San Marco Santa Cruz Restaurant

Italian restaurant in the center of Seville.

Arab baths
XII century

San Marco Santa Cruz is an Italian restaurant located in a preserved and ancient Arabic bath from the 12th century. Our cuisine is Mediterranean, based on local ingredients to guarantee an inspiring and unmistakable traditional flavor.

Italian Mediterranean Cuisine

Wide variety of home-made dishes with vegetarian and celiac options.


Located in the heart of the Sevillian Jewish quarter of the Santa Cruz neighborhood, next to the Giralda.


We make all our desserts in an artisanal, hand-made way by following traditional recipes.

Ferran Adrià, the most influential chef in modern gastronomy.

"When I finished my military service I went to work for three months in Seville, at the San Marco restaurant."

Did you know that the best chef in the world worked in our kitchen?

"They called me to go to work in April, and there I went." From Seville he began his march towards the town of Rosas (Girona), where the building that houses the El Bulli facilities crowns the Montjoi cove. In this location located in the Cap de Creus natural park, the chef began his transoceanic journey. Together with his brother, Albert Fermí Puig in his restaurant GTRES Adrià, he carved out a niche for himself in the kitchen-school in 1984 until he became a master and golden chef. 

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History of our venue

Arab baths from the 12th century in Mudejar style. It is worth highlighting the starry windows of the vault, also known as Madawis. These baths had a religious purpose, in which Muslims purified themselves (washed) before the prayer that took place in the current Cathedral of Seville. 

The Catholic Monarchs, after establishing trade routes with America and with the intention of attracting new markets, converted the Baths into taverns to accommodate the Mudejars/Moors who would pass through Seville for commercial purposes. That is why the street where the restaurant is located is called "Calle Mesón del Moro."

The building passes into the hands of the Church, characterized by its discomfort and the coexistence of guests with animals.

The bathrooms become part of the transportation industry, functioning as horse stables and carriage warehouses. It is the millstones on the exterior façade that provide this information; in addition to protecting the walls of the building during the indicated time.

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Chronological axis

San Marco


SM Ceuta

First San Marco restaurant in history



SM Crib

Palace complex from the 17th-13th centuries



SM Betis

Typical Sevillian house on the mythical Betis street in the Triana neighborhood



SM Santa Cruz

Arab baths from the 12th century with different rooms and environments



SM Pedro de Castro

Located in front of the Plaza de España



SM Santo Domingo

Located in Nervión, neoclassical design salons



SM Aljarafe

Located in Mairena del Aljarafe, large terrace

Different environments

San Marco Santa Cruz


It represents the transition from Mudejar architecture to the French style.


Shapes and colors that contrast with the other styles present in the venue.


The highest room of the restaurant is named after the Sevillian monument.

TripAdvisor Reviews

Last Saturday I had lunch with my boyfriend to celebrate my birthday and we had fantastic service. Despite having the restaurant full, we did not find any delay in our food or lack of attention. Having lunch under some Arab baths makes the experience even greater. The food was exquisite, especially the porcini and duck foie risotto. I highlight the Moorish tea.
Good discovery! Perfect, correct, fast and attentive service. Great food and reasonable prices. The place is very beautiful and a very kind man explained a little about the Arab baths to us. Here are two crazy lovers of the 4 cheese pizza that was delicious! We also ordered ravioli with pesto, they were amazing! We will repeat for sure.
My partner and I went to lunch. The spectacular restaurant, a super cozy and calm atmosphere. We were served by a waitress named Marta. Her treatment was exceptional, an excellent professional and super friendly. We ordered two starters and a pasta dish to share along with two desserts. The service, food and place is spectacular!! Without a doubt, we will repeat!!
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