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“A Sevillian classic!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bodega Santa Cruz

Bodega Santa Cruz
Ranked #45 of 2,572 Restaurants in Seville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Casco Antiguo
Solihull, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A Sevillian classic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

You cannot go to Seville without frequenting this bar! Have a Manzanilla sherry and the garbanzos con espinacas (spinach and chick peas) - they are delicious! Very busy and atmospheric! Service amazingly quick!

  • Visited October 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“For a Real Spanish Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

We stopped at a lively energetic bar called Bodega Santa Cruz. The menu is written on a blackboard behind the bar. All tapas €2,00.

This appeared to be frequented by locals who seemed to know the bartenders as they came up to the bar to place orders and have a drink. If you don't speak up you will be ignored. This is a busy, energetic place. We loved it!

No table servers; you order from the bar and take your food or drinks to tables, or stand at the bar. We ordered 5 different tapas and drinks. The bartender keeps track of your order by writing the prices with a chalk on the bar itself. No paper, no receipt.

A glass of Rioja and a glass of sangria cost a TOTAL of €3,20. Total bill €13,20 including tapas.

We carried our tapas and drinks to a table outside and lunched in the shadow of, and with a great view of the Cathedral. We enjoyed everything and went back for another tapa (beef in tomato gravy) and another round of drinks. Especially loved the Berejenas in Mielo.

Very enjoyable lunch and a truly Spanish experience.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“The real deal for tapas!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

Spent a very enjoyable time here in January while o a 3 day trip to Sevilla.
Excellent tapas offering with food served very quickly despite it being a busy evening period.
Very authentic old taberna that is wet apart from some of the nearby restaurants that overdo the whole tourist thing. Go there!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not tourist friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Great place!! However, unfortunately even though we speak nearly-fluent Spanish, we were taken for a ride... So, check & double-check the prices. If you sit, you only receive one free tapa. At the bar you receive one per drink. Highly rscommended, but be prepared to pay, or check your prices.

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Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Cheap tapas and a great atmosphere but the food is nothing special! Some of the reviews are probably a bit too generous in my opinion!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Boru80
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