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Selva Grill

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Peruvian, Barbecue
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1345 Main St, Ste D, Sarasota, FL 34236-5600 (Main St. & Palm Ave.)
941-362-4427
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 29
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  • 23
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  • 6
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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
Delicious

Omg this place is absolutely delicious! The presentation of the food is great and the quality and taste is beyond amazing. We are in Sarasota for the weekend tried it last night and we are going back tonight because it was that good!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Laura N
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I would not go back to the Selva Grill. For the prices on the menu, I felt that the ambiance was too dark and the food was mediocre. Our server was professional and friendly, but there was nothing unique about the dining experience there. The location was a plus in that it's near parking and within walking distance of everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Omg this place is absolutely delicious! The presentation of the food is great and the quality and taste is beyond amazing. We are in Sarasota for the weekend tried it last night and we are going back tonight because it was that good!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Mediocre food and loud ambiance. Expensive for the quality of what they offer. My husband ordered the espa as, which came with two empanadas, one beef, and one spinach.empanada. They were lacking flavor, and we're very small for the price. My shrimp piri piri, had a very sour sauce. The balance needed for great food was missing. Service was good.... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This past weekend was my second visit to Selva. I waited until I had two visits to make sure that the quality was consistent. Thankfully the second visit was just as incredible as the first because I was taking a close friend out for her birthday. We started with the macadamia pesto scallops and the octopus ceviche. Both were delicious... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Took my husband for his birthday on a Saturday night. We were seated promptly and our server took good care of us all night, even though the restaurant was quite busy. The tuna ceviche was fabulous and the crab cake was the best one I have had in Florida (being from Maryland I am very picky!) The Caesar salad is... More 

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Joshua Tree, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Went with friends for casual dining. Very surprised on the variations of meals and drinks. they serve a famous finland vodka, very hard to find- everything came out in timely manner, with consistent delicious entry after entry. we would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone and will be back. they have a very intimate bar, low lighting and happy hour.... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I gave three stars because the first time we went in December 2014, this restaurant and the food were amazing! Hoping to repeat the experience for my partner's birthday, the second time was very disappointing. It's pricey and the service was so/so which don't add up to make a great combination. We will try once more. :)

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atlanta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had heard from multiple people to try Selva so we were very excited to check it out. The lobster ceviche was AMAZING! So fresh, so flavorful and delish! The macadamia nut crusted scallops (an app) were equally awesome and the sweet potato purée served with the dish was unexpected and very tasty. The entrees were a disappointment. All of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had a wonderful meal experience here recently. The cervix he was very fresh and tasty. We had the maya shrimp and the mix to. The shrimp was very different but wonderful flavor so. The mix to was more classic cervix he and wonderful. I had the paella which was one of the best ever and I have had paella... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A very good restaurant but I tend to use the bar for Happy Hour when prices are reduced and the bar snacks are excellent value with generally very pleasant other drinker,diners. Good atmosphere and friendly,capable and caring staff

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Additional Information about Selva Grill

Address: 1345 Main St, Ste D, Sarasota, FL 34236-5600
Phone Number: 941-362-4427
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Peruvian, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1345 Main St, Ste D, Sarasota, FL 34236-5600
    (Main St. & Palm Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-362-4427

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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