Not only on weekends one may seek a cool, energizing restaurants and bars, as in Seville you will be hooked on the vibrations of the city and its people daily. Here are my selections of young and cool tapas bars in Seville that will surely refresh you.

Robles Laredo

Located on the Plaza de San Francisco with a terrace overlooking the square and peaking towards the spires of the Seville Cathedral, Robles Laredo is a perfect hangout on a sunny day. Its eclectic interior, where traditional color-painted tiles blend with crystal chandeliers and contemporary restaurant technology, also invites inside on a cool evening. Open well past midnight to let your fantasy roam wild on food and drink.
Tomatoes and tuna tapa
And so it did once my travel companion arrived late from London, I had to take her there, never mind it was almost midnight. The late food crawl was worth it. We ordered most of the tapas already on display and asked a friendly waitress for recommendations. Starting with a refreshing Tomato tartar with tuna and Shrimp salad, both marvelous, continuing with a warm Breaded pepper covered by a veil of spicy sauce, we still had not enough. Too good to stop now.
The best was about to come. The Fried goat cheese á la spring roll served with pistachios and sweet sauce was extraordinary.
Robles Laredo
The wine by the glass selection is above average for Seville. An enomatic dispenser next to the bar (keeps open bottles unspoiled longer), I could choose from a sextet of Spanish bottles. I had two different Ribera del Duero and a Rioja. If I hadn’t had wine at the tapas bar before we got to Robles, the sherries would own me!
We could not resist to order some sweets. The sweet tooth of my friend had woken up at 1 am, so she ordered two lovely looking mousses with fruits. Their seductive façades had substance too, delicious.
Breaded pepper with spicy sauceDesserts
Address: 90 Sierpes Street, Seville

Contact: +34 954 29 32 32

Álvaro Peregil

Known for serving orange wine, not the “natural skin contact” kind, but made from Seville’s famous oranges. Interesting to try, yet too sugary for me so I got a fix of sparkling cava. Fresh shrimps recommended by the waiter were delicious. Served as a ración (a middle-size portion is quite big in Spain) and not a tapa, we were a little bit ‘over-shrimped’.
Orange wine at Alvaro PeregilFresh shrimps
The atmosphere and the jolly local people make this place unforgettable. We were taken from our serious business of menu decision-making by the locals singing, clapping and dancing at the bar and outside. What an energy on a Sunday afternoon! Coming, I assume, straight from the church, half of the bar’s customers danced passionately in the tiny bar. I was envious of them that they can so spontaneously enjoy the lovely Sunday afternoon.

Sunday afternoon at Seville's barAlvaros Peregil inside

Moving to something warm we got a tapa of grilled squid with tomatoes and lots of oil. We also savored the bar’s own Patatas Bravas covered with concentrated tomato sauce and mayonnaise, these were one of the best ever!

Address: 20 Calle Mateos Gago, Seville

Casa Tomate

Sangria and tapas scream into your eyes as you enter Casa Tomate. Jugs of refreshing sangria from red wine and fruits line up at the bar and cold tapas to choose from right away without even looking into the menu.
'Handy' bar at Casa Tomate
Since the name suggests tomatoes, I had to try their tomato gazpacho. It was delicious and creamier (more bread inside) than I would expect for a refreshing glass of this chilled soup so famous in Andalucia.
We continued with a plate of manchego cheese, so I had to get a glass of Manzanilla, the driest sherry from Sanlúcar de Barrameda. What a perfect pairing! The nutty dry sherry was like a condiment to the intense sheep cheese .
Solear ManzanillaManchego cheese
Address: Calle Mateos Gago 24, Seville
Contact: +34 954 220 421

Other tapas bars like this:

Bar Alfalfa
A small and crowded bar where everything happens outside. You can order through the window if it gets too crowded inside and enjoy the tapas and drinks alfresco.
Address: Cnr Calles Alfalfa & Candilejo, Sevilla
Contact: +34 954 22 23 44

Baco Cuna Z

Baco Cuna 2

This four-story mansion designed once by Ánibal Gonzalez (creator of the town’s emblematic Plaza de Espana and other buildings in Seville) became today the blend of old and new. Beautiful traditional architecture fitted with design furniture. The tapas bar is located in various rooms downstairs and you can even just buy a piece of cheese, meat and some olives at the small grocer’s corner right by the entrance. In warm late afternoons and evenings enjoy the rooftop terrace for drinks.

Address: 2 Calle Cuna, Sevilla
Contact: +34 954 211 107 /+ 34 666 469 561