our story

Virtual tour and map
450 Capistrano Road*
Princeton-by-the-Sea
Half Moon Bay, California
eat@sevilletapas.com

carry-out 650.563.4181

Hours
Thursday – Monday
11 am – 9 pm

Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays
for team-building and other private events

Parking behind the restaurant
Dog-friendly patio

News

Sundays Enjoy a glass of sangria as we prepare a giant 28" paella, which is ready to eat around noon. We often sell out by 2 pm so be sure to come early. Follow us on facebook or twitter to see the day’s combination—Paella Mixta (chicken, pork tenderloin and Spanish chorizo) or Marisco (Seafood: calamari, clams, shrimp, mussels and Spanish chorizo) all simmered in our saffron sofrito. In the colder months, October–March, check first to make sure we’ve got one cooking.

Specials In addition to our menu we offer a daily selection of seasonal Spanish tapas—watch our facebook page to see details on these and special events.

Five-pepper jam Our house-made 5-pepper jam is now for sale in the restaurant. Take your own jar home!

Our story

Opened in 2014, Seville Tapas is the realization of our dream to share the flavors of Spain with the people of the coastside.

Tapas, small snacks meant to be shared, are designed to encourage conversation among diners. There are many stories surrounding the origin of tapas, but, since the word itself means “lid” or “top” it seems likely to have come from the custom of serving sherry with a small slice of bread, which is placed on top of the glass between sips to keep fruit flies from being attracted to the sweet drink.

Whaterever the origin, tapas have evolved into a sophisticated cuisine. We’ve provided a primer, below, for those unfamiliar with the foods for which Spain is famous.

Primer

Tortilla Española (tor-tee-ya es-pan-yo-la) The most common gastronomic specialty found throughout Spain. Layers of potato and onion are cooked in olive oil, then mixed with beaten eggs and cooked together into a tart. Similar to an Italian frittata.

Alioli (al-ee-oh-lee) Also called aioli. Mayonnaise infused with a mix of fresh and roasted garlic.

Jamón Serrano, Jamón Ibérico de Bellota (ha-moan ee-ber-ee-ko day ba-yo-tah) These famous Spanish hams, from specially bred pigs (the white landrace and the black Iberian, respectively), are dry-cured for at least 2 years, enhancing the taste and sharply differentiating it from italian prosciutto. Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, the most prized, comes from free-range pigs fed solely on wild grasses and acorns, and is cured for up to 48 months. All Spanish hams are thinly cut and served in a variety of ways in Spanish gastronomy.

Piquillo peppers (pee-kee-yo) Small, mild, and sweet roasted peppers, which we fill with fresh crab or herbed goat cheese

Queso Manchego viejo (kay-so man-chay-go vee-a-ho) A sheep’s milk cheese made in the La Mancha region of Spain. Our Manchego cheese is pasteurized and aged 12–18 months.

Fuet, Salchichón (fwet, sal-chee-chone) Spanish-style Salami



*Mailing address Please address mail to 80 N. Cabrillo Hwy, Suite Q, Box 127, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019.

Work with us! Click on the link for a copy of our employment application.



Restaurant photo courtesy of Mindee Foster, postmodernlaundry.com



pepitos, sweets, and more

seville tapas restaurant in half moon bay

Pepitos

Pepitos are mini sandwiches on freshly baked mini-baguettes. Served with premium sea-salt potato chips.

Pepitos marked with are gluten-free ONLY when served on gluten-free bread; please specify, and add $2.00 each (when available).

Please order by number.

Savory Pepitos$5.50 each

  1. Spanish Serrano ham with Manchego cheese and EVOO
  2. Spanish chorizo with brie cheese
  3. Spanish chorizo with Manchego cheese
  4. Smoked salmon with brie cheese
  5. Grilled chicken with Manchego cheese
  6. Artichoke hearts, fire-roasted peppers and spring greens
  7. Crab with greens, smoked paprika, and alioli  
  8. El Serranito
    Slow-roasted pork tenderloin, Serrano ham, and fire-roasted peppers
  9. El Cubano
    Slow-roasted Cuban pork with swiss cheese, pickle, and mustard
  10. La Catalina
    Herbed goat cheese, artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, and greens
    • Sweet Pepitos$5.00 each
  11. Peanut butter and raspberry jam
  12. Nutella with peanut butter
  13. Nutella

Desserts

Please check our specials board and bakery display for additional desserts.

Flan $4.50

With whipped cream

Tarta de Santiago *$5.50

Flourless almond torte

Ahogado $5.50

Two scoops of rich vanilla bean ice cream drowned in a shot of our Seville-blend espresso. Served with a wafer cookie.

Ice Cream $5.50

Two scoops of rich vanilla bean ice cream. Served with a wafer cookie.
Add chocolate or caramel sauce
50¢ each

Sweet Pepitos $5.00 each

see #11, #12, and #13 above

Drinks

See our drinks board for prices, sizes, and selection.

Non-alcoholic

Craft sodas, root beer, lemonade, ice tea, water, milk, juices

Espresso Bar

Teas and Americano coffee

Spanish coffee — Café solo, cortado, con leche or manchado
Espressos — espresso, cappuccino, latte, mocha, hot chocolate, cold brew

Sangria

Traditional red wine with fruit and juices

Wine

A large selection of reds, whites, and rosé

Beer

Spanish and domestic, draft or bottle

Cava

Spanish sparkling wine, by the glass or bottle

Mimosa

Spanish cava with orange juice

Hard Cider

Spanish and California



catering and events

seville tapas restaurant in half moon bay

Platters and Catering

Whether you are hosting an event at your home or taking food to someone else’s, we can provide a dish to impress. We offer charcuterie and cheese platters, Tortilla Española, salads, paella presented right in the pallera (paella pan) and more. We can accommodate vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets—we even deliver. Click on the link for our suggested menus, and let us take care of the cooking!

catering menu

On-Site Events

With its ocean-view deck, fire pits, and dining room, Seville is the perfect place for your next special event. Enjoy one of our intimate patios for smaller groups, or take over the entire restaurant for groups of up to 150. Nibble on passed tapas while you and your guests watch our chef cook your paella over an open flame. Let us provide flamenco dancers or music to complete your Spanish-themed evening. Click the link for a virtual tour and map of our charming location.

events menu

Email us at info@sevilletapas.com, or call the number below to inquire.

650.703.5838



visit

seville tapas restaurant in half moon bay, ca

Princeton-by-the-Sea

Just 30 minutes from San Francisco and 10 minutes from Half Moon Bay, Princeton Harbor, whose streets are named after famous colleges, was built in 1908 to serve the tourists who rode the Ocean Shore railroad from the city to explore our beaches.

Once the haunt of both rumrunners and the Prohibition Agents tracking them, it is now home to one of the largest fishing fleets in Northern California, and fresh fish, crab, salmon and squid are available to purchase right from the boats. There are also charters for whale watching or fishing, a public fishing pier, kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals, and a marina protected by a beautiful rock breakwater.

Map
450 Capistrano Road
Princeton-by-the-Sea
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
650.563.4181
eat@sevilletapas.com

© 2017 Seville Tapas. All rights reserved.
Princeton Harbor photo courtesy of Dan Ambrosi, danoramas.com