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Cafe Sevilla of San Diego

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353 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6909 (Market St.)
+1 619-233-5979
Today
11:00 - 01:30
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Mon 11:30 - 01:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 01:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 01:30
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Fremont, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The prix fixe dinner for two was a great deal @ $49. We added an order of the short rib flatbread (if you like cheese and short ribs this is for you!). Too much food - we couldn't finish the paella. The sausage tapa was wonderful and the meatballs had a very intensely flavored sauce we couldn't stop eating. Only... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Reminded us of our trip to Spain. Good menu, great atmosphere, and friendly service. We had such a good time that on our next trip back to San Diego this is going to be one of first places to eat at - invited friends!! It is located in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, a very busy tourist and night... More 

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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went as a group of 5. Tapas style. All the food was well made. Ambience was really good - and really enhanced the experience our get together. Also had the Spanish ham - where eye chef ceremoniously cut slices of the leg at our table and explained the nuances of taste. The check was well travelled and very conversant with... More 

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memphis, tn
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to dinner here with 4 colleagues from work while on a business trip. We all ordered different things, and everything we had was delicious. I like tapas because you get to have a smallish amount of many different things, but it does get expensive. As a bonus, while we were there, a band set-up and started playing some... More 

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hollyfoxenwells, Manager at Cafe Sevilla of San Diego, responded to this review

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 again and we hope to see you at the restaurant again sometime soon! HOLLY |... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Menu has something for everybody, food was delicious and service was great. This is a fun place to go with a group, enjoy some good music and share amazing food.

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Chandler, Arizona
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199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife & I were seated quickly for lunch. We had the wild mushroom empanada, I had the the beef; we also split a potato croquette tapa. All were just average, Service was good, place was almost empty. Basically bottled beer, limited drafts. Interior is faux spanish and a bit dark. Pricey for what you are getting, $40+ for 3 tapas... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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101 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for dinner with my coworkers. The vibe overall is definitely cool. Food is pretty good but I do think the service could've been a bit better.

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Alameda, California
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long day on Mission Bay we headed over to Cafe Sevilla for an endless supply of tapas and they didn't disappoint. We ordered up 4 or 5 plates and we kept them coming one or two at a time. That way everything is hot and fresh. Every dish a winner.

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Thank mwbudd
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was great. We enjoyed the terrace outside and went inside when the sun went down. Food was good, we had ceviche, bread, lamb skewer and Brussels sprouts as well as a few drinks. For dessert we had cheese and a custard fritter cake which was not amazing. I still found the prices a bit high for what you get.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the Gaslamp district, this Spanish Tapas place is a gem! It's got a great bar and plenty of seating. We waited about 15 min to get a table on a Saturday night and were treated to a fabulous meal. After ordering drinks the chef came over to tell us about some specials they had that night and convinced... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:30
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:30
Thursday
11:30 - 01:30
Friday
11:30 - 01:30
Saturday
11:00 - 01:30
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
Description
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 and 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 and savory meat dishes. We also feature a large variety of Spanish wines and refreshing sangrias. Cafe Sevilla is proud to offer: -Lunch, Brunch and Dinner -Live Entertainment 7 Nights a Week -Salsa Dance Classes Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday -Flamenco Dinner Shows Every Friday & Saturday Night -Late Night Dining on Friday and Saturday Nights -9 Course Tapas Brunch Featuring $10 Endless Champagne on Saturdays & Sundays -Enjoy Social Hour specials 7 days a week! Join us Sunday-Friday 2:30pm-6:30pm and Saturday 2:30pm-5pm for Spanish tapas bites for only $3 each. Plus, you can enjoy $3 off items $11 and under and $5 off items $12 and over on our entire food and beverage menu. -Locals can join the "Sevilla e-Club" and benefit from special menu tastings, preview events, weekly deals and more! Learn more by visiting our website. Membership is FREE! Cafe Sevilla has something for everyone! Ole!

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