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Cafe Alcazar

25 Granada St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4380
904-825-9948
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Ranked #35 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
Florida
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Melbourne, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My girlfriend and I have eaten here twice and we have not been disappointed. We have had the same server both times (I believe his name is Sean?) and he is outstanding. Very professional and attentive. The food is great too and the dining environment is very cool...a very, very old swimming pool. The history of the building is fascinating... More

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Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

very tasty and a bit of history too. great ambiance! how cool is it to be able to tell your friends you ate lunch in the deep end of a pool from the 1920's?!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This restaurant is a great surprise. For a fun place to eat, it is hard to beat this venue at what was once the bottom of an indoor swimming pool. Not only is the site fun, but the food is very good as well. It, also, has a live pianist or guitarist who plays nice, relaxing music to accompany the... More

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The setting is totally impressive - the deep end of what was once the world's largest indoor swimming pool. The staff is attentive, cordial and very responsive. The classical guitarist (on our visit) was accomplished and truly added to the delightful ambience. Oh, almost forgot - our food was well prepared, presented very appealingly and completely enjoyed. Thought the pricing... More

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Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We sought out the Café Alcazar for it's uniqueness. The first thing we noticed was the strong smell of garlic. We didn't have reservations and were seated right away.The menu makes the food seem impressive but it's just ok. I had the Roasted Asparagus Panini and it was pretty good but my husband had the shrimp scampi and it was... More

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Sanford, Florida
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I always come here for lunch when visiting st Augustine! I love the love piano music and have never had anything on the menu that I didn't like! I tried the veggie burger today but I also love the asparagus panini, personally. Very cool place since it used to be an indoor swimming pool. Plan it out though because they... More

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This restaurant was once the location of an indoor casino swimming pool constructed in the late 1800's. It is fun to sit at the nice tables and look around imagining a life of opulence, where musicians would play from the gallery on the second floor. The food was rich, buttery, and delicious. I enjoyed the Artichokes Giovanni, though it was... More

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