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#120 of 2,156 Restaurants in Seville
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Calle Albareda 22, 41001 Seville, Spain
+34 954 22 99 92
13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 00:00
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Montpellier, France
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125 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most of the reviews seem to have this down as a tapas place. While my starter fits the definition, a kind of cod fritter, my main course certainly didn't and turned out to be the most melt in the mouth stewed beef. Top class

Thank williamdfr
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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84 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

I went to Zelai with my friends and experienced very interesting twist on very traditional food: tapas mixed with japanese taste: a lot of tuna, octopus, etc..I highly recommend it!

1 Thank petra h
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

The upper end of tapas. A little more expensive than most other bars but when you see the menu you'll understand and when you taste them you definitely will not grumble. Fancy a change from the samey menus of most bars then visit here.

Thank Andrew H
Louisville, Kentucky
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

On a recommendation by our host we lunched at Zelai our first day in Seville. We returned two days later and likely will be back again before we travel on. When you find a place like Zelai you struggle with your desire to try new places and craving Zelai's wonderful food once again. This casual bar with tapas plus a... More 

Thank bkloui
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Close to Plaza Nueva a few steps away from a hustle and bustle there is a contemporary gem serving a original tasty twist on the traditional Seville's dishes. The langustine croquettes were flavorful, fluffy on a squid in mayo, the octopus had perfect texture on a bed of sautéed vegetables. We were in the restaurant and the service was impeccable.... More 

Thank Gigi N
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

I landed late at night and checked in at my hotel. The concierge recommended it and I got there at 9 and it was quiet. At 930 then it started getting busier. Bar waiter served me and kept a tab on my drinks and was really keen to make sure I had enough to drink and eat He recommended the... More 

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89 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

We arrived after 2 p.m. on a Friday and it was quiet. All dishes were delicious and lovely presentation. Very friendly staff, they were willing to accommodate our special requests. Great value. Would highly recommend.

Thank SylviaFab
Jerusalem, Israel
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

The place was highly recommended by a local- and with good reason. We had to come twice- the first time it was so full there were no places for the next two hours. The second time we came just before the kitchen closed yet were served everything we requested. The service was prompt and friendly and the waiters even had... More 

Thank Sharon E
London, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Usual Andalucian fare but with a sophisticated twist in this comfortable and chic restaurant. Everything was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Tasting menu worth a try at 40 euros.

Thank Michael M
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

We arrived at 8.55pm (opens at 9) and there was about 20 people waiting to get in. That's when you know it's a good find. Got seated straight away and within about 5 minutes, we had our first tapas. Service was incredible. Waiters were very accommodating of our lack of Spanish, spending lots of time at our table describing the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$38
Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Albareda 22, 41001 Seville, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Seville  >  Seville
  • Phone Number: +34 954 22 99 92

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?