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Seville’s Restaurant & Bar Seville’s

Nominated for Best European 10 Comments

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It’s not the easiest place to find, located up on the roof of Pyramids Wafi, but Seville’s is worth seeking out if you’re in the mood for hearty Spanish fare in laid-back, casual surroundings. In cooler months, choose one of the many tables outside and eat under the stars. Exposed red brick walls greet diners on arrival, with seating around a curved central bar showing sports on a large screen, setting the tone for a pleasant, easygoing experience – in contrast to Dubai’s stiffer establishments. The restaurant is deservedly busy even on weeknights, which says it all really, with efficient staff serving up small plates of tasty tapas, including garlicky gampas pil pil, batatas bravas, Catalan salads, calamari and the like. If you can wait the 30-odd minutes it takes to cook up, order the paella marisco – a flavourful and filling combination of rice and seafood. Then kick back and soak in the sounds of the Spanish guitarists who play most nights.
Open Sat-Mon noon-1am, Tue-Fri noon-2am. Pyramids Wafi, Oud Metha, www.pyramidsrestaurantsatwafi.com (04 324 4777).

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Posted by: mark leonard on 22 Aug ' 15 at 06:43
  • Best for: Family friendly

If I had read the earlier reviews, may I would not have tried Seville's. Thankfully I did not. The place is authentic Spanish, with decent Sangria and Spanish Estrella beer on tap. OK, it has Dubai prices but no surprises there. Service was great, better than many other restaurants in Dubai 2015. The food was good and did not take too long to arrive at the table.

I recommend that you ignore previous comments as the place as it is now does not deserve such bad press.

I will return for sure.

Posted by: Frédéric on 06 May ' 12 at 16:42
  • Best for: Family friendly

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Seville's is a Spanish restaurant as the name indicates that essentially serves hot and cold tapas and typical dishes such as paella. We selected this restaurant to eat and watch the game of Champions League with Real Madrid. The restaurant is located on Oud Metha Road, Wafi, to the pyramids. It has a very pleasant terrace with a beautiful garden. Here are the dishes chosen all throughout the evening: - Mini pincho moruno de pollo. Skewers of chicken marinated in a traditional sauce. It was OK but not transcendent. I expected more originality. Could well have been skewered Lebanese or Iranian. - Chorizo ​​a la sidra: Pieces of cooked chorizo ​​with cider. I must say that it changes the traditional sausage-shaped salami. It was the form of mini sausages. Very good. - Gambas al ajillo: shrimp sauteed in garlic. My colleagues appreciated. I had my turn on that. - Tortilla de patatas: Not surprisingly, a little cold damage. I prefer the warm tortilla. - Cheese Platters: Very good made ​​with nuts, 2-3 Spanish cheeses to hard dough. - Boquerones in vinagre: Some anchovies marinated in vinegar and oil. Also passed my turn. - Croquetas with cheese: My favorite tapas, croquettes potatoes with cheese. A treat. - Croquetas de pollo: Same as above but with chicken instead of cheese. All accompanied by a Sangria, Margarita 2 and 2l plain water. The meal was OK but not transcendent but the frame is worth discovering this restaurant. Nevertheless the service is a little messy. Still I have a bit on my end at the quality of the food and value for money. Areas for improvement: - Service - Originality - Value for Money

Posted by: Jacqui taylor on 29 Apr ' 12 at 05:54

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I made the worst mistake in my Dubai gastronomical restaurant 'crawl' and did not check the reviews for Seville before I booked .I went yesterday to their tapas and Torres. It was the worst food I have ever paid for in my life

Posted by: Durteger on 13 Jan ' 12 at 19:18

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This place was the trendy place to go back in the last century. No more unfortunately. Like the rest of the Wafi complex t has seen better days. It has not moved with the times and the decor and food together with the in attentive service make it a place best avoided. It doesn't matter what discounts or special offers you might receive nothing will persuade you to part with 1 or 2 hours of your valuable time.

Posted by: Michele Ristuccia on 18 Jun ' 11 at 08:10

Service was ok. Salad very nice. Paella and taps were awfull. Sangria was really bad.
I wouldn't recommend it.

Posted by: Quentin Greyling on 28 Jan ' 11 at 10:16

Haven't been to the place in years, and was unfortunately left with a bitter taste in my mouth...and that was not just because of the food! The service was terrible....sitting right next to the ordering point it was pretty amazing how every single waiter ignored us. First drink took about 45min to order. Now the part that really irritated me, the so called deal...it is AED10 for sangria, only problem beeing the sangria was more like fruit juice...obviously getting only your AED10 worth in the end. Tapas for AED10, again not really a deal...bite size would be an exageration. I have been to the place loads of times in the past and reccomended the paella to my friends....not bad, but really not good either...sparce seafood in a rather flavourless dish, which is a pity considering how good it used to be. Poor service continued, and after paying the bill which had a mandatory 10% service charge added to the bill, having not put in anything extra (which I usually always do having been a waiter myself) the waiter stopped serving the table even though most of us stayed for a few nightcaps. Had to go to the bar or ask another waiter for a drink, a real drink that is...which was overpriced and watered down

Posted by: Mohammad on 22 Nov ' 10 at 12:11
  • Best for: Family friendly

Great Paella... Went with friends and family a couple of times and every body enjoyed the place

Posted by: Xiaopa on 19 Oct ' 10 at 17:48

In short: never again!

In details: went there with 2 friends on Sunday. Place seemed quite ok with seating al fresco. Unfortunately the seating is the best thing on offer with the beer... We ordered 3 tapas as starters: calamares fritos, tortilla de patatas and gambas a la plancha. Followed by one paella de pollo, one "rice soup" and one of their main with the monk-fish.

After waiting for nearly one hour with only our beers the waiter came straight with the main courses... No tapas yet... We had to send him back to the kitchen, asking again for the tapas and making clear the main courses had to come only later on, fresh and not simply heated up again.

Calamares: not really rings of squid but rather something like overcooked spaghettis, all soft with a squashy "crust". Even the garlic sauce was totally wrong.
Tortilla: ok
Gambas: should have been grilled (a la plancha...) but seemed more like steamed or cooked in water... And for too long as they were also awfully soft!
Main dishes (not worth going into details): none was good, all were bland; even with additional pepper it was the worse Spanish food I ever had!
Obviously when the waitress came with the desserts menu we skipped it!

End result: one of my friend spent the whole next day at home vomiting while I had also stomach troubles. So not only is the food not good but even worse it seems pretty not fresh and not hygienically handled!

Posted by: Dr. Raji Mathew on 23 Aug ' 10 at 17:20
  • Best for: Business lunch

Had a very satisfying meal thanks to the help of the waiter Birendra whose suggestions I took while ordering . Ordered for a traditional sangria for drinks and from the tostas menu I opted for the chacra(crab with eggs in mayonnaise and served on a bread). I was a sumptous and good enough quantity. Also served as compliments were tomato garlic bread which was cold with sogginess seeping into the bread. Mains was the braised lamb shank with potatoes and mushroom which was very good too although it should come with some rice or bread.. After a 20% discount on the NBD credit card the bill came to Dhs.145.

Posted by: Taya on 23 Mar ' 10 at 20:14

the food was terrible. this place got spoiled very much.


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