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El Rinconcillo

#179 of 1,727 Restaurants in Seville
#193 of 1,799 Places to Eat in Seville
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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, Drinks, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Some veggetarian options

Vegetarian tapas options: a very delicious spinach with chick peas, good gazpacho, some potato and omelette dishes. The place itself is very atmospheric: they still take orders in chalk on the counter.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
smuffin33
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Helsinki, Finland
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I never had such salty food in my life. Their recipe for cod with tomatoes - salt, cod, more salt, tomatoes and more salt. Serve with spinach cooked until dark brownish gray wait until luke warm then serve twenty minutes later. Be sure to order a beer that is only half filled in a glass exposing the crud stuck to... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Vegetarian tapas options: a very delicious spinach with chick peas, good gazpacho, some potato and omelette dishes. The place itself is very atmospheric: they still take orders in chalk on the counter.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

On arrival, you get the impression of a decent stand up tapas bar, with no conventional dining, but there is a good restaurant up stairs, which serves excellent food with brisk efficient service. Try the little clams if you like garlic!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you're after a traditional tapas bar then El Rinconillo is your place. Tapas are how they should be, light and full of flavour, whilst the choice in fino's kept me busy. Great with friends, although maybe think twice if you're after a romantic dinner. It's rustic and reminds me of old Spain, so a place worth a visit if... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Came here with a group of over twenty. We were seated upstairs after being served sangria downstairs. The food then started flowing. We counted nearly ten courses of great Andalusian style tapas. They were all very good with generous size servings. The dessert was like a mix of panna cotta and cheesecake. The atmosphere was fun with our group and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Our first night in Seville and I was looking forward to eat here. It was highly recommended by a friend. It was very difficult to find. We were sent to all sorts of different directions. The Spanish are very helpful but somewhat lack a sense of direction. When we finally got in, our reservation was nowhere to be found but... More 

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Paris, France
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

True experience in a tourist area. We arrived at 9 when the place was packed with people, yet thanks to a very welcoming waiter we got a table for an hour later. We had gazpacho, serano ham and assorted home made rice with seafood in a giant pot, accompanied by a great Rioja wine. I would reccomend that founded 1670... More 

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Portage, Michigan
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15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The real highlight here is the bar itself. If you had to picture a Tapas bar in Spain this place is what would come to mind. Dark ceiling with hams dangling from hooks, and dark green and yellow tiles decorating the walls. It gets very crowded at the bar, but there's a small seating area in the back. The food... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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55 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Wow! Cannot believe that this wonderful little tapas bar employs such an obnoxious man who slammed and banged about and could not be bothered at all to be pleasant or ensure that we enjoyed our meal.

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Pleneuf-Val-Andre, France
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We've just come back from a week in Seville where,despite all that the city has to offer, we ended up eating several times each in three different tapas places. And we still don't know which we liked th most. The Rinconcillo, on the other hand, is a bit easier to classify than the other two in that you go there... 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 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?