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“Great place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Catalina Bar De Tapas

Catalina Bar De Tapas
Paseo De Catalina Ribera No. 4, 41004 Seville, Spain (Casco Antiguo)
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Ranked #51 of 1,504 restaurants in Seville
Cuisines: Tapas
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Casco Antiguo
Brisbane, Australia
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Great place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We stumbled upon this little restaurant after we arrived in our hotel in Seville as it was close to our hotel in Barrio Santa Cruz, and so glad we did. The waitress was friendly and there was an English menu. The tapas we chose were all good, some very creatively presented like the mozzarella/tomato/olive salad, but unpretentious. Gazpacho was very refreshing, just what we needed on a 40 degree day. Very good value and delicious meal! We only realised later that it was recommended in Lonely Planet. Great find!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food, great service and great Sangria!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We loved this place for some tasty tapas and one of the best sangria I have ever tasted! Our waitress was awesome and attentive and made the whole experience very pleasant! We loved the sangria so much we went back the next day!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best tapas in Seville”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We went to Catalina thanks to one advice found in our Lonely Planet Guide. We went twice during our stay in Seville and I can tell that the food here is really AMAZING, considering that it's "nly" a tapas bar. We traveled in Spain for a couple of weeks and tried many spanish nice restaurants but this is in our top 5.
Tapas are with spanish food but there's also something more, there is a large selection, impossible not to find something near your taste. Really good, fresh cerveza to combine and here's the perfect lunch to take a rest from visiting Seville. Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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“Satisfying”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Not a boring tourist place. Not a top cuisine place. More that sort of local favourite comfort food restaurant you keep returning to.
Good variety of well-prepared tapas (tataki beef; black rice with mushrooms and truffle oil, spinach empanada; all good).
Very good value. Brisk but friendly service. Open for tourist dinner times (ie from 7pm onward). Nice open outlook.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Not bad if you only around...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

LP recommendation: most of the time completely different to TA but we had no really choices as Catalina was on our way to Palace. Simple, very simple interior, a few locals, a few decent size tapas (still confused all the time as tapas for me small sandwiches as i used to it , but here its mini plates.... A lot of deep fried food, fast serving.... Really good chicken curry! Three mini plates are enough even if you hungry. Overall - there are a lot of bad places in Sevilla, Catalina is not the best one but very OK with 4.0 score.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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