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Cafe Gibraltar - CLOSED

425 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada, CA 94018
+1 650-560-9039
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
May 29, 2016
“Sadly this fine restaurant is gone”
Apr 26, 2015
“Sorry to see you go!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
425 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada, CA 94018
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Reviewed May 29, 2016

One of our favorite restaurants, termed by one travel writer "the best food between San Francisco and Monterey" has closed in late 2015. The gifted chef/owner, tired of the long hours and demands of his young family, has become a corporate chef in Silicon Valley....More

Thank OmarKhayyam
Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

One of the saddest days in my recent foodie history is when I learned that Jose Luis was moving on to a different future and selling Cafe Gibraltar. The best restaurant on the coast, and arguably, one of the best in the entire Bay Area...More

Thank Stu S
Reviewed March 24, 2015

I should start by saying I wasn't at Cafe Gibraltar for a regular meal -- my company had a party there, taking over the whole restaurant, so it wasn't a typical sit down, look at the menu, order, kind of thing. The setting was lovely...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed February 25, 2015

This restaurant is a bit remote for us,but it is definitely worth the drive for a special dining experience. The restaurant is along Highway 1 with a view of the pacific. It is intimate, with an elegant decor and open kitchen. Our party had the...More

Thank 7-Divas
Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cafe Gibraltar is our favorite "special dinner place" in the Half Moon Bay area! Chef Jose's creative interpretation of classic foods of the Mediterranean, and the use of mostly local, seasonal foods means there's always many special dishes on his menu. We especially like the...More

Thank B2899BImaryr
Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is good and ambience is great. I would go more often but there isn't a lot of variety in the menu, and it doesn't change. Go once, go twice, maybe then you're done.

Thank CoGus
Reviewed February 7, 2015

Finally made time to have a dinner at Cafe Gibraltar. Now I wish I hadn't waited so long. This place is Fantastic! We went all the way with appetizer, salad, entree, desert and wine (including a desert port). Every single item was excellent and several...More

Thank lakelady57
Reviewed January 18, 2015

We happily drive from San Francisco to El Granada (just north of Half Moon Bay) for the wonderful meals served up at Cafe Gibraltar. Last night I started with the octopus and squid salad, and had the duck prepared two ways. Roast breast and duck...More

Thank Alansoff
Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

We have driven past this place many times but never in the evening. Happened upon it while headed to a seafood place we frequent and they were able to seat us! Had great attentive service too. We had glasses of good wine, mine French and...More

Thank travelagentreplies
Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife and I have been to this restaurant twice - first for our anniversary and again for her birthday. The seating in the back of the restaurant against the wall is traditional Moroccan style - you sit on a bed of pillows around a...More

Thank MAC_LA1
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$16 - $22
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada, CA 94018
  • Public Transportation: Sam Trans stops almost directly in front of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Granada
  • Phone Number: +1 650-560-9039
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