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Cafe Gibraltar

171 7TH, Moss Beach, CA 94038
(650) 728-9030
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Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Moss Beach
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 13, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

this is one of those restaurants who will not seat you at a table without a reservation even when the restaurant is only one third full. My wife and I arrived at about 6PM on a Thursday night. There were very few diners but they only would seat us at the bar. We asked when we could get a reservation... More

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Half Moon Bay, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Can be great with friends or for an intimate romantic dinner (choose the booth).Great choices for fresh seafood, vegetarian, teak, or lamb specials. Their sampler platter is a good appetizer choice. Save room for the creme brule or tangerine sorbet. All fresh local ingredients. Can be busy on weekends. Only open for dinner. Mid week is very pleasantly quiet, food... More

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San Francisco
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167 reviews 167 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Cafe Gibraltar is just a short 10 minute drive up the coast from Half Moon Bay. A little hard to find, so use your GPS. The food is a bit eclectic, but mostly middle eastern, but the quality!! Every dish we had was outstanding and fresh, the taste combinations stimulating, the preparation excellent. It is considered the finest restaurant on... More

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Moss Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant on the coast. The delicious crudos are whatever fish is the most fresh, combined with subtle herbs and spices, every entree is distinctive and the desserts are worth saving space for.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Celebrated a birthday and wow, incredibly good dishes....all of em. Try the eggplant ..... you will be surprised at how satisfying and delicious it is.

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afrikanmusikana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We had a great dinner at Cafe Gibraltar. We got to sit at one of the Moroccan style tables. For our meal we ordered the Accara (black eyed peas fritters), which were fried and a little dense and not really what I was expecting, the artichoke soup, which was good, and my husband had the Crudo, which he enjoyed. For... More

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Ben Lomond, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We had a great wait staff, very attentive, but not over board. I was disappointed by the portion size compared to the price.

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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

The food here is really inventive, the chef is truly gifted. The service is not up to par with the food, and it can be drafty inside. Go hungry, go for the food. You will be pleased!

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Half Moon Bay, California
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248 reviews 248 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

I am a Coastsider and Cafe Gibralter is one of my favorite restaurants. There have been rumors that the owners are going to close and sell-out for years, but they just keep on going. This is a Mediterranean restaurant, and quite frankly you never know what they will have on the menu. There are some booths where you can sit... More

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Half Moon Bay, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We go to Cafe Gibralter when we have out of town guest, or for a special date night. We always enjoy our meal. Delicious food, great service.

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