seville spain tapas tours

My husband and I are going to seville the end of january 2011. We'd love to take a tapas/wine tour while there. There's only about a zillion choices when I tried to do a search. Any recommendations as to who would be relaxed,fun, and casual? Looking forward to hearing from U!

Posted by Rob
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
370 posts

Debbie, if I were going to Seville I would check out the Food Network, or Travel Channel and find some of the chef/travel shows and find out where they went. Most of the famous chefs/show hosts have discussed tapas lately. When I was in Seville, many years ago, I found that the best tapas were in the smallest bars. You only had one or two choices, but they were the freshest and usually the tastiest.

Posted by Luis
Naperville, Illinois, USA
23 posts

We spent 3 nights in Seville in mid-October and went for both tapas and dinners around the Barrio Santa Cruz area. Keep in mind that most restaurants don't serve dinner until around 8:30pm. Have fun.

Posted by Ed
Pensacola
7976 posts

Quit thinking about it and just go wander and eat. I was there a couple of nights ago and they┬┤re all over the place.

Posted by Bill
San Diego
260 posts

Between the Giralda and Plaza Nueva there are three streets: Gamazo, Harinas and Jimios. They spread away in a "w" from the center south entrance to the plaza. This is where I suggest to begin your own, independent Tapas Tour. I saw other people with a personal "guide" with them, but the only way it seemed of much value, is if they we're so painfully shy, they could barely order a meal in their own home town. Half the fun was practicing Spanish vocabulary and carefully observing what other people were ordering. For us, after a half day of serious walking on the cobbled streets, it's time for the first meal of the day. Most of the serious eateries open at one p.m. We think it's a perfect, pre-siesta time to get your grub on. As for the wine tour, find a place where everyone is having the Pescadito Fritos, and pair that, or Calamres, or Tortillas de Camarrones, with a bottle of Rueda--consistently pleasant white like Pinot Grigio. Moving onto red, you can try the Andalucian wines if you want, we did too, but I say, get a Ribiero, as darkly colored as any you see being poured, and pair that bottle with tapas of Carrillada, Pringa, or just a racion of good "Bellota" Jamon. With a breakfast like that, believe me, you will soon embrace this Iberian concept of "Siesta." Venture out again around five p.m., and you'll have a full two hours of walking time, helping you prepare for the even livelier, evening session.