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“A Pleasant Surprise” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Antigua Taberna de Las Escobas Restaurante

Antigua Taberna de Las Escobas Restaurante
Ranked #726 of 2,572 Restaurants in Seville
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Casco Antiguo
Description: The oldest Tavern in Spain gets its name from an old esparto grass weaver who delivered wine and hand crafted brooms that once hung from the ceiling. Nowadays, it is a restaurant and terrace next to the Cathedral, where you can savour exquisite tapas and traditional Andalusian dishes. We have breakfast from 09:00am to 12:00pm
Cheltenham
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116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

Much like other reviewers we went in here with low expectations as its a tourisyy place very near the cathedral; but we were very hungry and couldn't get in to the places we wanted to go.

However, we got a warm welcome and were quickly seated by a friendly waitress.

I had tge roast lamb which was a very generous portion and was very good. My wife and daughter shared the pork sirloin that they also enjoyed.

The desserts were very good too.

We all came away very impressed.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank JPCHickey
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Geneva, Switzerland
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269 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Good value tourist restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

I travel in despair of tourist restaurants. Tired decore, tired food and generally poor value. Las Escobas at first sight appears to be one such restaurant, but we found the food tasty (and plentiful), the service energetic and the prices very reasonable. While not a top class restaurant, Las Escobas is worth seeking out for a pleasant lunch or more extended evening meal.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 100nights
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Basel, Switzerland
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“good food, special atmosphere, friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

hopefully we found this nice restaurant after visiting the city. it has a special/strange arrangement of the furniture... sometimes it looks like they just took what they had and made a restaurant out of it. but it has also his own charm the way it is. quite noisy when there are a lot of people, but special. the food we had was very very good. we went there two times and tried almost all tapas. goat cheese with marmelade was great, also the tapas with artichokes was great. waiter was friendly, but not very happy to work there I guess. but despite of this, I can recommend this restaurant, for the special furniture and the good food.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mexico1981
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Bellingham, Washington
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Location and Awful Food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Antigua Taberna was our most disappointing meal out in Seville. The sauteed vegetable plate for 9 Euros was at best one-cup of julienned onions, carrots, peppers, and a few beans and mushrooms fried to a very overcooked oily sauteed mess. A garnish salad would have had more vegetables than this 9 Euro vegetable plate. What was the cook thinking? The spinach with garbonzos was also poorly done, a dish which we ordered at every restaurant for comparison. Cross this restaurant off your list and choose one of the many others in town. Worst value for our money.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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New Braunfels, Texas
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great location and good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

On a little side street in Santa Cruz barrio near lots of other restaurants. Sit outside, drink cerveza, eat the paella de marisco (delicious) and watch all the other tourists doing their tourist thing. Friendly service, generous servings (enough to split).

Visited November 2012
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Thank Deborah M
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