our story

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450 Capistrano Road*
Half Moon Bay, California
Sunday — Thursday
11 am – 9 pm
Friday — Saturday
11 am – 10 pm


Parking behind the restaurant


Happy Hour Weeknights (except Tuesday), 3 – 5 pm.

Sundays Enjoy a glass of sangria and watch us make paella (weather permitting!). We start cooking at 11 am and we are ready to dig in at 1 pm. We’ll offer a variety of combinations, such as local organic vegetables, chorizo and fresh local seafood, each week. Follow us on facebook or twitter to see the combinations.

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.


Romesco (ro-mess-ko) A traditional dressing and sauce made with fire roasted peppers, garlic, marcona almonds, olive oil and sherry vinegar.

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.

Fuet, Salchicho Spanish-style Salami

EVOO Extra-Virgin Olive Oil. We only use Spanish of course!

*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—Mini Sandwiches

The following are served on freshly baked mini-baguettes 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.

Simple Pepitos$3.00 each

  1. Manchego cheese
  2. Serrano ham with EVOO
  3. Spanish chorizo
  4. Smoked salmon
  5. Marinated grilled peppers, spring greens and tomato
    • Specialty Pepitos$4.00 each
  6. Tortilla Española with alioli
  7. Manchego cheese with five-pepper jam
  8. Spanish Serrano ham with Manchego cheese and EVOO
  9. Spanish Serrano ham with spring greens, tomato and EVOO
  10. Spanish chorizo with brie cheese
  11. Spanish chorizo with Manchego cheese
  12. Paté with five-pepper jam
  13. Smoked salmon with cream cheese
  14. Smoked salmon with spring greens, tomato and alioli
  15. Smoked salmon with brie cheese
  16. Smoked salmon with capers, Spanish onion and EVOO
  17. Goat cheese with five-pepper Jam
  18. Goat cheese with tapenade
  19. Grilled chicken with tapenade
  20. Grilled chicken with Manchego cheese
  21. Grilled chicken with brie
  22. Grilled chicken with marinated grilled peppers
  23. Artichoke hearts, marinated grilled peppers and spring greens
    • Gourmet Pepitos$5.00 each
  24. Spanish Serrano ham, grilled chicken, and grilled peppers
  25. Spanish Serrano ham, Tortilla Española, and grilled peppers
  26. HLT—Spanish Serrano ham, spring greens and tomato with romesco*
  27. Crab with spring greens and alioli
  28. Tres Quesos—brie, Manchego and goat cheese with five-pepper jam
  29. Jamón Iberico de bellota
    • Sweet Pepitos$4.50 each
  30. Peanut butter and raspberry jam (both organic)
  31. Nutella with peanut butter
  32. Nutella with raspberry jam
  33. Cream cheese and raspberry jam
  34. Cream cheese and membrillo (quince paste)


Create your own Pepito.

Add a spread, sauce, or veggies 50¢ each
Add a meat (chicken, chorizo, jamón serrano etc,), seafood (crab, salmon etc.), or any cheese $1.00 each

Sample Platters

Five Pepitos—great for sharing! Choose from ours or create your own.

Vegetarian $19.00

1.Manchego cheese with romesco* 2. Tortilla Española with tomato and alioli 3. Goat cheese with five-pepper jam 4. Brie with marinated grilled peppers 5. Tapenade with artichoke hearts

Cheese Lovers $20.00

1. Manchego cheese with romesco* 2. Cream cheese with smoked salmon 3. Goat cheese with five-pepper jam 4. Chorizo with brie 5. Drunken goat cheese with grilled peppers

Mediterranean Delight $29.00

1. Crab with alioli, smoked paprika and spring greens 2. Smoked salmon with capers, Spanish onion and EVOO 3. Manchego cheese with tomato, spring greens and alioli 4. Grilled chicken, tapenade and artichoke hearts 5. Jamón Serrano, romesco* and Tortilla Española.


See our specials board for selection and prices.


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

Tea and brewed coffee

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


Traditional red wine with fruit and juices. Prices by glass / carafe.$7.00 / $12.00


Draft or bottle


Spanish house red, white, or rosé

Sparkling wine

We also have an extensive list of wines by the bottle.


Please check our specials board for other desserts.

Flan $3.50

With whipped cream

Tarta de Santiago *$4.25 / $28.00

Flourless almond torte. Gluten- and dairy-free. Price by the slice or 9" 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, dulce de leche, or caramel sauce 50¢ each
Extra scoop of ice cream $1.50 each

Sweet Pepitos $4.50 each

see list above

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!

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 our suggested event menus.


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



seville tapas restaurant in half moon bay, ca


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.

450 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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Princeton Harbor photo courtesy of Dan Ambrosi, danoramas.com