Updated March 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. 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, 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 because it fills up fast, but even when it’s buzzy and bustling the service is always top-notch. 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.

Weekdays there is a lunchtime menu del día (see photo collage below) – great value at 10€.

The restaurant next door is small and intimate, with an elegant menu and excellent wine list. Reservations a must. I haven’t been back to the restaurant for quite some time, which explains the “dated” looking pics.

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Eslava 5
tel. 954 906 568
12.30 – midnight
(kitchen closed 16.30 – 19.30)
closed Sunday evening & Monday
€ € (bar)
€ € € € (restaurant)
Vegetarian Friendly

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Food 9 | Wine 9 | Service 9 | Ambiance 9

The Bar

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’

eslava honey ribs

eslava ribs (2)Ibérico pork ribs in honey and rosemary sauce

eslava cigarBecquer’s cigar (cuttlefish and langoustines)

foie micuit on hazelnut bread with bitter almond jelly

fried boquerones

eslava ortiguillas (2)fried ortiguillas (sea anemone)

tender beef stewed in red wine

eslava chicken almondschicken in almond sauce

eslava hakefried hake with salmorejo

smoked salmon on toast with salmorejo

eslava salmonetes fried salmonetes (red mullet)

eslava leeks tartaregrilled leeks with tartare sauce and salmon roe

grilled scallopes with fried noodles and seaweed

eslava bloodsangre encebollada (fried blood with onions)

artichoke with salt cod and smoked paprika

eslava cocidococido with morcilla and chorizo

eslava bacalaobacalao piruleta with spicy chocolate sauce

eslava sardinasgrilled sardines

eslava sixtochatting with Sixto, the owner

solomillo (pork tenderloin) in dill sauce

eslava carrilladacarrillada (stewed pig’s cheeks)

eslava secretogrilled secreto Ibérico with cilantro sauce

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

menu del día: starter, main course, dessert & beverage for 10€

eslava dining roomdining area

The Restaurant

the restaurant

restaurant dining area

arrugula & radicchio salad with courgette, calamares & caviar

little fried blue cheese ‘packets’

beef tenderloin with cheese & sherry sauce

duck breast with roasted pears

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Updated March 2017