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Seville is famous for its food, but there’s more to the city than award-winning tapas. Home to the freshest produce and the highest-quality ingredients, these are the best food markets in Seville.

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The Best Food Markets in Seville

The magic of Seville lies not only in its flamboyant architecture and history but also in the tastebuds. Seville’s food markets shine a spotlight on the city in a different way, with high quality, locally sourced produce as a gateway to undestanding Andalusian culture.

As a visitor, there’s no better way to sink your teeth into Seville’s local cuisine and understand the city than to explore these food bazaars.

I lived in the city for years, exploring every nook and cranny.

So, come, let’s explore the best food markets in Seville.

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Map of Seville’s Best Food Markets

How to Find a Good Food Tour in Seville

The food scene in Seville can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. With funky tapas bars, local food markets and gorgeous restaurants on every corner, it can help to have someone else take the lead.

GetYourGuide offer food tours to fit all shapes and sizes. Here are a few of my favourites:

The Metropol Parasol in Seville, Spain

Mercado de la Encarnación

Housed under the Metropol Parasol, colloquially known as Las Setas or The Mushrooms, this compact yet creative food market has stalls crammed with fresh fruits, rich olive oil, cold soups and cold meats.  

A glass of wine at one of the different bars, paired with local tapas, offers the perfect way to drink in the experience, both literally and figuratively. Plus, the nearby Casa Ricardo and Ovejas Negras Tapas Bars are convenient pit-stops if you’re still hungry.

However, keep in mind that Mercado de la Encarnación isn’t all about food. Located in Plaza de la Encarnación, it’s an opportune place to visit after a trip to Seville’s Santa Cruz neighbourhood. There’s also the historic El Rinconcillo next door, the city’s oldest tapas bar and a marked contrast to the new market’s architectural modernity.

Where to Find It: Plaza de la Encarnación

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 8 AM-3 PM; Sunday: Closed.

Triana food market, Seville Spain

Mercado de Triana

Housed within a 19th-century building that was originally a castle, itself built over the remnants of a thirteenth-century fort, Triana Market truly has a flair for the dramatic.  

The market truly stands out for its fresh fish and meat selection, soaring above the average local supermarket. With fresh seafood making up the heart of Seville’s cuisine, the fish market here has, over recent years, emerged as one of the best places for ingredients. The morning hours burst with life as local vendors fervently display their day’s catch, plucked straight from the Guadalquivir River nearby.  

Discover the Market’s Lazy Sundays

Late Sunday afternoon see sthe food vendors beginning their performance around Triana Bridge. They serve the city’s typical dishes, from gazpacho to albondigas, which makes the Triana Market a fun place. And if you’re touring Southern Spain for authentic food experiences, it’s an essential stop.

Tip: For the keen gastronome, the nearby Taller Andaluz de Cocina cooking school might pique interest, where traditional dishes are whipped up with a modern spin.  

Where to Find It: Calle San George

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 8 AM-12 AM; Sunday: 9 AM-5 PM

Tapas arranged in Seville, Spain

Mercado de la Feria

Mercado de la Feria has a backstory that dances back to the 18th century, adding a sprinkle of antiquity to your itinerary.

Wander amidst stalls piled high with organic foods, fresh meat, and an astonishing array of local dishes. See bell peppers blushing in vibrant red, oranges bursting with the promise of citrus, and olives glittering like emeralds. This marketplace thrives on the philosophy of ‘fresh is best’ and serves as a great guide to understanding Seville’s food culture.

Explore Some of The Best Tapas in Town

Do not leave without rubbing shoulders with the local food artisans at the best tapas bars – whether you are tucking into toothsome dishes at an age-old tavern or one with a modern twist. Possibly the most famous food market in Seville, Feria Market is an unforgettable part of any Seville food tour.

Where to Find It: Calle Feria

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 8 AM-12 AM; Sunday: Closed.

Mercado Puerta De La Carne

Ubiquitously known amongst locals, this centuries-old market exudes an intrinsic charm, challenging the notion of time itself.

With floor-tile mosaics and iron-cast structures, the market carefully preserves a bygone era, complete with traditional products like pure, peppery olive oil and tangy manzanilla olives. But while the Mercado Puerta De La Carne might not be the instagrammable beauty queen of Seville’s food markets, with ageing corners and unvarnished realities, remember that real beauty isn’t skin deep.

Like an old wine, the experience gets better, richer, and indeed unmistakable after every visit.

Where to Find It: Avenida de Cádiz

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 8 AM-3 PM; Sunday: Closed.

