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“A lucky find”

Catalina Casa de Comidas
Ranked #43 of 2,799 Restaurants in Seville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish, Cafe, Gastropub
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We nearly ignored this place - it's in a pretty workaday part of town and the outside seating is not in a very lovely or relaxing spot, to put it mildly. The front of house looks like a fairly ordinary cafe (quite a nice range of cakes on display, though). But it happened to be near where we were staying and we popped in one day for a coffee and cake. Then we discovered the menus and the pleasantly done out dining room at the back. We ended up going back twice in a week for an evening meal.

Everything we ate was well cooked and delicious, and presented with a lot more elegance than most places. The cuisine sits somewhere between tapas bar and full-fledged restaurant. The house wines were decent, if not exciting (is there such a thing as an exciting house wine - at least in the good sense?)

On both nights the place was busy; being very close to one of the big package-tour hotels it gets its share of the more adventurous tourists, but locals obviously go for it too. Despite the bustle, we got service that was efficient and attentive but with no pushiness.

We don't normally do desserts, but with a generous range of tapas and medias shared amongst four of us and a bottle plus extra glasses of wine, we found ourselves paying around 17-20 euros per head. Not the cheapest, obviously, but we all felt it was good value given the quality of food. Down here in darkest Hampshire you can easily pay that in one of the more gastro-ish pubs for a single main course and no drinks.

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Thank Martin R
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We chose this restaurant based on previous reviews, but when we turned up looking forward to a really nice meal we found it closed. Unfortunately, due to our lack of Spanish we were not sure if it was too early in the season or just because it was Monday. So, we returned later on in the week and were delighted that we did.

Although we were seated in the back part of the restaurant on our own, the service was great, there were added touches such as appetisers and a gin & tonic at the end. The overall standard of Tapas was excellent and the desserts were sublime.

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Thank Woody1864
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

If you're looking for fairly basic tapas done extremely well, then I'd suggest this restaurant. Also nice that you can sit outside although is not the most scenic location. I must say that they pour a very solid glass of wine.

Service --- fair at best. Our waitress said hi then forgot about one of our drinks or our order for about 15 mins. Finally the owner came out to help.

Extremely annoying --- a charge of 1.5 euros per person for 2 pieces of stale bread and a pack of crackers.

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Thank HDHBend
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Map reference on trip adviser was wrong (2 weeks ago). It is NOT in Calle Cordoba. Restaurant were very helpful with directions however, and were very welcoming even though we were rather late. The food was excellent and very keenly priced; service very friendly. We were the only people eating inside but atmosphere was good. Lot more eating outside in the mini heatwave at the beginning of May.

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Thank Fallopian
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

It took us a little while to find the restaurant but we are glad we did. Lovely place with a deli bar and French look. The food was excellent and very tasty. The service was prompt, friendly and professional. A great all round experience. Highly recommend!
We had a selection of tapas - ham, cheese and prawn rolls with sweet sour sauce, oxtail cannelloni, spinach salad with goats cheese and walnuts, chim churi steak and the house potatoes. There were a number of local wines by the glass. The two that we had were really nice. They do a good coffee and gave us a gin and tonic to finish our meal.

Thank J W
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