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Cafe Alcazar

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25 Granada St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4380
904-825-9948
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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  • 258
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worth it for the location alone.

This cafe in the old swimming pool of the Hotel Alcazar- with the roof soaring 4 stories above- is wonderful. Slightly exotic menu...excellent service...and nice antique shops literally around the edges.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
kelly48571
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Schaghticoke, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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394 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Schaghticoke, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This cafe in the old swimming pool of the Hotel Alcazar- with the roof soaring 4 stories above- is wonderful. Slightly exotic menu...excellent service...and nice antique shops literally around the edges.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed lunch in the old indoor swimming pool. Had great guitar music for lunch. Chicken salad sandwich and lemon rice super, that soup was special Beef sandwich and lemon rice soup. Very pleasant spot and relaxing inside the Lightner Museum Give it a try, also great service Rex

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San Francisco, California
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186 reviews 186 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

One of our lunches was fine (turkey sandwich), the other was very poor (pizza special). The pizza was overwhelmed by garlic chunks on a soggy crust with huge amounts of wet ricotta cheese and uncooked spinach.

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Lisle, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

This lovely cafe in the Lightner Museum was a pleasant surprise for lunch. Great turkey bacon avocado sandwich and the tres lechwe was excellent!

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This cafe was very interesting. It is in the bottom of an old pool, which was neat. The atmosphere was nice when we went since it was quiet and there were not a lot of people. There was piano music playing and I heard they sometimes have live musicians. The food itself was decent. It wasn't the best meal of... More 

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Fort Myers
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

On our 5th visit to the city we finally got to the "old pool" cafe. We must have come at a awful time for the wait staff since they told us to just sit down and they would be with us in about 10 mins. We brushed it off as a holiday rush issue. We then ordered our food and... More 

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Oviedo, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We came here for lunch after discovering the history of the cafe. We were sitting in what used to be the largest indoor swimming pool. Look at old pictures on the internet. We were so intrigued we wanted to eat here because of that but we very pleased with the meal. The server was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable about the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We have eaten here just about every time we have visited the historic section of St. Augustine. It is located in what used to be the inside pool of what is not the Lightner Museum. It is a very charming location on the floor of the "Pool". Some years ago a wonderful guitarist played and now there is continual piano... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is a great, great dish. I believe the artichokes are roasted then topped with bread crumbs then baked in a lemon, garlic, white wine sauce and served with linguini. It was delicious. The atmosphere rocks. Have you ever eaten in a pool? Deep end? So cool. My kids got pizzas which for a child's meal, was pricey at $10... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Truly awful food in a lovely location. This is in the old swimming pool of the Alcazar Hotel, so it's unique and gorgeous. The retro style menu and the simple table settings will deceive you into stopping for lunch. There are charming little antique stores down on the old pool, too. Our food was terrible. The French onion soup tasted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Granada St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4380
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 904-825-9948

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 15
  • Cuisine: Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?