Restaurante Oriza (In an old Aristocrat Palace) food quality+++
Maria Trifulca (situated in a tall tower by the River Guadalquivir –views-) food quality ++
El pesquero (situated inside the Old Market of Triana, one of the most traditional quarters of Seville, famous for its sailors and flamenco singers) food quality++
Asador Azafrán (Maybe one of the restaurants that serves the best food in town, although it is located in the outskirts and decoration is quite simple.The experience is the food and simple vaired type of clientele) food quality+++
Casa Robles (tipical andalusian) calidad+++
El espigon (tipical andallusian – not touristy)
Restaurante Eslava (tipical with locals)
Restaurante Becerrita (tipical with locals)
There are some really good option in Hotels around Seville:
Restaurante Maria Luisa en el Hotel Mercer *****GL (This one is becoming a must, it can be expensive but food is magnificent and the experience is very sspecial since the restaurante is located in old Renaissance-Baroque Aristocrat Palace Castellar: It’s been recently open, so is one of the latest additions to the list of culinary MUST)
Restaurante Los rincones del Marques ,located at the Palace Hotel of Villapanes. Exclusive, food is amazing and the place is quite special.
Lob by EME (you can´t beat its location, you could dine facing the Cathedral at the terraza del hotel, really something)
Hotel Alfonso XIII– a classic since the 1920´s. Arguably the most elegant hotel and restaurant in Seville that keeps that Belle Epoque atmosphere of romantic travelers that discover Andalusian in the 19th Century.
Restaurante famoso cerca de la mezquita.(donde van todos los famosos que vienen a Córdoba)
This is a very famous restaurante very close to the Mezquita-Catedral that you need to visit some time. They have traditional andalusian food, within a fine classic atmosphere in a Cordobes Patio full of flowers, spanish tiles and wooden carved furniture Windows and decoration.
Restaurante Cuevas romanas – Urbanización La Colina, Calle Las Cuevas, s/n, 14014 Córdoba – Tel: 957 32 43 18
This restaurant located outside of the city center (take a cab here – 10′ ride) was build inside of caves that were build in roman times, it is quite an experience, and not so popular among visitors yet very famous with locals.
This is a fun restaurante. It is located in front of the Town Hall (easy to find). It serves traditional cuisine, and has two different lounges, one of them with 19th deco, the other one like a traditional Andalusian «Mesón». The best part is when dinners finish, and the place turns into a «Tablao Flamenco» where you will feel flamenco in your skin.
Mercado de la Victoria – Paseo de la Victoria, S/N, 14004 Córdoba – Tel: 957 29 07 07
This is a concept similar to the one you have seen in Madrid at «Mercado San Miguel», where in different stands you can have access to different «delicatesen», the difference is that it has a fun disco within the premisess that gets quite busy many nights.
Other options are:
Horno San Luis
Patio de la marquesa – A fine traditional cordobán palace.
Taberna casa Salinas – Next to Puerta del Almodóvar, at the Western End of the walls that surround old Cordoba
This restaurant is one o the locals favourites. it is located in the road towards Sierra Nevada (ski slopes and National Park) Take a taxi, about 15′ from city center. It serves a mixture of local dishes with a creative modern touch in a relax atmosphere. You can eat open air in a relaxing natural environment.
Other options not to miss
When in Granada one of the «must do» is to go for «tapas and raciones» around the área of Plaza Nueva. There are many places where the quality of the food in tapas is outsanding, and they will come served together with your «caña» (beer) «vermut» (sweet wine) or any other drink you order.
One of the places you shouldn´t miss is Los Manueles, in the surrounding área there are at least a dozen of tabernas and bars that serve tapas, pay attention to the locals, it is quite easy to find out which are the preferred ones by the amount of people and movement, and follow the suggestions of bar tenders, they tend to offer what’s best of the day.