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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 79 restaurants in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $35
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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Boston MA
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109 reviews 109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We visit Spain often and found the food here quite authentic and really delicious. Don't be put off by the fact that it's in a strip mall; it's wonderful inside.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Whenever I try to lure my husband to visit the Keys, all I have to say is, "Dinner at Spanish Gardens," and he's ready to book a plane ticket. We're a huge fan of The Garden's chorizo dish, yellow tail and their intoxicatingly delicious salads. And the Key Lime pie with a mountain of meringue? Love. We're huge fans. Can... More

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Vonore, Tennessee
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92 reviews 92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Bottomline, the service was poor, and the food was too oily. More importantly the hostess/waitress didn't seem to take my peanut allergy very seriously. We definitely won't return. We had a reservation, but arrived a little early so we stood in the corner and waited. It's a small place, ~8 tables, and 4 spots at the bar. A party of... More

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Orange County, CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Wonderful little place. I have eaten here many time and there isn't one thing on the menu I didn't like. If you're with a group and have time I suggest the seafood paella or if you're not into seafood the beef medallions.

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Islamorada, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The atmosphere is cozy and relaxing, Bernardo is charming, and the food is perfect seasoned. Authentic Spanish food right in Islamorada! It's our favorite restaurant in Islamorada.

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying the Cafe and for the very nice review see you again! More

Boston
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

You would miss it if you blinked driving down Route 1, but this small restaurant tucked in a strip mall type setup is worth looking for. Our server (we sat at the bar) was very eclectic and a lot of fun. Attentive...seemed to know everyone. Got the impression this is a place a lot of locals go to. The meat... More

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

Ah Yes!! I remember you, you were a big yourself with my customers!! Thank you so much for enjoying your dinner and fun service such a nice review!! More

Boyertown, PA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My husband and I decided to try this place since it was so highly recommended. We were not disappointed. Our waiter was Bernardo and he was extremely helpful, as we had never eaten authentic Spanish food before. We ordered the sangria, even though I was hesitant since I usually drink only dry wines. I was so glad I did! It... More

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review of your visit to Spanish Gardens so glad you enjoyed your experience with us Look forward to your next visit More

Union, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I grew up in NJ on Spanish food , an uncle owned the Spanish Tavern in Newark . This place is great " a little pricy " but great . I've been there 3 times once on each visit to the Keys while visiting my son . The names are a little different from up north but the staff &... More

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for the review I think its great your family also had a Spanish rest. Sorry we seem pricey but we do get our products fresh and or Imported sooo!! But how about those portions? Look forward to you visiting again we so enjoyed it! More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

If you're looking for an authentic Spanish cuisine, look no further than Spanish Gardens. It's a hidden gem. The food is so fresh and prepared prefectly. Make sure you try the sangria.

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

Oh thank you so much for taking the time out to let people about our little place!! Thank you Thank you! More

Michigan Center, Michigan
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Walked in for dinner and were immediately asked if we had reservations even though half the restaurant was empty (only two of us). Ok- no problem. It was like we were not invited if no reservations. So couple minutes go by- OK would you like to eat at the bar? We were completely ok with this. Believe the hostess was... More

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

Oh Boy!! Snarky!! So sorry!! Not too familiar with a review like this but everyone has their day and thank you so much for bringing it to my attention!! it does get a little stressful trying to please everyone during the height of season and highly stressful to seat everyone in our small rest of 25 seats and only 7... More

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