Address: Calle Eslava, 3 & 5, Seville, Spain
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:30pm & 7:30pm to 11:30pm, Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:30pm, closed Mondays
Price: tapas: €2.50 – €3.00
Contact: phone: (+34) 954 906 568
Try the: costilla de cerdo con miel de romero, un cigarro para Bécquer, vieira sobre crema de algas y fideos, huevo sobre bizcocho de boletus, solomillo con salsa de cabrales
Type: bar, restaurant
Go for: lunch, dinner, a snack
Reservations: recommended in the restuarant, bar and outdoor tables are first come, first serve » book a table
Credit Cards: Visa, Visa Electron, Master Card, American Express
Outdoor seating: yes, hightop tables / standing space only
Menu: tapas & raciones
The prize-winning La Eslava might not be located in Sevilla’s historic center, but it’s certainly at the center of the local food scene. The seasonal kitchen and informal vibe are magnetic, drawing everyone from groups of elderly men to modernillos (Spanish hipsters). Around for over 20 years, La Eslava is like the heritage brand of contemporary Adalucían tapas and is an obligatory stop on any modern tapeo. You are crazy not to love this place, and once you taste the food, it’s easy to understand why.
The convivial spirt at Eslava is apparent as soon as you set eyes on their buzzing sidewalk terrace, full of people enjoying their food in the Sevillan sunshine. Part restaurant, part tapas bar, each with their own menu, this duality affords the kitchen a unique opportunity to experiment with what they offer. The dishes here are balanced and delicious, making it hard to imagine how a recipe could reach that level without it’s fair share of testing and evolution. Whether you choose to drop in at the bar or reserve a table at the restaurant, there is a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes, ensuring you’ll have plenty of mouth-watering food to devour. With great atmosphere, tapas and prices, what’s there to think about, just go.