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MM 80 Overseas Highway, MM 81, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-664-3999
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: We use Imported ingredients and the freshest seafood and produce..We put...
We use Imported ingredients and the freshest seafood and produce..We put alot of care and love in our authentic dishes and we enjoy our guests...Spanish wines and Homemade Sangria add a nice touch with a romantic artsy backdrop. So come in and enjoy our Tapas!
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A GEM!!

This place was incredible. We got the Garlic Gulf Shrimp, Beef Tenderloins and Fresh Fish. Every part of the meal was delicious, even the bread and garlic brought to the table.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
David198343b
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This place was incredible. We got the Garlic Gulf Shrimp, Beef Tenderloins and Fresh Fish. Every part of the meal was delicious, even the bread and garlic brought to the table.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My husband and I visited Spanish Gardens as we had tried to last year but it was closed. The reviews all looked great so we gave it a try. We had a reservation and when we arrived we had to wait whilst others (people which were known to the restaurant) were served ahead of us. When we did get served... More 

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

HMMMMM! very confused on this review...Thank you for trying to come back in after a year...yes we understand that our Tapas are larger portions..we tried the traditional way when we started 9 years ago before anyone here knew what a Tapa was..now everyone is in TAPA mode..sorry you felt hurried even though you were here for over 1 1/2 hrs... More 

Fort Myers
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Delicious! A must on the island! We enjoyed the Paella for two. It was amazing and huge! Great assortment of seafood. We had to take half of it home. Can't wait to enjoy the leftovers!

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

Glad you enjoy the Paella for 2 such a traditional delight...How were the leftovers?? Look forward to your next visit More 

Cleveland, Ohio
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My husband, sister and I dined at Spanish Gardens on April 2, and everything was perfect! The service was outstanding - our waiter was friendly, funny and helpful with the menu selection. My sister and I shared the paella and my husband had the chorizo with fingerling potatoes for our entrees and for pinchos, we started with the ceviche, which... More 

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

YES!!! Look for the BULL great slogan to gain recognition..I'm glad you were able to find us and enjoy a great dinner and time with us...look forward to a returning visit More 

Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is the second time we've been here. We've had the seafood paella, shrimp cooked in a terracotta pot, mussels and key lime pie. All were fantastic!!!! The sauce the shrimp is cooked in is soo good that we overate our fair share of bread(sorry), couldn't leave any to waste!!! The key lime pie is served with warm meringue, yum!... More 

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

I remember your family well and it's so great to have your teenagers enjoy everything as well...thank you for sharing and enjoying a traditional Spanish evening with us...and a special thank you for a wonderful review More 

Hereford
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The food remains excellent, but the service is verging on rude! There was no coke, fanta etc and you felt you'd committed a crime for even asking for a diet coke for your daughters! Our friend, who is a local, asked for there home made lemonade "as it is very good" and received a mini lecture on how she should... More 

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

we look forward every year to your visit....Sorry you feel as if there was a little misunderstanding over the drinks...look forward to seeing you next year...Thank you for enjoying your dinner!! More 

Ridgewood, New Jersey
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I brought my mom here for a special dinner. I had very fond memories of my least meal here. The hostess was hesitant about seating, since I hadn't made a reservation and I had a party of five, but the table she arranged was perfect, and other tables stayed empty the whole time we were there, so I'm not sure... More 

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

thank you for returning and introducing your Mother to Spanish Gardens Cafe...yes our seating is limited so at times reservations seem silly but with only 8 tables and an average dining of 2 hours we have to be a little creative...Thank you for coming back and hope to see you and your beautiful family again! More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Everything about Spanish Gardens is great. The owners are great. A fun cozy place to eat. And every year we have the paella. It is to die for!!! Tell Linda susie and Howard sent you there!!

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

Gracias!!! Susan and Howard for this upbeat review on enjoying a night at Spanish Gardens and letting other guests about our traditional dish the Seafood Paella....ole' and see you both again besos Lynny and chef Jose More 

Islamorada, Florida
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

authentic Spanish food ( don't be confused with Cuban, like that, too) Lots' of good places to eat in Islamorada, don't miss this one

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

It's extra special to see a local guest enjoying our cuisine and pass the word along..Thank you so much!! More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Absolutely fantastic dinner! My wife and I shared a Spanish Mix Salad, pan seared halibut, and fresh green beans. The portions were so generous it could have fed 4 people. For dessert my wife had Key Lime Pie with a baked meringue topping and I had the Artisan Dessert consisting of a Grand Mariner' filling topped with dark chocolate and... More 

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

Exceptional review!! Thank you for dining with us and enjoying your experience More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: MM 80 Overseas Highway, MM 81, Islamorada, FL 33036
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
  • Phone Number: +1 305-664-3999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

We use Imported ingredients and the freshest seafood and produce..We put alot of care and love in our authentic dishes and we enjoy our guests...Spanish wines and Homemade Sangria add a nice touch with a romantic artsy backdrop. So come in and enjoy our Tapas!
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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?