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Cafe del Hidalgo

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35 Hypolita St., Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904-823-1196
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Hours:
Mon 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dropped in for gelato

We strolled around St. Augustine enjoying the sights and stopped in Cafe del Hildago for gelato. The servers were friendly and enthusiastic and were generous with their offers to sample any flavor we wanted to try. As promised, the gelato was amazing and no doubt lives up to its reputation of being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Amy C
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Bay Village, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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197 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bay Village, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We strolled around St. Augustine enjoying the sights and stopped in Cafe del Hildago for gelato. The servers were friendly and enthusiastic and were generous with their offers to sample any flavor we wanted to try. As promised, the gelato was amazing and no doubt lives up to its reputation of being the best in St Augustine.

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Indianapolis
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278 restaurant reviews
343 helpful votes 343 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

St Augustine has a huge amount of good restaurants in an impressive variety of cuisines. This is one of at least 5 spots that sells gelato that I know of and it's the best. Staff is very friendly and will let you sample any flavor you are unfamiliar with. Portions are large and prices in line with others in the... More 

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Minneola, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Staff member providing gelato tastings was very cordial and helpful as I tried to find 3 flavors to combine for my large size gelato order. My double shot of espresso was brewed fresh while I ordered the gelato, and staff brought it to me at the gelato counter. I had the creme carmel, tiramisù, and coffee flavors, which were all... More 

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Senior Reviewer
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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Very friendly staff, small wait time on a busy Valentine's Day weekend, good prices and gelato to die for. Would definitely come back again!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I went 3 times in this place, but it was the last time, because i had bad experience and treatment with the owner Beata. STAY AWAY FROM THERE!!!

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Beata K, Owner at Cafe del Hidalgo, responded to this review

A male customer has purchased a small child size portion of gelato. Due to the blizzard in the North our delivery of small cups was delayed and we were using larger cups filling it up the amount of product purchased. Logically if somebody buys a small amount he is only willing to eat as much. The man that ordered the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We visited 2 times before today, the ice cream was good, but the employee treatment was very bad. Her name is Biata...is the last time to visit that place because of that...

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Beata K, Owner at Cafe del Hidalgo, responded to this review

This is one of three reviews about same matter that occurred in my restaurant. A group of guests purchased extra large portions of gelato for the third time in a day and one of them ordered a small one child size portion much smaller than others. Due to inclement weather in the north we got delayed with the shipment of... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

So many tastes! Very nice ice cream e generous portions of it. And the price is ok . I strongly recommend after lunch or in the afternoon.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We were roaming around St George street with our large and extended family. We decided that we needed some type if desert and/ or coffee. Then we happened upon this Cafe'. They offer free tastings of their Gelato and ice cream. The waffle cones smell amazing. The coffee I ordered was the perfect temp and delicious. Everyone was extremely satisfied... More 

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Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I've only started liking gelato within the past year, and it looks like I've found my ice cream replacement! Cafe del Hidalgo is located on Hypolita Street, which is near St. George Street, so it's perfectly situated if you're walking around downtown St. Augustine. It's a very busy restaurant, and sells not just gelato, but meals, as well. The interior... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I confess, this is not my first visit, this is the place for gelato! Absolutely delightful. The difficult part is deciding what flavor to choose. Thankfully they encourage you to sample any and all you like. Even so it was a tough choice....so I had two! Also try their espresso. This is how coffee is supposed to taste. Truly the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 Hypolita St., Saint Augustine, FL 32084
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 904-823-1196

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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