The Taberna de el Espigón in the centre of Seville is the third member of Espigón chain, which already boasts long established restaurants in Madrid and the El Porvenir neighbourhood of Seville (since 1985), and it’s been on my list since it opened about a year ago as the main one here has an excellent reputation. This central location has a tapas bar and sidewalk terrace downstairs, and a mezzanine dining room. Decoration is bright and light, almost minimalist, with something of a nautical theme (espigón is Spanish for breakwater), in keeping with the (mostly) seafood menu.
The tapas menu is modest in size, and portions aren’t exactly generous, but the quality here is exceptional. The hake croquettes are some of the tastiest I’ve had and the red tuna in whisky sauce is worth returning for. Fritos are available as media and full raciones, and there is an impressive selection of fish and seafood options. Meat lovers have a choice between lamb, pork and beef, and the house rice dishes (minimum 2 people) are made to order. Very polished service but with a pleasant, non-stuffy ambiance.
Doña María Coronel 2
Tel 955 947 256
Open 13.00 – midnight Tuesday – Saturday
(kitchen closes 16.30 – 20.00)
13.00 – 17.00 Sunday
€ € € €
Food 8 | Wine 8 | Service 8 | Ambiance 8
boquerones en vinagre
fried chocos (cuttlefish)
lagrimitas de presa Ibérica (pork)
red tuna in whisky sauce
bacalao au gratin
upstairs dining area