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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 #129 of 1,521 Restaurants in Seville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $26 - $52
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:30 am
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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London, United Kingdom
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402 reviews 402 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is not a tapas bar - they just call it a tapas bar because that is the magic word to guide the tourists in. There are other excellent tapas bar around like Dos de Mayo. Anyhow the good is reasonable.... not great. Some good ingredients but lacking execution. If you really just want a nibble then dont get a... More

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Milan, Italy
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85 reviews 85 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

One of the oldest tapas bar in Seville. Wonderful interiors. Food is ok, nothing special but you pay the beautiful location. Friendly staff. Great andalusian experience to be tried despite the many tourists visiting this place it keeps the authenticity

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Leeds (Kent), United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were the only tourists during the afternoon of the last wed in july so that was a great sign for us. Food brilliant, wine brilliant. It was very reasonably priced too. Thanks to Rick Stein we went to this little gem and neighbouring bars and we're glad we did!

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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Of course there are tourists, we were two of them! Yet there were locals too so it retains authenticity. We came six times it was that bad! loved having a drink and just gazing around At the old bottles, fittings and staff. I swear Humphrey Bogart works here, go and take a look he's there most days. The food is... More

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Alhama de Granada, Spain
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Read some reviews about this place before we came, a lot said 'touristy'. Whilst I agree that there are a bunch of tourists, there is also a fair smattering of locals and Spanish tourists. Our group thoroughly enjoyed this very traditional old bar. Great service and really good, reasonably priced tapas. The pigs cheeks and the chickpeas with spinach were... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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255 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
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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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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