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“Local, inexpensive, tasty, casual tapas - standing experience” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Fresquita

La Fresquita
Ranked #304 of 2,576 Restaurants in Seville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Casco Antiguo
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Local, inexpensive, tasty, casual tapas - standing experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

After traveling from U.S. to Spain & taking a train from Malaga, we finally arrived at our final destination thinking we would only need 1 drink and a quick tapas. However, this place rejuvenated our desire to search out local cuisine & refreshed us for the evening. Upbeat, locals place (it seemed). Stand to eat with overflow to the streets. Closed at owner's whim (it seems) or we weren't familiar with Sevilla closing times. Kitchen, bar & service area all in one 5'x3' corner with the walls covered in frames that definitely passes the time if the people watching isn't good.
If it hadn't closed, we probably would've stayed longer. Suggest the Pinas Alinas - potatoes with tuna & olive oil (spanish tapa twist on nicoise) and the montadito of roquefort & chorizo

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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London, United Kingdom
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416 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“perfect little local bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

Off the tourist track (but only just) this tiny little bar is a great find. The walls are lined with religious photos and iconography, prices are far cheaper than the usual tourist traps, and the tapas are very decent - good home cooking. Nearly all of the customers are locals which must be a good sign. Spent a very happy hour or so here. Highly recommend it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TWP64
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London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Small little bar, friendly, good for a beer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2013 via mobile

We didn't eat here but went for a beer on a couple of occasions. It's a tiny bar full of Semana Santa (holy week - huge in Seville) paraphernalia and memorabilia, keeping incense burning and the Semana Santa feel all year round. Waiter was friendly, it was good value and looked to offer a good range of basic tapas. We saw a lot if locals here. A nice little spot, slightly less overrun with tourists than other bars nearby.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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226 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“The "procession" bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

La Fresquita is just half a street beyond the most touristy area around the cathedral and the Alcazar. The food here is fine and attracts locals (no English menu), but the main reason to go inside and try a few tapas is to sample the owner's fascination with processions. The walls are papered with news clippings on processions of the past decades -- one of them quoting the owner saying that for him it is "holy week" every day of the year -- and the TV showed them all the time, too, when we were there (twice). The man even filled a canister with incense and swung it deferentially in front of the TV.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ChF_10
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Paella wasn't that good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

Slightly disappointing paella. Rather tasteless and dull. Great location though and good place to sit and watch the world go by.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank suegreig
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