The Alabardero is in some ways a slightly unusual creature, part boutique hotel (7 rooms), part catering school, part bistro/cafeteria/tapas bar, and part restaurant, all housed in a classic 19th century “casa palacio” with lots of beautiful tiles and antique style furniture. It all seems to work well together, though, and since opening its doors in 1992 the Alabardero has become one of the pillars of Sevillano gastronomy.
The cafeteria and tapas bar area can be found in in the main courtyard as you enter, with the bistro off to one side (which offers an excellent set menu). The restaurant is upstairs, specializing in high quality Andalusian dishes. We opted for tapas this visit and other than one slight blip – the croquetas could have been tastier – we loved every dish. Service is very attentive and, although perhaps a bit formal, it’s in keeping with the elegant surroundings and it’s actually refreshing to find such well-trained staff.
Tel 954 502 721
Open 13.00 – 16.30 / 20.00 – 23.30
€ € € €
Food 8 | Wine 8 | Service 8 | Ambiance 9
two kinds of croquettes: mushroom and seafood
foie micuit with ginger toast
grilled octopus with potato purée and smoked paprika
grilled beef tenderloin with carrot and beet purées
pear tatin with chocolate ice cream
Azabache cake, chocolate, sable Breton, apple créme, saffron brûlée