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El Rinconcillo

#180 of 1,681 Restaurants 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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1:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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    Very good
  • 105
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  • 53
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  • 34
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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
Most recent review
1st night in Seville - in with the locals!

If you enjoy local, then this is a great place to start - no frills but great tapas and the must have Menzanilla! The waiters are as old as the venue but are very friendly if you engage with them!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Mark R
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Brussels, Belgium
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you enjoy local, then this is a great place to start - no frills but great tapas and the must have Menzanilla! The waiters are as old as the venue but are very friendly if you engage with them!

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Allegedly the oldest tapas bar in Seville, certainly full of character with hams hanging from the ceiling, barrels of wine and sherry, and lots and lots of tiling. Here they keep track of what you have by chalking it on the bar. There is also a small restaurant area at the back. There's no seating at the bar. The food... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

loved this place. Fantastic atmosphere with old bottles lining the walls. Wine is excellent and PX sherry even better, especially with the cheese.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Our airbnb host suggested this old school tapas bar to us and we loved it. We ate at the bar and had delicious tapas.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I went here with a big group and the space was perfect. We had a menu for 41 euros all inclusive (drinks and lots of tapas and main course).. The atmosphere is very Spanish which is nice, the staff was friendly and I loved the main course (sea bass!) the tapas were nice but specially the iberic ham they had!... More 

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Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

1e Beers! Nice server. Old place... 1670. Good atmosphere. Lively. Enjoy it. Nothing else to say. Check it out

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Estepona, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Having done the research, this was a must see for us. On a Sunday about 2 pm it was packed and great atmosphere. Bill recorded in chalk on counter

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Visited on a Sunday - busy day or are they all hthe same. Walked to the bar but by the time we we arrived we we exhausted "dogs barking" & just wished to sit & enjoy Tapas & a glass of vino - BUT no seating for Tapas - disappointing. We decided upon lunch at a table - meal excellent... More 

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

As the oldest tapas bar in Seville you will not be disappointed here. The atmosphere is off the charts fantastic. If you stand at the bar and order tapas, the bartender keeps track of your order by writing it in chalk on the bar. Pop in for a beer and some tapas, they have a chickpea dish that sounds odd... More 

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Munich, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I love this place, the first time I was here I was just amazed by how old this place actually is (it's the oldest bar in Sevilla founded in 1670!). The tapas are really good, especially the cheese, the jamon and my favourite tapa, Espinacas con Garbanzos. The waiters are very kind and professional and I am looking forward to... More 

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Muchas gracias por sus amables palabras de elogios hacia nuestro establecimiento y esperamos seguir a la altura de nuestros parroquianos... 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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?