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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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 281
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 16
    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
Well worth a periodic trip from Jacksonville

The food was excellent as was the service. The atmosphere is a little unusual given that the restaurant is located in what was once a swimming poo in an old hotel. The restaurant is surrounded by the old building and on the same floor are several antique shops. While we were eating lunch, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
FallbrookCaRetired
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Jacksonville, Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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432 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent as was the service. The atmosphere is a little unusual given that the restaurant is located in what was once a swimming poo in an old hotel. The restaurant is surrounded by the old building and on the same floor are several antique shops. While we were eating lunch, the pianist arrived as that added to... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Great little find inside of the old swimming pool in what was once the Ponce de Leon hotel. I had a Greek salad, and would order it again. The staff will even give you a little booklet on the history of the place while you wait, and it is surrounded by cute little shops.

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Augusta, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We took a trip to visit friends in Jacksonville and went to St. Augustine for the day. Our friends took us to lunch at Café Alcazar. Now a restaurant at the bottom of a pool might sound a little touristy and gimmicky, but that is not the case. Although it is in the bottom of what use to be the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I have eaten at many latino restaurants in my time (being of latino origin), but have never tasted food that was so below average by latino standards than this place. I guess it is true what they say you re only good as your next ____ (fill in blank).

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Nothing like having lunch is a dried pool! Awesome atmosphere, piano player, nice food. A bit pricey, but hey, it's St Augustine. Very cool history to the place. Also went to a gala there. Nicely done

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a very special restaurant. Residents love everything about the Cafe Alcazar. Why? Ambience is great...how often can you have lunch in the largest indoor swimming pool built in 1880s, and of course the water is gone, and food is also great. It isn't the typical hyped greasy fried food venue. I happen to like the humus sandwich, if... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

We visited and were impressed with the ambience. Unfortunately , the crepes and shrimp pasta looked and tasted as though it came from the microwave.

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had a delightful lunch at the Cafe Alcazar, accompanied by soft piano music. What a great time. Service was good, food was wonderful. Nice portions, a little limited, buy very nice. To bad they don't offer dinner. The wine list was also very nice. Overall... Wonderful.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Very interesting little cafe to eat at while visiting the Lightner Museum. The cafe is located where the pool once was. Great atmosphere. Loved the stained glass pieces. Not to mention the guitar player who played while we were dining.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a lovely place for lunch. Bring your Lightner Museum ticket for a discount. You will be seated within the pool chared by the ladies and gents. Yeah!

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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?