Sevilla is not only famous for its impressive pieces of architecture, beautiful gardens and good weather, it is also well known for being very friendly. There’s nothing surprising in saying that Sevilla is a loved destination for visitors and people from all over the world. But what makes this city even more pleasing is how well you can eat for so little money. Thanks to the countless Tapas bar where you can get, for a few euros, delicious mini-dishes to share with your friends. Here we made a selection of the 10 best tapas you should absolutely try.
The average price for a Tapa goes from 2 to 5 euro. The tradition is to go from one bar to another, sampling a few little bites at each place before moving on to the next one.
You might find difficult to choose from the infinite variety of taps. We feel pretty confident in saying that probably everything that you will taste will be so good but, trust us, some of them can be memorable.
10 BEST TAPAS YOU SHOULD EAT IN SEVILLE
[Ham] Going to Spain and not even try the Jamón is like visiting Rome and not throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Depending on how much you want to spend you can choose between Jamón Iberico (more expensive) or Jamón Serrano (cheaper). Either you go for the Serrano or Iberico you won’t regret it. They sometimes serve it on a tostada, a toasted slice of bread with some olive oil on top.
[Breadcrumbed fried cylinders] You can have it with different flavors, such as fish, cheese or vegetables, but the most typical is the one with ham: croquetas de Jamón. Basically, are fried food rolls containing the main ingredient mixed with béchamel sauce. The croquette is usually shaped into a cylinder, disk, or oval shape, and then deep-fried. Just delicious!
[Scrambled eggs] is a dish made from eggs stirred or beaten together in a pan while being gently heated. Exactly as croquetas, revueltos can be made by mixing eggs with different ingredients, the most common are: mushrooms, shrimps or potatoes, but the best one is the one with chorizo. Just simple, and Juicy.
Queso de Oveja con Aceite
[Sheep milk cheese] If you are a cheese lover, as we are, you definitely have to try this. A tapa consists in few slices of cheese with a nice touch of olive oil on top. Do not expect anything fancy like a slice of Parmesan Cheese with over 90 months of seasoning but trust us, a bite of this soft and tasty cheese will put a smile on your face.
Garbanzos con Espinacas
[Chickpeas and Spinach] Very typical dish, usually eaten during the Lent, but very representative of Seville and Andalusia in general. It is made by few simple ingredients mixed and beautifully cooked. You just need chickpeas, olive oil, garlic, of course, spinach and pimentón (sweet paprika). It can be served as a tapa or as a regular dish. Enjoy!
[Potatoes with spicy tomato sauce] Also called patatas a la brava, is a very common dish. It typically consists of potatoes that have been cut into irregular shapes of about 2 centimeters, then fried in oil and served warm with a topping made of a delicious spicy tomato sauce. Waring, once you start eating it you can’t stop!
Berenjenas Fritas con Miel
[Fired aubergines with honey] It might sound weird but you won’t regret it. This dish consists of deep-fried aubergines that can be cut in sticks or in slices. A nice touch of honey gives to the dish a twist, we also tried them with some goat cheese on top. Definitely our favorite tapa ever.
Cola de Toro / Rabo de Toro
[Oxtail] Is the culinary name for the tail of cattle. Oxtail is bony, gelatin-rich meat, which is slow-cooked as a stew, wine is also included in the recipe. Its origin is Galician but you can find it in every city of Spain, Seville included. So delicious.
Punta de Solomillo
[Sirloin Steak] It is simply a grilled Sirloin steak served on a toasted slice of bread. We don’t really know what makes it so irresistible, it might be the seasoning or the way it is cooked but we absolutely fell in love with it. Get the best in town at Las Golondrinas restaurant.
Pavia de Bacalao
[Fried Cod] Even though this dish was born in a bar in Madrid nowadays it became one of the most typical tapas of Andalusian cuisine. It consists of sliced sticks of cod, which are previously marinated than dipped in batter and deep fried. Usually served with mayonnaise. Absolutely amazing.