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Spanish Gardens

MM 80 Overseas Highway, MM 81, Islamorada, FL 33036
(305) 664-3999
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Ranked #7 of 84 Restaurants in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

Kennett Square, PA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

From the outside appearance, this small restaurant does not look impressive but the food will not disappoint! This has been one of our favorites for a few years. The paella is a fabulous dish and can also be ordered for a large group if you are renting a house in the area. The portions are large and the service is... More

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

thank you for the wonderful review and for visiting our Spanish Cafe! Look forward to your next visit More

Larkspur, California, United States
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We accidentally arrived in Islamorada during Lobster Week - so lots of traffic. But one benefit was having the Spanish Gardens restaurant all to ourselves - evidently everyone else on the island was getting ready to go lobstering. There were four of us in this birthday celebration. We shared all the plates. We started with the goat cheese and giant... More

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us here for a Birthday celebration and the great review1 Look forward to your Birthday next year More

New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

You wouldn't notice it otherwise, but a small Spanish flag with the typical bull silhouette by the side of the road shows where to find this little gem. The food is excellent, the cozy ambiance is great. Most importantly, the dishes are typical of Spain yet with a local twist. Definitively recommend the Key Lime Pie. If you're in a... More

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

I just love how you said we were a traditional Spanish place with a twist!! Thank you for such kind words and we so enjoyed your visit...I really like when guests come from NY and enjoy our cuisine I get a big smile since I know the rest. you have in the city are amazing! More

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It is really tough to get me inside on a warm weather vacation, but it was worth it for this paella. I was pleased to find that it is truly a seafood paella (no chorizo) as I am a pescatarian. The wide variety of seafood was all cooked perfectly. The wait for the paella is a great time to admire... More

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

I see that you visited us awhile ago but still remembered your dining experience with us..thank you for the great review of our traditional Paella...and of course our Homemade Sangria we hope you visit us again More

Salt Lake City, Utah
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We ate here twice; once in the restaurant and then a second time we called for takeout after a day of kayaking at Curry Hammock State Park. Fantastic service, high quality produce and delicious spices. A decent wine list, more by the bottle than by the glass. Good for families and couples alike, only 8 tables so I would call... More

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

WOW!! What a wonderful compliment to us that you returned the next day for lunch..so glad you had a great vacation and you were pleased with our cuisine..thank you for sharing and hope you return again More

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed at the pines & palms resort & they deliver take out to our resort. Since we have a 9 month old, we usually were hungry for lunch around nap time. So it's great to have places that deliver! My husband & I both had sandwiches off the lunch menu that came with house side salad! I had the... More

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review even though it was a delivery! yes we have a special relationship with Pines and Palms to do lunches since they are so very close to us and I'm thrilled you enjoyed your sandwiches while hanging out by the beach for nap time More

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