Updated December 2017

Not so much of a hidden gem anymore, Eslava is just outside the usual “rutas de tapas”, and is deservedly one of the most popular tapas bars in Sevilla and it is also one of my personal favourites. It is charming and unpretentious and serves up some of the best food in town at some of the best prices in town. Favourites include super-tender pork ribs in honey sauce (fall of the bone, melt in your mouth…), boletus bizcocho topped with a runny free-range egg, the tender carrillada and crispy creamy fried ortiguillas (sea anemones). Or just go and order anything at all – you won’t be disappointed. And even if you don’t have a sweet tooth, the manchego ice cream is something not to be missed.

Try to get there early (during Spanish eating times) because it fills up fast, though the kitchen is actually open all day from 12.30 pm. I prefer sitting at the bar but there is also a cosy dining area at the back and lots of tall tables with stools on the sidewalk terrace. The service here is always excellent no matter how busy it gets.

The restaurant next door is small and intimate, with an elegant menu and excellent wine list. Reservations (restaurant only) are a must.

Bread Charge: 0€

Eslava 5
tel. 954 906 568
12.30 – midnight
closed Sunday evening & Monday
€ € €

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eslava barthe bar

eslava menu

eslava coquinasgarlicky coquinas from Punto Umbria

eslava quesocured sheep’s cheese from Zamora

eslava croquetas torta del casartorta del casar croquettes

courgettes ‘charlotte’

Ibérico pork ribs in honey and rosemary sauce

eslava cigarBecquer’s cigar (cuttlefish and langoustines)

Ibericos fritos

foie micuit on hazelnut bread with bitter almond jelly

eslava ortiguillas (2)fried ortiguillas (sea anemone)

eslava chicken almondschicken in almond sauce

fried hake with alioli

eslava salmonetes fried salmonetes (red mullet)

eslava leeks tartaregrilled leeks with tartare sauce and salmon roe

eslava bloodsangre encebollada (fried blood with onions)

artichoke with salt cod and smoked paprika

alubias with morcilla and chorizo

eslava bacalaobacalao piruleta with spicy chocolate sauce

eslava sardinasgrilled whole sardines

eslava sixtochatting with Sixto, the owner

solomillo (pork tenderloin) in dill sauce

carrillada (stewed pig’s cheeks)

eslava secretogrilled secreto Ibérico with cilantro sauce

crispy fried breaded sardines

eslava huevo bizcocho free range egg on top of boletus soufflé with caramalised wine sauce

eslava choc orange moussedark chocolate orange mousse cake

eslava turron ice creamturrón ice cream with dark chocolate sauce

eslava manchego ice cream manchego cheese ice cream with tomato jam and membrillo

eslava dining roomdining area

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Updated December 2017