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El Rinconcillo

#197 of 1,800 Restaurants in Seville
#216 of 1,873 Places to Eat 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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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic experience and ok food

This place was always on the cards while we were in Seville cause we had to visit the oldest business in Spain, the second oldest in Europe and the fourth oldest in the world. They are celebrating 350 years in 2020, amazing. The restaurant has definitely got that historical vibe to it. The decor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place was always on the cards while we were in Seville cause we had to visit the oldest business in Spain, the second oldest in Europe and the fourth oldest in the world. They are celebrating 350 years in 2020, amazing. The restaurant has definitely got that historical vibe to it. The decor, the floors, the waiters (kidding) and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Admittedly, we arrived late on a Sunday but unfortunately, we were told by the waiter that pretty much everything we wanted was 'finished' with no alternative suggested. They just wanted us out. The only reason this place gets 2 stars is because the wine was great. Other than that, if you want to go to a place decorated like an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Fantastic traditional tapas, amazing ambiance, well worth the effort to find ... An oldie (the oldest) but a goodie! Looking forward to our next visit to Sevilla and El Rinconcillo ... If only I could pronounce it!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I came here on recommendation both from a colleague and a guide book and although it took a while to find we were really impressed. We stood at the bar and tried the traditional tapas experience which was really fun. Service was shockingly fast and the place was buzzing with atmosphere. Best tapas experience I had in Spain. The food... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

One of the oldest bars in seville, It was closed for 6 nights of our 7 day break due to holidays, how lucky we were that it opened on our last night and we could experience it. Old traditional tapas bar. Had to try the tapas and good it was, fantastic service from very smart happy guys, bill chalked on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Don't miss a visit to the Rinconcillio. It's one of the oldest family owned restaurants in Europe or the world. 350 years of pub stories are hiding in the walls. And the beer is cold and the tapas are delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The oldest bar in Seville... had a great tapas lunch here. It was fun to stand up at the bar and have some good food and wine. They keep your bill tallied on the bar with chalk which is fun.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Loved it here, very traditional. Bill tallied up in check where you were stood at the bar, great food on offer and great staff and atmosphere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

When we visited this place it was pretty crowded. The interior is nice. Looks very traditional. However, the food was relatively average; nothing special.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Quickly found this bar which thankfully was situated close to home after a hard day pounding the tourist streets. The most important factor to bear in mind if you're intending to eat here is that you have to stand over a large barrel for tapas. If you want to rest your weary legs, you will have to enjoy the more... 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 - 45
  • Cuisine: Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene

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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