyed the spinach & chickpeas, bacalao frita, patatas brava, mushrooms and other savory dishes. Very nice atmosphere... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

We got lost on the way and only found El Rinconcillo when a very helpful gentleman walked us there (we had been very close to it for a long time). Delicious food in a traditional and busy setting. the calamares was a particular favourite. Good value too.

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Lagos, Portugal
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Read about this place in our DK guide book & decided to go exploring. Just the walk there was full of interesting side streets, shops, bars, so much to be tempted by. We loved this place & went twice in three days. The red Rioja was superb & our friends loved their white Rioja too, served with excellent local cheese.... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I visited Sevilla for the first time on business and was taken to El Rinconcillo by our host, a guy who grew up just round the corner. We arrived before ten - early by local standards - but the place was buzzing with locals and visitors from out of town. Our host had everything 'arranged' and so we were swept... More

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Cordoba, Spain
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Go at lunchtime during the week, take a glass or two of Fino and marvel at the barman slicing shimmering slivers of Pata Negra jamon without the aid of a ham cradle - don't try this at home. I've been going here for years, and it's still a great bar; but at weekends and on summer nights you won't be... More

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Neath, Soth Wales
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126 reviews 126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Visited one afternoon stood by the bar and picked a few tapas and drinks the place was quite busy it was great to watch the staff go about their business,whether cutting the delicious hams/salami or chalking up your bill on the bar,really enjoyed the whole feel and atmosphere at the El Rinconcillo

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St. Lucia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We read that legend has it that the tapas was created here in this little changed bar, which dates back to 1670 and frankly I believe it; it has an extraordinarily beautiful interior; we witnessed dozens of tourists photographing every square inch of the place...see how arrogant one becomes when we've been living here for a couple of months, I... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Having been told that this was the oldest bar in Seville, we resolved to at least have a drink here. However, tempted by the intriguing interior and the sight of the Tapas being eaten around us, we were happy to take a seat in the small restaurant for a meal. The surroundings, the tile -work, the décor, the ambience were... More

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12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

You will not find fancy food here, but traditional food in a nice place. The Bar tiself is one of the oldest in the world (+400 years)

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