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“Perfect 'local' bar setting for flamenco”
Review of La Carboneria

La Carboneria
Ranked #1 of 234 Nightlife in Seville
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

We enjoyed every bit of the visit. We went there around 22:00 and watched both shows at 22:30 and 23:30 (they were different shows). Drinks are not expensive but we haven't tried the food.

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Seeking an authentic less touristy casual experience we were blessed to be lead to La Carboneria.

NOTE: this is not the simplest place to locate, but asking around for The Red Door Flamenco should find you being directed to this location. There is no sign, but the door is a bright red. TIP: use Google Maps to obtain a perspective of where you need to go.

The atmosphere is casual, pricing nominal with authentic flamenco combining all the ingredients needed to create a great experience. Many tables have bench seats so you will have the opportunity to share the experience with strangers......... TAKE ADVANTAGE and make a new acquaintance! Sangria is cheap, buy a pitcher and share. Do keep yourself aware of being respectful during the performances as the stage is intimately located to the audience. Don't rush this experience for the show is told in chapters and there is ample opportunity to relax.

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We tried to get in here the night before, but the show had already finished, so we made sure we got here on time this night. After seeing some beautiful flamenco dancing in another bar, we were geared up for another good show. As we walked in my first thought was, nothing was happening, then I realised there was a dancer on, but there was no energy or vibe in the room at all. The dancer looked bored, she didn't dance particularly well, and there were rows and rows of tourists sitting watching. After about 10 mins, they took a half an hour break which means that there is only an hour or so of actual dance. We took that as a cue to leave, leaving our awful glass of wine. I don't recommend this place at all!

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Warning: You will walk right by this place if you're not actually looking for the street number! Awesome decor in what is an old coal depot . . . it actually still smells a bit like a fireplace in there. We went on a Thursday night and got there around 10 right before all the seats were taken for the show that began around 10.30. We stayed for just one falmenco performance, which was great. I feel like the other tourists did the same thing as we did, i.e. leave after the flamenco performance (not sure if there are more than one per night). That is a bit of a shame, as it seems like a great place just for hanging out for drinks all night (my excuse was that we had to catch a train the next morning!). They have a back room that serves tapas, but we didn't get a chance to sample any of those. Overall it was just a fun place to visit and I wish we had more time to spend there.

2  Thank Paul R
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Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

A bar in an old coal shed that is dedicated to music - flamenco in particular. The decor and seating set the scene. Tourists, like me, that hunt this place out to experience the music that Sevilla is so famous for won't be disappointed. It is true that the crowd may not know how to behave during the performances. But the exceptional performers we saw did not seem put off. We got there close to midnight having read on other reviews and websites that things did not get going until then. That may be the case on a weekend, but on a Thursday - the day we visited - it started at 10:30. We still saw a performance with dance in the main bar, followed by a more intimate guitar and singer performance in the side bar. Highly recommend!

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