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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 #112 of 1,506 restaurants in Seville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $54
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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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Dive right in and go with the flow! Find a space the bar and experience real authentic Spanish eating and drinking, it is a beautiful setting in the old town with authentic decor, you can have fantastic tapas and wash it down with a cool glass Manzanilla! If theres one place in Seville to visit, you need to go there!

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Sydney, Australia
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229 restaurant reviews
1,024 helpful votes 1,024 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

On a cloudless night, i enter the oldest tavern in Seville,dating from 1670. ornate Moorish tiles climb the walls,wooden casks hold the wine. beside me,old men sip sherry. Overhead,on hooks hanging from the ceiling,are legs of the famous jamon iberico. A hawk-like waiter in a white shirt and black vest slices paper-thin slivers of the deep,sweet,potent cured ham,Spain's shout-back to... More

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london, UK
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

This is a muse seem great bar with intricate tiling, hams hanging off hooks from the ceiling. We had tapas including Russian salad and spinach with chickpea, delicious. Make sure you stay in the bar, don't worry about going upstairs to the restaurant. Friendly staff and very reasonable.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very disappointed in this restaurant. Figured it would be great since it has survived for 400 years, but sadly it was terrible. The waiter was not friendly, the food was over salted and overpriced. At 53 euros, this was our most expensive and most disappointing meal in Seville. Do yourself a favor and find another restaurant.

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De Bilt, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were told to go here to experience an authentic experience on having tapas. There were many tourists, mixed with locals. Tapas were good, but don't expect too much from the staff: they are busy all the time and are unfortunately not too friendly. But that 'unfriendly attitude' seems to fit the authentic experience is my experience :)

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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128 reviews 128 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The service is a little unfriendly... Theres not too many dishes in tapa size. The croquettes and jamon & cheese were nice but all in all there are other better places to go for tapas...

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We booked to have an evening meal here, having read the great reviews on t.a. and in the guide books. On arrival we were shown upstairs to a table and what a disappointment. No atmosphere, drab decor and the waiting staff were clearly in a hurry to finish up and go home. At best the food could be described as... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were looking for another tapas bar, and stumbled across this one. The interior is amazing, and you get a real sense for how the locals spend their time eating, drinking, and laughing. We stayed here for longer than expected. I would recommend this to anyone thinking about visiting Seville. The tapas and drinks were very nicer, well priced, and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The oldest bar in Sevilla and the atmosphere is wonderful. We had tapas and beer/wine, standing at the round tables amongst locals mainly and some tourists. Plenty of options for reasonably priced tapas - and good service. The old bottles on the walls, the hanging hams, watching the owner slice the ham off the bone and not a lot of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We were in Seville during Semana Santa and this was our first introduction to tapas. We loved it all, the taberna, the bar staff, the atmosphere and the food. Such fast service and delicious food, cod with tomato, chick peas with spinach and the best little mushroom or asparagus tortillas. Luckily our hotel was a minute's walk away so we... More

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