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El Rinconcillo

#102 of 2,142 Restaurants in Seville
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Gerona St. and 2 Calle Alhondiga 40, 41003 Seville, Spain
+34 954 22 31 83
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1:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My first time in the region, I just had to sample the tradition of tapas and where better to start than here? Actually the experience wasn't so difficult since the attentive barman offered me an English version of the menu. There for the "bar experience" rather than culinary reasons, I was pleasantly surprised by the food and the reasonable prices.... More 

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UK
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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very traditional tapas bar - friendly staff – great interior. We went twice – once in the afternoon to have a look and in the evening to eat. Probably a visit more for the tradition than for the food but nonetheless good tapas. My web page is thetonytraveller and you can follow me on Twitter @tonytraveller

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Berlin, Germany
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82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had tapas and a beer in this classic place but liked it a lot. The interior is still from old days, service is friendly and bill is written with chalk on the bar. Has a special atmosphere to it and fried tapas and beer were good. Prices quite normal.

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wakefield uk
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182 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time was after an evening meal to sample the sherries. It is standing. However we saw it had a restaurant, so we revisited and went upstairs to their dining section. The 4 of us had and excellent meal We were really impressed with the house salad, which we share with the starter as the portions are large. For... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting meal with a disinterested waiter, average fish quality and duck like leather soles. But hey, when you go to a name restaurant you expect the food to be reasonable, at least I did! So my advice is go have a drink at the bar while searching the internet for a good restaurant nearby. PS. Not cheap either!

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Zhuhai, China
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We heard about this place and use goggle map to go over there. When we reach there the place is full with people and we need to wait for 30 min. But after waited for 10 min, we being told to go upstairs and the place is huge and still empty and available. We order the cheek pig and it... More 

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Heeze, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Presumaly here tapas were invented, may be worthwhile to try on a busy evening. Go and watch the nice interior, but don't go there for diner as a tourist, this place is for locals. Others are shuffed off to a side room. We waited for half an hour, before even being able to order a drink, the single waiter was... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were with a bus tour and a visit to this restaurant for tapas was included. Our guide told us that this was the oldest restaurant in Seville. When we arrived, it was already quite busy, with people standing all over the main floor. We had a drink of sangria or wine and then were taken upstairs to a more... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in El Rinconcillo last week. We made the mistake of expecting the service and food of a restaurant; we even made a reservation! We had high expectations since three different locals had recommended this place to us. About the service: 1) we had to wait for more than 20 minutes before the waiter came for the first time... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

Went here recently for a friends 40th,so we were a party of 12. Rather than seat us in the restaurant, we were asked to stand (as we were just having tapas) which I thought was a nice touch, but you should bear this in mind if you find standing for long periods of time to be quite taxing. The setting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $43
Cuisine
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gerona St. and 2 Calle Alhondiga 40, 41003 Seville, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Seville  >  Seville
  • Phone Number: +34 954 22 31 83
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?