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MM 80 Overseas Highway, MM 81, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-664-3999
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11:30 am - 9:00 am
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Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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    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
Authentic paella

this is the best restaurant in Islamadora without doubt.the paella was as good as anything you get in Spain and the cervice was so fresh it almost swam off the plate and the've got ice cold Alberino wine from spain. the perfect evening.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
david472015
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

this is the best restaurant in Islamadora without doubt.the paella was as good as anything you get in Spain and the cervice was so fresh it almost swam off the plate and the've got ice cold Alberino wine from spain. the perfect evening.

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

Authentic!!!! Thank you!!! Chef Jose takes pride in every dish he creates from his homeland of Spain...Thank you for such a nice review and sharing your experience.. More 

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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you love to eat amazing, authentic delicacies, look no further! This boutique, gastronomic pearl is just waiting for you to discover! The ambience is quaint; service is impeccable! The ceviche was divine...fresh and generous! The conch cakes (fritters)were served over fresh arugula and red peppers... lightest fried food ever! The chorizo and fingerling potatoes were served with a fried... More 

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

well you both were a treat!!! We are happy and proud when guest enjoy our place and take the time to post a very nice review....BUT... In your case i can't remember when someone oooooed in awe over every single morsel...you were so much fun and we had the biggest PROUD smile all night after the compliments were rolling and... More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Knowing that we'd be on The Keys for a few days eating a LOT of fresh seafood, we wanted a change of pace. WE GOT IT! I'll write in English.I too have spent considerable time in Espana, so I feel qualified to pass judgement. Four of us wandered thru the menu, accompanied by a simple Verdejo. We had the mixed... More 

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review...and for trying some of our newest dishes as in the Leeks and poussin Rouge aka saffron fowl...it was fun having you explore the different tastes and give us a little feed back so appreciated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This review is a little late in coming. We ate here in mid-May ('15) and it was absolutely the highlight of our trip. We travel to Spain often and are used to the many michelin starred restaurants there as well as the excellent pinxto bars. Spanish Gardens delivers the same quality cuisine with amazing flavor and presentation. The service was... More 

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

I'm so thrilled you found us and enjoyed your visit to our little taste of Spain in the Keys!! Thank you taking the time to share your experience !! So look forward to you visiting us again More 

baltimore, maryland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We first stumbed onto this tiny treasure when they hosted a fundraiser for an animal charity...and we've been glad ever since! There are only around 10-tables so you really get intimate, friendly service including a visit from the chef. The walls are adorned with gorgeous Keys artwork. Best of all is the amazing food! I've spent a bit of time... More 

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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

Amazing review!! thank you for coming and being repeat guests at Spanish Gardens Cafe we so appreciate when guests enjoy what we do and pass it forward More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank you for enjoying dinner at Spanish Gardens cafe and taking the time to let others know about us More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

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Additional Information about Spanish Gardens

Address: MM 80 Overseas Highway, MM 81, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone Number: +1 305-664-3999
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
Open Hours:
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
Cuisine: Spanish

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

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
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 am

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