Less is more ... rather than overwhelming you with volumes of travel tips, here is a specific list of exclusive recommendations with Mr & Mrs Crystal's stamp of approval.


Cerveceria La Giralda

Traditional dishes prepared with a creative twist are served at this classic tapas bar. Nestled in a bustling street of tapas bars, its interior still contains the central columns and vaulting stone ceiling as it did when it was a 10th century Barrio Santa Cruz bathhouse. Take a cerveza outside on a pavement table by the Giralda and watch the procession of people on tapas bar crawls. Alternatively you can enjoy the elaborate and tasty tapas inside at the vibrant bar.

 View Map ... Calle Mateos Gagos 1, Barrio de Santa Cruz, Seville
Rincon del Arroz

If you are after some of the best seafood in Seville, look no further than Rincon del Arroz. With a fresh water tank full of crustaceans greeting diners, it’s no surprise that lobster and crab feature prominently on the menu. The grilled fish of the day with fresh herbs is eternally popular and the seafood paella is deliciously mouthwatering.

 View Map ... 19 Avenida Ramón Carande, Seville, Spain
Salvador Rojo

Salvador Rojo is a quaint chic restaurant, setting it apart from the vast majority of restaurants in Seville which are traditional. The young chef prepares creative dishes using the freshest seasonal ingredients and his talents are best enjoyed with the 7 course tasting menu. The tables on the walled patio are charming.

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 View Map ... 23 Calle San Fernando, Seville, Spain
Santo Mediterranean

This is an exciting gastronomic hotspot in Seville, using the freshest ingredients from the best Andalusian markets. The result is an exciting and sophisticated Mediterranean restaurant. The funky staff seamlessly work the room and the kitchen serves Med fare with a modern twist. Get amongst Seville’s trendy scene at Santo Mediterranean.

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 View Map ... Alemanes 27, Seville, Spain

what we think

Seville is a Spanish cliché of flamenco, sherry and bullfighting. It claims to have invented the culinary art of tapas and has more than 4,000 tapas bars to support its contention. The energy emanating from the locals is infectious and the buzz is undeniable. Luxury accommodation exists in the form of trendy minimalist hotels or charming converted palaces. As the capital of Andalucia it is easy to combine a visit to Seville with a journey to discover any one of the many white-washed moorish Andalucian towns or miles of unspoilt sandy beaches. Try to squeeze in a night or two at a chic private hacienda set amidst olive groves. Treat yourself to a perfect indulgence traversing between the vivacious Seville and the idyllic surrounds of the wider Andalusian region.