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Cafe Sevilla

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Tapas, Spanish
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3252 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92507 (University)
Express Catering Services available. Please contact Linda Larrauri at 858-860-0382 ext. 101 for more details.
19517780611
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11:30 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:30 am
Mon 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Cafe Sevilla has been dedicated to providing the true essence of Spanish...
Cafe Sevilla has been dedicated to providing the true essence of Spanish culture, music and cuisine since 1987. Located in the heart of downtown Riverside, Cafe Sevilla is proud to offer the most authentic Spanish ambiance in their tapas bar, restaurant and nightclub. Cafe Sevilla also features live entertainment, salsa dance classes an exciting Flamenco Dinner show every Saturday night! Cafe Sevilla has something for everyone! Ole! 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 offers live entertainment in the tapas bar, salsa dance classes, lunch offerings, a killer happy hour, late night dining until 1:30am on Friday and Saturday nights and a Flamenco Dinner Show every Saturday night at 7pm.
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    Very good
  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Faux Tapas

This is NOT a Jose Andres kind of place. It does not do Tapas like you find in Madrid. What it does do is sort of tweak the favorites to reflect a Riverside kind of taste-whatever that is. However, the ingredients are fresh, care is taken with preparation, and the ambience is pretty decent. Waiter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Robert B
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Riverside, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Upland, California, United States
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272 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Riverside is lucky to have one incarnation of Sevilla. Great food, great presentation, superb variety. And attentive, friendly and helpful wait staff. Watch out for the garlic. The chef doesn't mess around. The aioli with the very nice olive bread was spectacular. Many other interesting libations available. Tried the flight of four VERY different sangrias. OK! Tonight featured several items... More 

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Riverside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is NOT a Jose Andres kind of place. It does not do Tapas like you find in Madrid. What it does do is sort of tweak the favorites to reflect a Riverside kind of taste-whatever that is. However, the ingredients are fresh, care is taken with preparation, and the ambience is pretty decent. Waiter we had was just OK,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our favorites the Iberian free range pig (sliced thin and served with thoroughly toasted bread pieces). The short ribs - to die for, if we only had one thing on our next visit it would be this. And the Moorish flavored chicken - very tender and flavorful. The only thing we would have wished for was some more vegetable choices.... More 

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Banning, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Using our Groupon offer, the Saturday night weekly Cafe Sevilla Flamenco dinner show turned out authentically to be what we missed when we visited real Seville, Spain two years ago, but had enjoyed 10 years before on another visit! Given a choice of two dinner entrees, My husband chose the Paella Valenciana and I had a duet of grilled salmon... More 

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Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I haven't been here is a few years and I don't know why... the food here is really good and the server was very friendly and helpful with the menu. We ordered my favorite which was the madjool dates stuffed with blue cheese and wrapped with bacon... so good! Also ordered the diver scallops with a saffron sauce, chorizo empanadas... More 

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rocklin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Some business associates and I enjoyed an amazing tapas experience the other night. We were in time for happy hour, so the check was inexpensive. We each ordered and shared, ranging from - succulent chicken, delicious bacon wrapped dates, a fluffy and tasty Roja Vieja, melt in your mouth short ribs, shrimp and beef Birchers, and a flavorful butter salad... More 

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Highland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We enjoyed the food but service was really slow. We might try this place again. There was a lot of suggestions for tapas on the menu, but it took so LNG for the food to be brought out to us.

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Greenwich, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We were only going to have appetizers, but they were so good we ordered dinners to share too. Five of us shared eight wonderful different appetizers to indulge in a tapas dinner. So good we went on and shared two entrees and three desserts to complete our shared meal. I would have given them five stars if it hadn't been... More 

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We wanted to sit upstairs in the tapas bar so I made reservations because there are very few tables and they fill up fast. I definitely recommend reservations. There was a little band playing traditional music from Spain and people got up to dance. We got an offer of yelp and did a check in and received a free sampler... More 

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California
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105 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We came here for the first time last night and had dinner in the main dining room (it's a pre-set menu if you want do have dinner at the Flamenco show, so we skipped that since we wanted to order our own items). We tried the white sangria and house (red) sangria and both were fantastic - with hints of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3252 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92507
    (University)
  • Public Transportation: Express Catering Services available. Please contact Linda Larrauri at 858-860-0382 ext. 101 for more details.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: 19517780611

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Tapas, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene

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 Riverside, Cafe Sevilla is proud to offer the most authentic Spanish ambiance in their tapas bar, restaurant and nightclub. Cafe Sevilla also features live entertainment, salsa dance classes an exciting Flamenco Dinner show every Saturday night! Cafe Sevilla has something for everyone! Ole! 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 offers live entertainment in the tapas bar, salsa dance classes, lunch offerings, a killer happy hour, late night dining until 1:30am on Friday and Saturday nights and a Flamenco Dinner Show every Saturday night at 7pm.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:30 am
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:30 am

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