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#202 of 2,025 Restaurants in Seville
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Calle Santa Maria La Blanca n 0 6, 41004 Seville, Spain
+34 954 54 05 90
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Henfield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at a hotel nearby with a group of friends and this was a great place to end the evening . Staff welcoming friendly and spoke good English. We even managed to drink them out of their brandy!! Very reasonable compared to the bar next door

Thank beakie1988
Ventura, California
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74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

BEST SANGRIA in SEVILLE....Just sayjn' !! Great location in the Barrio de Santa Cruz. The Sangria has wonderful fruit and an added bonus is a cinnamon stick, so yummy! Large pour for 4,60€ Tapas were priced very good. We only had the potato omelette and the tomato & cheese (a caprese style version of Tapa) but both tasty. Service is... More 

Thank GoSeeDoTravelDuo
BARCARMELA, Manager at Carmela, responded to this review

Olé, olé y olé for that perfect review. We are very happy you liked our tapas, the service and the best sangria in town. Come back again soon please. Cheers! More 

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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and were staying in a hotel opposite this bar. It proved to be an excellent place to stop for a drink after a day’s sightseeing before going back to the hotel to change for dinner. Although we took dinner elsewhere we did also return for a late night drink before bed. We found the service every time to... More 

Thank ccmsurrey
BARCARMELA, Manager at Carmela, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, we loved your review! Olé, olé y olé, we love what we do and reviews loke this just makes us push even harder. Thank you and please come back. Cheers! More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So we weren't sure whether to eat here or not because of the reviews but it was just opposite our hotel so we decided to give it a try and the tapas was incredible! Such a great selection and lovely service. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank loobykanooby
BARCARMELA, Manager at Carmela, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a perfect review, we really do work very hard to get these. We are vey happy you enjoyed our food and service. Please come back again soon. Cheers! More 

South Yorkshire
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185 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

After eating amazing food in this city we were totally underwhelmed by the average untasty food here which was also expensive compared to michelin style food we ate elsewhere for less. Would not go back.

Thank lisasuperstar
BARCARMELA, Manager at Carmela, responded to this review

Dear traveler, we are really sorry your experience with us was not to your liking. We hope you visit us again to show hat the average price per person for both lunch or dinner at Carmela, is 15 euros. We understand we can please everyone, but Carmela has over 20 years of satisfied customers and several awards for best Tapas... More 

Bridgewater, New Jersey
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Its a lovely place for all Tapas lovers. The environment, the views, especially when you are seated at the terrace, all adds to the beauty of this restaurant. Its a good place to visit when in Seville.

Thank Sailoveslife
BARCARMELA, Manager at Carmela, responded to this review

Thank you! You had me at "Magnificent Tapas". Really, thank you for stopping by and taking the time to write a great review here. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

So we arrived at 20:30, it was still hot and we ordered a jar of "Sangria" (a refreshing wine cocktail) for starters, a couple of flamenco street guitarists arrived to fulfill the stamp. The place, in the millenarian downtown of Seville, transports you to another times, where live was slower and you could just stop and watch time pass. A... More 

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BARCARMELA, Manager at Carmela, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed our tapas and service, we love working very hard for reviews like yours. We are as authentic and local as the barrio we are located in. And a real pleasure to read about our guests been more than satisfied and enjoying the culinary vision of our famous tapas. Do come back... Cheers! More 

Paris, France
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

Their tapas were good, but they don't even know what a mojito is. The one I got didn't even have mint in it, nor any alcohol.

Thank Venkatesh R
BARCARMELA, Gerente at Carmela, responded to this review

We thank you for writing a review, this will help us serve our customers better. We apologize for not getting your mojito right. We are taking measures so it wont happen again. We hope you come back again for more tapas, gazpacho and the best sangría in town. Cheers! More 

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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Really friendly staff looked after us and served up food just before closing time. We had had a few sangrias throughout the course of the afternoon but were welcoming with good food before being gently shooed off to bed in our hotel opposite. Nice

Thank woodydog666
BARCARMELA, Gerente at Carmela, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to serve you. We hope to see you again soon... and thank you for the review. Cheers!! More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We went 2 times for diner and lunch. Very good tapas. I strongly recommend the salmon tartar tapa. Nice place, good service.

Thank rene-louis c
BARCARMELA, Manager at Carmela, responded to this review

Thank you! We loved your review and hope you comeback for more soon. Cheers!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $16
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santa Maria La Blanca n 0 6, 41004 Seville, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Seville  >  Seville
  • Phone Number: +34 954 54 05 90
Carmela Bar is opened since 1994, it is an excellent reference to taste TAPAS, an Andalusian tradition.
It is located between the Santa Cruz and La Juderia area, a very distinctive place of the Centre of Seville. This is the perfect place to make a break and sit down in its great terrace near the most important monuments of our city: the Alcazar, the Cathedral and the Giralda. It is also located very near La Carboneria, a famous place for live Flamenco music.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?