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Spanish Gardens

MM 80 Overseas Highway, MM 81, Islamorada, FL 33036
(305) 664-3999
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Ranked #5 of 82 Restaurants in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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!
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Excellent clean perfect flavors. Perfectly prepared seafood. Small restaurant with extremely friendly staff. Make reservations.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had just two entrees and a glass of wine and a glass of lemonade (they don't sell soda) and the bill was 74.00 without the tip. I like the food but thought it was a bit to expensive. Our server was attention and very charming and enjoyed the flavorful food but probably won't go back again.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Great food ... All the food was amazing. Ingredients were fresh and combination of flavors perfect. We thought the price for the quality was okay also. Left totally full and content. When we return we will be back !

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Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We've had the privilege of visiting Islamorada annually for 22 years. We come here for many reasons, but not necessarily the food. Often one sees the same fish cooked in the same uninspired manner at the various restaurants. We read about Spanish Gardens on Trip Advisor before our recent trip. Tonight my wife, daughter and I dined there. It was,... More 

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Epping, New Hampshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The food was excellent. Lots of options including vegetarian selections with FRESH vegetables! The service was incredible as well. Definitely the food highlight of our trip. Definitely worth the visit for dinner if in the area.

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Islamorada, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is one of my all time favorite restaurants. You can tell that every dish is made with the freshest ingredients and i love the fact that it's a tapas menu. Small plates to share so can can try many of the wonderful dishes. My favorite is the squid with a sauce made from the squid ink. If you have... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I brought our children for dinner to this small, cozy restaurant. It's location and interior were nothing fancy (which is the only reason I didn't give it a "5 star rating"). It has no Keys-like ambience. However, the food and service were out of this world! The pepper dew stuffed peppers were sweet and delicious. The bean... More 

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

thank you for enjoying your dinner at our cozy Spanish cafe!! yes you are right we do not have a Keysy feeling which i thank you for sharing...we love to be different and cozy and artsy is our flair with our decor and cuisine...but the most important is that you enjoyed the food and service and i think your children... More 

Tavernier, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants in Islamorada. Everything is cooked fresh and served with a flair. We hadn't been back for a while, and we brought a newbie with us and she was amazed. The Pepper Dew peppers stuffed with goat cheese-great, the wooden board with spanish meats and cheeses-great, the white anchovies-great, ceviche-great. This is a must... More 

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

yes the average dining with us is at least 2 hours due to the nature of how we serve each dish one at a time...we are thrilled that you enjoy us...come again soon!! More 

Lake worth fl
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

If you have the pleasure of going to this famous family owned restaurant you must try the Lynny sandwich, it's amazing. The beautiful gallery and famous art work from the paintings down to the dishware are a wonderful touch. The salads are so wonderful and delightful with all fresh ingredients. Oh and let's no forget the bread and oil and... More 

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review!! and for recognizing the authentic Spanish cuisine More 

Fort Myers, Florida, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

From the moment we entered the restaurant we felt welcome. All our questions regarding the menu were answered in detail. We started with an appetizer of jamon, chorizo and manchego cheese which was delicious. A side of olives added to its perfection. We chose the lobster and pink shrimp, Navaro style, and it was heaven. The sauce was so good... More 

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

WOW!!! Out of this world is a great compliment!! Thank you for enjoying yourselves and for taking he time to rave about our cuisine More 

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Additional Information about Spanish Gardens

Address: MM 80 Overseas Highway, MM 81, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone Number: (305) 664-3999
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
Open Hours:
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
Cuisine: Spanish

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