El Rinconcillo

Updated February 2016

Sevilla’s oldest bar (founded in 1670), this place is an experience and is usually very busy, but just belly up to the bar and place your order. This is definitely a stand up and snack place, though there are dining rooms upstairs and a small dining area on the main floor. I’m always impressed at how the barmen keep track of all the chalked tallies on the wooden bar and never mix up which one belongs to whom. Famous for its spinach with garbanzos (though it’s not my favourite) and pavía de bacalao (better), they also do a nice arroz del día (rice of the day) at lunchtime. A selection of tortillas, which here are more like a French omelette, include jamón serrano, wild mushrooms, prawns, asparagus – all good. A place to stop off at the beginning of your “tapeo” to soak up a bit of traditional Sevillano atmosphere while enjoying your manzanilla sherry, jamón and olives.

Bread Charge: 0€

c/ Gerona 40
Tel: 954 223 183
Open 13.00 – midnight
El Rinconcillo Website
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Food 6 | Wine 8 | Service 7 | Ambiance 8

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caña de lomo and manchego cheese

jamón Ibérico de bellota

payoyo cheese


croquettes and spinach

rinconcillo simonSimon pouring Botani

battered asparagus

rinconcillo manzanillamanzanilla sherry

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grilled mushrooms

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arroz del día (rice of the day)

assorted tapas

rinconcillo paviapavía de bacalao (battered salt cod)

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rinconcillo carlosowner Carlos explains the history of the bar to We Love Tapas

rinconcillo no spittingthe “no singing” sign is still up but this “no spitting” one is
now kept behind the bar

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Updated February 2016