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Cafe Alcazar

25 Granada St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4380
904-825-9948
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Ranked #33 of 484 restaurants in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $15
Cuisines: Continental
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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English first
Novato CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Restaurant is set in what used to be the largest indoor swimming pool. They did a great job in setting the ambiance. Surrounded by small antique shops. Lunch only. Opens for dinner monthly during the art walk. Staff was attentive but not over done. Guitar player with classical guitar. Music was never loud enough to interfere with conversation. We went... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

How can you beat eating in what was once the largest indoor swimming pool?! Beautiful architecture, great service, soft guitar music and good food! My mom had the crepe which she loved and I had the veggie pannini which was very good but not warm. I did not ask to have it reheated which was my fault. Coleslaw was wonderfully... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

A group of 18 seniors from our church had our monthly luncheon at the Cafe Alcazar this week and all came away very pleased. The greek pizza was a winner as well as the Artichoke Giovanni. Our servers were most attentive and courteous. We enjoyed the surroundings and the piano players was an added plus. The Cafe Alcazar is on... More

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The Villages, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The cafe was architecturally unique and interesting and the piano music during lunch was lovely. 2 of us ordered soup and salad and the other 2 ordered club sandwiches. My salad had slimy pieces of lettuce that I ended up picking around. The soup was very good and the sandwiches fine. Our waiter was not very attentive nor too concerned... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Stopped for lunch at the Cafe Alcazar on a hot, humid day. Ambiance was just what we needed, cool with a piano player in the background. I ordered the east meets West curry chicken salad while my companion ordered the pulled chicken ciabatta. Both were fresh and perfectly prepared. Will return in a heartbeat.

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A charming setting in what was once America's largest indoor swimming pool. Cool and classy but with moderate prices. We went for lunch on a Sunday and a smooth piano player tickled the ivories with great, Southern-style classic grooves. The soups and chowders were excellent, the fish dishes were excellent, the service by a young man named Mike was perfect.... More

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Very lovely spot for lunch--quite, upscale atmosphere, superb service, and great food. Only open for lunch, highly recommend, especially when you're ready for a break from 'touristy' stuff.

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Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Café Alcazar is located in the historic Lightner Museum. It is actually situated on the floor of what was once the indoor pool of the hotel which makes it unique to say the least. But the experience does not stop there. Since other reviews have covered the restaurant in length, to the point: the food and service are just as... More

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Temple, Texas, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a great, out-of-the-way spot for lunch, surrounded by history and the unique ambiance of what was once the world's largest indoor pool. The wait staff are impressive with their blend of efficiency, attentiveness, and little-known historical facts interspersed throughout your meal. The food is high-quality and well-prepared. Live music alternates between piano and classical guitar and adds to... More

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Jacksonville, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I'm a local (St. Johns County) and have visited St. Augustine many times. The Lightner Museum is a sometimes destination and this time we finally got to dine at the Cafe Alcazar which is located in the deep end of the drained swimming pool from the old hotel. We made a last-minute decision to eat at the Cafe Alcazar and... More

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