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El Rinconcillo

#188 of 1,764 Restaurants in Seville
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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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1:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Charming old tapas bar offering an authentic experience

This was my first tapas bar stop and became one of my favourite tapas bars in Seville during my stay. It's everything you would expect a traditional Spanish tapas bar to be - beautiful old tiles covering the floors, jamon hanging from the ceiling, a huge selection of wines standing on the shelves... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
LuckyStar81
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Pleneuf-Val-Andre, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

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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Worthing, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

An amazingly interesting place and definitely should be visited if you are in Sevilla. It is pretty difficult to get to the bar so recommend that you have a sit down meal in the back area, near enough to hear all the chat but less exhausting. My meal was excellent but the waiter, who was working very hard, didn't bring... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I was taken back to the 1600s in this quaint old bar with a restaurant upstairs, and tapas downstairs. The rooms are doted around higledy pigedly - which adds to the enjoyment of this place. Good food and good price

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Sydney, Australia
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12 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was my first tapas bar stop and became one of my favourite tapas bars in Seville during my stay. It's everything you would expect a traditional Spanish tapas bar to be - beautiful old tiles covering the floors, jamon hanging from the ceiling, a huge selection of wines standing on the shelves, and bustling with people. For me, this... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I was really excited about El Rinconcillo because I'd seen it featured on a travel show while planning our trip to Seville. It was a bit disappointing, though - the food didn't really measure up to many of the other tapas we ate during our week-long trip, and it was noticeably more expensive. It does have great atmosphere though and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We stopped in at this well-reputed , traditional tapas bar in seville's old town area on a self-prepared 'tapas crawl'. It is a very traditional and characterful, old school tapas bar and was refreshingly dominated by locals with the odd tourist rather than the other way around. The food was functional and unspectacular, so go for the Atmos and to... More 

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Europe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We went here for a tapas lunch. I think this place gives a very nice idea of what a busy tapas bar looks like. We stayed on the first floor where everybody is standing (on the 2nd floor there is a formal restaurant, but I guess people who go there miss the point), and the waiter is jumping fast between... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went to this restaurant because it got good reviews on tripadvisor-what a mistake! Initial impressions were good. The place was really busy and we had to wait a while for a table. Once we were seated, the only positive was the wine! The prawn starter was ok as was the spinach and chickpea dish. The cod pieces were too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were taken there by our guide and were therefore a bit apprehensive as one is in these types of situations. We needed not to have worried as this was one of the best tapas experiences we have had on our 2 weeks in Spain. The wine was very good and the food even better, so much that we returned... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Two nights in Sivilla and very disappointed that I wasted one of them here, cannot imagine why ordinary food at best and poor service is considered shabby chic by other reviewers, you can get this sort of food and service at half the price almost anywhere and why have a menu if most of what is on it is not... 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 - 43
  • 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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