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Cafe Sevilla of San Diego

353 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6909
+1 619-233-5979
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (310 reviews)
“paella” (151 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (15 reviews)
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Latin, Spanish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
353 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6909
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The tapas, the selection coupled with the service and ambiance makes Cafe Sevilla a must stop for those who enjoy Spanish food. The array of dishes from shrimp to Octopus, to cheeses and ham along with other dishes are unique and savory. The ambiance coupled,...More

Thank JDSoui
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spanish atmosphere. The food was decently good. Live music sounds authentic. Noisy place though. Don't expect to be able to carry a conversation with your neighbors.More

Thank martineextermann
hollyfoxenwells, Manager at Cafe Sevilla of San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us! Your review is important to us in making sure that we are delivering a great dining experience for our guests. I will pass along your positive sentiments to the team and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered four different dishes. All of them were shared between two of us. We added the bread pudding for dessert, it was the best I have ever had. It was my first time having tapas , the four small plates and the dessert was enough...More

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hollyfoxenwells, Manager at Cafe Sevilla of San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us! Your review is important to us in making sure that we are delivering a great dining experience for our guests. I will pass along your positive sentiments to the team! Thanks...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eat, drink and be merry. No truer words could describe an evening at Cafe Sevilla. The atmosphere is fun and energetic, the food is wonderful, the service is attentive and people are dancing and having fun! There is live music, and Flamenco dancing shows as...More

Thank jimmyapollo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place. Great food for reasonable money, great atmosphere and people. Had the 5 course meal Travel Through Spain which is for two people and it included a $20 discount on a bottle of wine, great deal!!! Service was personal and very friendly,...More

Thank Britta K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love Spanish food and this restaurant just made it for me. First we had a wonderful hostess who made us feel special and she took care of the exact table we wanted. Then a beer selection that was great and we got a local...More

Thank MoabQueen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently went to Cafe Sevilla and had a lovely evening. The tapas we had were as good as the ones we had in Spain And the Paella was delicious. The atmosphere is fun as well and service is fast and efficient....More

Thank europeupclose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service and food were adequate, although not great. The portions are small, what is expected in a tapas restaurant. The waitress was always attentive and the atmosphere was always pleasant. I recommend it if you want to try something different.If they are very hungry, I...More

Thank LizEAPP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked by here as I explored the gaslight district. Food , service and drink were good- I only took issue with the advertising of everything being 50% off during happy hour which was not reflected in the bill (it was a different discount that was...More

Thank jpsunshine99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

"Welcome to Spain" said our server as our large group sat down to enjoy our annual dinner in a new city. And enjoy we did, foregoing the tapas and ordering several different paellas that we eagerly tasted and shared. The upstairs seating was wonderful and...More

Thank Brian G
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Questions & Answers
Sarah B
December 7, 2016|
Response from EmmaH965 | Reviewed this property |
Best tapas! Good food and excellent service. Highly recommended!
August 10, 2016|
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Response from TravelerSpeaks | Reviewed this property |
No blow dryers. No rooms.
Daniel M
May 2, 2015|
Response from jo Anne W |
No parking at restaurant, but public parking is available at nearby garages. Hotel day rate is $46/d, but don't know hourly rate. There is some street parking, but I don't know the details about times and cost.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 353 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6909
    (Market St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-233-5979
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Cafe Sevilla has been dedicated to providing the true essence of Spanish culture, music and cuisine since 1987. Located in the heart of downtown San Diego in the Gaslamp district, Cafe Sevilla is proud to offer the most authentic Spanish ambiance in their tapas bar, restaurant & nightclub. Café Sevilla specializes in Spanish tapas or small plates, which are great for a sharable dining experience. Menu offerings include a variety of tapas to include ceviche, empanadas, calamari, Spanish meatballs, stuffed dates, patatas bravas and tortilla Espanola. Main dishes include a variety of paellas, fresh seafood & savory meat dishes. We also feature a large variety of Spanish wines & refreshing sangrias. -Live Music in the Tapas Bar 7 Nights a Week -Salsa Dance Classes Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday -Flamenco Dinner Shows Every FridaySaturday Night -Late Night Dining on Friday/Saturday Nights -Sunday Brunch Featuring $10 Bottomless Mimosas -Happy Hour Specials 7 Days a Week
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