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Tablao El Arenal

Tablao El Arenal

4.5 (1267 reviews)
4.5 (1267 reviews)
from 45.10 €
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Calle Rodo, 7, 41001 Seville (Seville) - Spain | View map
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su
19:00 | 21:30
60 min
110 people
10 performers
10 performers
Venue: accessible | Bathrooms: not accessible
Venue: accessible | Bathrooms: not accessible

About the Show

Tablao El Arenal takes its name from the Arenal neighborhood in Seville between the Cathedral and the Guadalquivir river. The central location, just a few blocks from the Maestranza bullring, is within a typical 17th century Andalusian building which has been transformed into an intimate performance space in the style of the traditional tablaos. The venue has a capacity for up 110 guests and Tablao El Arenal holds two nightly performances which last approximately 60 minutes and feature some of Seville's best flamenco.

Founded over 25 years ago, several of the regular artists have won national and international dance awards. Tablao El Arenal has also been designated as the best flamenco show in Seville by the New York Times. The performance consists of seventeen different artists who cover a variety of the flamenco palos (styles), always with the dedication to offer a pure and authentic show. The performers’ inspiration comes from Curro Velez, former dancer as well as founder and owner of the tablao, who once said "I was born in Triana and I am a gypsy. What I present is truly authentic; the wealth of popular Andalusian flamenco culture that has taken on a universal dimension through those who share my blood".

The decoration and atmosphere in the main dining room is pure Andalusian. Several antique prints and flamenco posters line the walls, featuring themes typical of Seville such as the April Fair. Seating is around three quarters of the stage.  As a smaller venue Tablao El Arenal offers a good view from any location in the room.


Our second flamenco show in Southern Spain, our first in Seville. When I checked into my hotel and asked them to recommend a flamenco show they quickly booked us a front row table at the Tablao el Arenal. I arrived a few minutes early and spoke to the hostess to make sure we had the table reserved and to ask if I could photograph the show as I did the previous show in Jerez. Sadly, and I feel to their detriment, they do not allow photos or video during the show. I respected that decision and asked if I could take a few photos before the show. That is what you will see in this review. The room was large and the tables nicely set. The staff were formally dressed and the stage larger than the other show I saw. That show was more intimate in a small tavern. The show included a drink and some tapas. I was actually surprised at the number of dishes we got. The food was very good and the servers pleasant and polite. The show itself was excellent. As I said earlier, the no photo policy is a big negative for several reasons. One being that if you are on vacation and see such a great show you have no image memories to take back with you. You might as well see a flamenco show on TV. The other reason is that I think if people were to post their experience online with photos, they would get more people wanting to come. Seville has many other flamenco shows so there is certainly competition. The reason given for not allowing photos or video was to “protect’ the performers rights. These are not famous world class performers whose images and videos of their performances would damage their careers. In fact, I believe it would increase their exposure and their careers. So, if you don’t care to have a photographic memory of your experience it’s a good show to see.
As many chances to take photos of the exquisite flamenco are forbidden, all I can offer is this: If you're looking for a taste of Spanish music and dance, then you owe it to yourself to catch an authentic flamenco show. The precision, sensuality, intensity, and craft involved are absolutely amazing. It's a spectacle accompanied by delicious food, drink, and service.
The show was great - authentic and passionate. The tapas meal was fine and we got better seats by being there for it, but we probably would have had a better dinner elsewhere. Also, the chairs need cushions - they are rush seated ladder back chairs.
Wow just incredible! Our hotel recommended this place for Flamenco and it was such an experience. We opted for the full menu which included 3 courses and a bottle of wine. Was very lucky to be seated at the front of the stage to get the full experience! The guitarist was amazing, mesmerising! And the dancers were incredible. Overall 10/10! A night will will remember forever.
Fabulous food, fabulous entertainment, what more can I say? 10 out of 10 all round. Service was farst, efficient and our server, rueben, was excellent. We had the Tapas menu which was outstanding food and so plentiful we could barely finish it. The flamenco dancers were beautiful and amazing. I loved the singers and guitarist and they seemed happy to perform for a very appreciative audience. Very highly recommended.
The Tapas menu was excellent. A lot of food and very delicious. The venue is intimate and all seats are close to the stage. The performance was very enjoyable and the dancers were passionate in their art. We enjoyed ourselves.
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