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Cafe Gibraltar

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171 7TH, Moss Beach, CA 94038
(650) 728-9030
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Wonderful Mediterranean restaurant. Flavor, flavor, flavor! I have never had a less-than-memorable meal there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
NorCalfemale
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Northern California
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Northern California
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Wonderful Mediterranean restaurant. Flavor, flavor, flavor! I have never had a less-than-memorable meal there.

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San Francisco
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A lovely restaurant with great food, with wonderful service and decor.. The co-owner/host (Liam) was very personable and truly engaged in our dinner, which was part of an anniversary weekend in Half Moon Bay. We dined in one of four open "booths" with floor seating (on pillows). One of the most relaxing meals I have ever had and resulted in... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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195 reviews 195 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 171 7TH, Moss Beach, CA 94038
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Moss Beach
  • Phone Number: (650) 728-9030
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?