Fruit and vegetables on sale at a food market in Seville, Spain

Mercado del Arenal

Located merely a hop and skip away from the iconic La Maestranza bullring, this local food market embodies the essence of Seville – energetic, warm, and unapologetically authentic.

Within the expanded confines of its recently renovated market building lies a labyrinth of delights. Traditional vendors stand shoulder to shoulder, offering fresh, top-quality produce at reasonable prices. From plush vine tomatoes to the quaint charm of the blistered red peppers, every turn adds a dash of colour and a new story.

Try handmade “montaditos” at Casa Moreno, an integral part of this market, or refresh yourself at the market’s in-house cervecería (or beer bar). Here, among the clink and clatter, is the heart of the Arenal’s soul – a bustling hub of seafood tapas and ice-cold beer.

The Arenal doesn’t merely pay tribute to Seville’s culinary scene – it’s a silent spectator of times gone by. Behind the refurbishments and restorations, there are stories of erstwhile ports, thriving trade, and flamenco-filled taverns which still echo against the stone walls. If you want to find out more, take a guided tour and hear the stories behind the tapas.

Where to Find It: Calle Pastor y Landero

Opening Hours: Sunday and Monday: 9 AM-7 PM; Tuesday to Saturday: 9 AM-12 AM

Flamenco dancers in the streets of Seville, Spain

Mercado Los Remedios

Not far from Seville’s lively avenues and flamenco-fuelled evenings, Mercado Los Remedios signals a subtle shift in tempo. Here, the city follows the more typical rhythm of everyday life.

The market, no less traditional and authentic, is not your typical destination for tourists. But its charm lies precisely in this sense of authenticity. It’s a place where the aroma of dew-kissed fruit mingles with the earthy scent of fresh produce, and local bakers knead their secret family recipes to life, their darkened aprons dusted white with flour.

You’re not just a tourist but a part of the city.

The Los Remedios area is renowned for its traditional food joints, where eggplant with honey or fried fish is just a glimpse of your palate’s impending adventure.

Best visited in the bustling morning hours or on a quiet Monday afternoon, the market easily fits into travel schedules.

Where to Find It: Calle Pedro Pérez Fernández

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 9 AM-6 PM, Saturday and Monday: 9 AM-3 PM; Sunday: Closed

Mercado Lonja del Barranco

With a riverside perch promising panoramic views, the architectural grandeur of this former fish market that was designed by Gustave Eiffel himself is impossible to sidestep. Yet, the aesthetics strangely diverges from its inhabitants. The Mercado Lonja del Barranco, instead of buzzing with fresh produce, rustles up an array of pricey eateries under its metallic skeleton.

Will you find the best street food in Seville here? Perhaps not. The food stalls scatter around a miscellany of offerings from sushi to tapas, embodying a global spirit that shrouds its authenticity.

Is it somewhat overpriced compared to the incredibly affordable fares of local Spanish markets? Yes. But there’s an opportunity to identify some gems within if you’re willing to work for them.

Where to Find It: Calle Arjona

Opening Hours: Sunday to Saturday: 12 PM–1 AM

Honorable Mention: Mercadillo de Jueves

A fixture of Seville for centuries, this quirky street market unfurls every Thursday on Calle Feria.

The Pull of the Past

The charm of Mercadillo lies in its time-honoured tradition. As Seville’s oldest market, dating back to the 13th century, you can feel the pulse of Seville as you rummage through the antiques, second-hand books, vintage clothes, and curiosities. This isn’t your generic market with perfectly stocked shelves; here the joy lies in the thrill of discovery.

The Vibe

Interestingly, the vibe of Mercadillo de Jueves changes with every hour. The early morning fog lends it an aura of mystery as sellers set up their stalls. As the day unfolds, the market buzzes with the hum of eager hagglers and intrigued tourists. In the afternoon, things seem to settle down.

Tip: No visit to Mercadillo strikes gold without a smidge of patience and some stellar bargaining skills. However, the reward of a unique souvenir from Seville at a great price makes Mercadillo a favourite street market amongst locals and tourists alike.

Where to Find It: Calle Feria

Opening Hours: Thursday: 8:30 AM-2 PM

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Final Thoughts on the Best Food Markets in Seville

So, there we are, we come to the end of this tour on the best food markets in Seville. Are you hungry? Unless you’re a huge market fan, it’s probably too much to try to visit them all within a single trip. Use the map above to work out which ones best fit into your itinerary and then take it from there.

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