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“What a great bar!”
Review of Bodega Santa Cruz

Bodega Santa Cruz
Ranked #51 of 2,649 Restaurants in Seville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Casco Antiguo
New Orleans, Louisiana
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27 reviews
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“What a great bar!”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Although it is mentioned in every guidebook, you'll find a mix of locals and tourists at this spot. Make sure to order the pringa (slow cooked meat that is diced finely and used as a spread) and the berejenas con miel (fried egglplant with honey). They keep the tab in front of you written on chalk on the wooden bar top. This is a place where locals come and you may even bump into a few celebrities but don't be fooled because it's in the guidebooks. The food is good and the menu changes depending on the season. There are some staples that are always on the menu but when they sell out they will cross it off the menu since the menu is written on a chalkboard daily. Two people can easily eat 6 tapas shared with drinks and coffee for 20 euros.

  • Visited November 2012
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Verona, Veneto, Italy
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“3 point in the last sec”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

that's the same feeling you have when you eat in this place, nice food nice people, nice price, in the center, close to the cathedral and the main roads is a warm and friendly environment, the food is great (ask to advice or the speciality of the day) you'll be always surprised, must come back!! the best i'v been in Sevilla

  • Visited November 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
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234 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Sevillan tapas pandemonium at its best!”
Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

No secret why this corner tapas bodega is always packed with locals. It delivers the real Macarena. True, it might be a bit daunting if you can't handle basic Spanish but give it a whirl and the perpetual motion staff ( no table service, order st the counter and eat/drink standing up or carry to a table) will help with a smile and some Spanglish. Excellent homey tapas are the thing here; no sophisticated vacuum-cooked la-de-dah avant- garde cuisine, just honest tapas. Most are 2 Euros each and great value. Local specials include fried boquerones (whitebait), fried eggplant chips drizzled with honey, ensaimada (spiced ground pork) sandwiches, prawns and whatever else you see on the chalkboards. Start with the individual-sized Spanish (potato and onion) tortilla, then be adventurous, point and enjoy. You'll soon find out why the place is alive with good vibes: cold beer (Cañas is the word for draft suds), brisk wine and the tangy flavor of Andalucian tapas, all at prices that make "more" a distinct possibility. Olé.

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Dallas, TX
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“Great food, fun little spot!”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

This little corner spot is essential tapas. I don't think you can go wrong with any item on the menu. We ordered two dishes, but somehow received four (we just asked for the waiter's favorites), but we didn't care because they were all amazing and the tab was only 13 euro (including two beers). The waiter writes your tab on the bar in chalk. This was one of the eating highlights of our trip to Sevilla. Not a tourist trap...many locals were there. It is quite easy to find and I highly recommend this little fun spot.

  • Visited November 2012
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San Ramon, CA
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Come for the atmosphere!”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Loved the local corner bar with the bartenders that had been there for years. Got a kick out of them using grease pencils on the bar to tally up our orders! The tapas were good - fun trying different things, but most were fried. Wine was good, people watching was good, atmosphere was fun!

Visited October 2012
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