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“Cynical service & food in a beautiful city”
Review of La Cueva

La Cueva
Ranked #1,399 of 2,649 Restaurants in Seville
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Casco Antiguo
Description: La Cueva Restaurant offers the best Andalusian cuisine in a wonderful place. Doña Elvira Square is one of the most beautiful places in the center of Seville, in the heart of historic area -Santa Cruz- . We have large terrace on the square, indoor dining room and private typical Andalusian patio. Visit us!
Buenos Aires
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113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Cynical service & food in a beautiful city”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

What a shame that a lovely restaurant setting is ruined by cynical service and food as the 2 waiters argued over who MUST serve us or shouted at the queue of visitors to move table, not sit down etc...it was simply embarassing as we speak fluent spanish and could well understand their insults. The food of tapas selection (all fried or in mayonnaise) and appalling paella was a perfect match to such careless attention. DO NOT visit this restauarant as we are locals and the city has so much better to offer than tired cynical waiters and a chef who treats tourists like a bother.

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank BuenosAiresFifi
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messina
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104 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Wonderful place, but don't eat there!”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

Avoid this lovely restaurant in a Seville's square. I just took paella, which was more than fresh...coming from the deep-freeze! Besides I felt sick, afterwards. I spent 23 euros, without wine.

Visited June 2012
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2 Thank servitariverita
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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“A wonderful experience!”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

I went with my fiancé and he has always gone to this restaurant when visiting in Seville. I love the atmosphere of the restaurant, very calm and relaxing. Service for us was very good, as well as the food. The seafood paella was flavorful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for authentic Spanish cuisine!! You have to visit La Cueva!!

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Laura A
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Mollymook, Australia
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189 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Rubbish Service Tourist Trap”
Reviewed June 9, 2012

Great looking place in cute plaza. We weren't allowed to sit unless we planned to eat (fine, I understand that at times and was quite common in Spain mid to late afternoon).

Decided to eat and took forever to get a beer and food. Both were ordinary. Bill arrived with charge for bread we hadn't eaten, waiter was not happy to adjust for that. If the service and food had been OK I might not have mentioned it.

Avoid, tourist trap and not happy to service tourists anyway. Deserve a bad rating.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank ZN9999
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Poor food, nice square”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

First, the location is lovely. We ordered two dishes, clams which were ok and cod in tomato sauce, which were bad. The cod was cold and full of bones. We sent it back for reheating, but the bones were just too bad. I wouldn't go back.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank rthomp
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