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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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Today
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: Lunch, Dessert, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Late Night, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
joanelmc
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Greenwich, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Greenwich, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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41 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Over the years I have enjoyed the dinner shows and paella. This time we simply dined on the tapas which were delicious and everyone enjoyed the terrific variety of flavors. The atmosphere reminds me of Sevilla, Spain which I visited a few years ago. Very authentic food and ambiance.

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Riverside, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Cafe Sevilla has been in Riverside for many years. But we hadn't enjoyed Brunch there before. The many choices were a bit of a break from the traditional but with many of the old favorites. They have an awesome carving station with a variety of sauces to compliment the different meats. Great omelets, cheeses, fruit, & the desserts were amazing.... More 

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Riverside, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

So many great foods to try and all wonderful. Omelettes made as you wish before your eyes. Salads and seafood. A wonderful selection well worth the money! Great service too!!

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I have been here several times and have always enjoyed the tapas such as calamares frito, kalamata olive baked bread with aioli and tomato sauce, patata brava, queso fundido, gambas al ajillo, abondigas de jerez and a pitcher of sangria. One day I will try the pealla. The service has always been wonderful and it is cozy to hang out... More 

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Riverside, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Not particularly authentic Spanish food. Patatas bravas should not be smothered in tomato paste. Paella should be cooked with saffron and the rice should have some firmness, not be all mushy. The mark-up of the food is also atrocious: I can make an entire tortilla española for $5 and they charge $20? My Spanish grandmother would be so sad that... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Ate in the upstairs area on a Saturday night. Cozy, dimly lit and just the right noise level. Very attentive service. Ordered a selection of tapas - sea bass, cheese empanadas, sausage paella, and fresh baked bread. They even brought us complimentary meatballs. Everything was delicious. I ordered their special cava sangria and was underwhelmed, and the wine list was... More 

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Chino Hills, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went there for a Christmas Brunch at 4pm. There were 16 of us. We were initially assigned to the second floor area. The elevator was not functioning. Because one of our party was elderly and would have a hard time negotiating the steep stairs, they made arrangements to have us on the first floor quite near the buffet stations. Price... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Sevilla

Address: 3252 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92507
Phone Number: 19517780611
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Tapas, Spanish

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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: Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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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