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Carmela

#178 of 1,978 Restaurants in Seville
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle Santa Maria La Blanca n 0 6, 41004 Seville, Spain
+34 954 54 05 90
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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1 Thank Rafa N
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 stars 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.

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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 

portsmouth
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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

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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 stars 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.

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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 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This cafe is first class! The food is excellent, the service is impeccable and the staff are very welcoming and obliging! This is the best food I have had in Seville in 3 days. Will be returning tomorrow for sure!

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Thank Linda S
BARCARMELA, Manager at Carmela, responded to this review

Thank you for yogur review! We are happy you liked our place and hope you comeback soon. Cheers!! More 

Barcelona, Spain
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We did not try this bar for tapas, although we saw people eating and they looked authentic and very good. We came here for its wonderful breakfasts and for drinks late at night. Very nice, welcoming staff.

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

Thank you! Comeback soon and try our delicious tapas. Cheers!! More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We came here for a nice breakfast with plenty of outdoor seating in a busy area of Santa Cruz . Also a few night caps were had here! Quick service and decent food with good prices

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and thank you for coming. We hope to see you back again soon. Cheers!! More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We stayed in a hotel just over the road from Carmela and used it several times. The food and drinks were really good - tortilla was excellent as was the soy/honey chicken and the solomillo. Late night brandies were huge!

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Thank Russ S
BARCARMELA, Gerente at Carmela, responded to this review

We really appreciate taking the time to write a review and we are extremely happy you liked our tapas and drinks. Come for more soon. Cheers!! More 

London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We have been coming to Seville for years and always drop in here for a drink and tapas but this year was our last !!! The service although never great was a joke - we saw several people just getting up and leaving. Then we ordered the Pollo Al Curry a tapas favorite......well Cat Food would have been a better... More 

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Thank Sue_Dear
BARCARMELA, Propietario at Carmela, responded to this review

Dear Sue, Bar Carmela was established 22 years ago and with a lot of effort and hard work we've been tilling a magnificent reputation, proven by the amount of great reviews here and elsewhere. Its curious that in your comments everything went wrong and even more curious that the best sold tapa statistically for year and best rated also, for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $17
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
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
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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
Description
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?