Beyond its ‘spirit’ and cultural beauty (present in each square and every alleyway), part of the natural beauty of Seville lies with its neighbourhoods and everything that surrounds them. Neighbourhoods that range from the more traditional ones such as Nervión – with its football character – or Triana – the kingdom of purest flamenco – to the more centrally located ones such as the Alameda de Hércules or the Alfalfa, today’s meeting point.
Located between the El Salvador square and the Encarnación area, the Alfalfa neighbourhood perfectly represents that touch of both modernity and tradition that makes this city one of the most popular cities to visit in the entire world. It’s an area you can get to in just ten minutes if you have one of our hotels as a starting point: Petit Palace Santa Cruz, Petit Palace Marqués Santa Ana, or Petit Palace Canalejas Sevilla. Here you will find unique shops, delightful squares and an ideal selection of tapas bars and restaurants for a dinner with friends.
Have you decided to spend a couple of days in the Andalusian capital? Are you planning to dine in a group in one of the most famous taverns in the area? Here are some names that will not let you down:
Like we said before, the Alfalfa neighbourhood is an ideal spot to get to know the history of Seville and yes, Taberna Águilas is one of its temples. A tapas bar where beer and olives are a must, famous for its wooden interior and its old-style, charming touches. The essentials here are the montadito de palometa (fish tapas on bread) and papas aliñás (potato salad).
This bar might not have the most glamorous name you will ever find, nor does it boast a carefully designed interior, that’s true, but we can guarantee that when you try the serranito de lomo (pork-fillet sandwich) you will instantly become a faithful fan of its kitchen. Authentic and one hundred per cent Sevillian, ‘El Manolo’ (as it is known by locals) is the bar per excellence for a dinner with friends with beers and laughs. A bar that represents Seville in its purest form.
If you fancy trying the traditional bread with salmorejo soup and ham from Seville, don’t miss a visit to Taberna Donaire. This restaurant – elegant but authentic – is located in the heart of the Alfalfa neighbourhood and is perfect both for eating tapas stood by the bar, and enjoying a unique dinner with friends. The best? Its wine list, a true delight.