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El Rinconcillo

#103 of 2,217 Restaurants in Seville
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Gerona St. and 2 Calle Alhondiga 40, 41003 Seville, Spain
+34 954 22 31 83
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13:00 - 01:30
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great ambience, very good food in the oldest bar in Spain. It is a 1630 if I remember correctly bar. It is serving great tapas and the flair is so good there. Go there for breathing a piece of history and to get some great food!

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such a simple place with an authentic vibe - a visit to El Rinconcillo is highly recommended when visiting Seville.

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Thank rashe3
Haddenham, United Kingdom
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285 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is an institution. Staffed by people who really really know what they are doing and the level of service is at their pace, not yours. Here the waiter is king, not the customer. Chalk marks laconically scratched on the counter ensures your place and bill do not move until you depart. Look around and you'll see ancient bottles... More 

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Whitley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First night in Cadiz - we waited for this restaurant to open Well worth the wait - excellent food good service and a superb wine!! Great tapas meal - wide choice,we loved all our dishes nothing went back Good location need to be there early. !! To avoid missing out Very reasonable price for very good and well presented food... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had heard about this place but hadn't set out to find it. Yet when we stumbled across it bimbling round the Seville streets we had to give it a go and so glad we did. It was Monday lunchtime but although there were a few in we had no trouble getting a standing table. Couple of glasses of decent Rioja,... More 

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Thank Karenza M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Frequented by visitors locals and lots of Spanish families and groups, it lives up to its reputation. We went on a Dundat afternoon and although busy, easily found a spot at the bar and our tab soon mounted in chalk on the wooden bar! The spinach and chickpeas was very popular and it was great fun to watch others order... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is Seville's oldest bar and about as authentic as it comes. Stand at the bar and sample the delights. It is rustic and simple so expect no thrills but this is an atmospheric bar popular with the locals due to its great value and tasty dishes. A must visit when in Seville.

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Purportedly and probably the oldest bar in Seville/Spain, El Rinconcillo is fantastically atmospheric and the more so when its bursting at the seams. It is not to be missed if you are in Seville. Superb range of wines and sherries and of course some beer to wash down the excellent range of authentic tapas.The fried fish is to die for.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is apparently the oldest tapas bar in Spain. It gets busy, very busy! I booked a table in advance and I'm glad I did. The wine list is great, as is the beer selection. I couldn't make my mind up what to have from the menu so just asked the kitchen to select 5 dishes for me. It was... More 

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Rahway, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had lunch here (standing room only) with a Seville local, as my first meal in the city. We enjoyed wine, beer, croquetas, and a revuelto. It's very busy and not big but you can 100% tell you are in an authentic Seville establishment - not something touristy. Be patient, don't expect to sit, and don't expect anything fancy, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$43
Cuisine
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 01:30
Monday
13:00 - 01:30
Tuesday
13:00 - 01:30
Wednesday
13:00 - 01:30
Thursday
13:00 - 01:30
Friday
13:00 - 01:30
Saturday
13:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gerona St. and 2 Calle Alhondiga 40, 41003 Seville, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Seville  >  Seville
  • Phone Number: +34 954 22 31 83
Description
Located on the Calle Gerona, El Rinconcillo has been serving up Spanish cuisine in Seville since 1760. This historic restaurant boasts a rustic-chic dining room that is dressed up in cosmopolitan clothes. With understated whitewashed brick walls, beamed ceilings, chandeliers and fresh flower arrangements, El Rinconcillo attracts everybody from local celebrities to families who come to enjoy traditional tapas and Sunday meals, and the mosaic-tiled bar with wine barrel tables is perfect for pre-dinner drinks and mid-afternoon glasses of wine. The menu is an eclectic collection of tapas dishes, stews, seafood, meat and sweet flans for dessert, and you couldn���t find a more quintessentially Spanish eatery in Seville if you tried.

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