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Cafe Sevilla of San Diego

353 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6909
+1 619-233-5979
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“tapas” (264 reviews)
“paella” (125 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
353 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6909
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1 - 10 of 698 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I stopped in for a quick dinner and it was worth it! I tried the traditional paella; it was very good. Lots of seafood and spices- very good flavor. And it's more than enough- you won't leave hungry!!

Thank Emarsh69
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friday night without a reservation; Party of 3 arrived around 8pm and was seated in approx. 20 minutes. Great seats! Close to live band. Music was phenom. Food was phenom. The scallops were to die for! The only thing that missed the mark was the...More

Thank CSICHICK1908
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food good and authentic Andalusian. But very loud and service only fair. Get reservations upstairs and plan ahead

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Gaslamp Quarter has a huge number of restaurants. Many service nearby Petco Park and clearly cater to sports fans. Some are upscale "California Cuisine" restaurants with imaginative menus. Cafe Sevilla with its bizarre but beautiful and fun decor and personable staff is a particular...More

Thank Mikecbu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot remember the last time I had such an amazing meal. Our server Kale was friendly, professional, knowledgeable... just amazing. I cannot rate this restaurant highly enough.

Thank WeebieWob
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

If you're eating your way through the Gaslamp Quarter while on vacation, be sure not to miss Cafe Sevilla. Despite its name it is not a coffee-shop café but a fine restaurant with delicious food, attentive service, and great atmosphere and decor. The beef empanadas...More

Thank jaxjohnson
hollyfoxenwells, Manager at Cafe Sevilla of San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us! Your review is important to us in making sure that we are delivering a great dining experience for our guests. I will pass along your positive sentiments to the team! Thanks...More

Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Dined alone. Late, post lunch. Host seemed snooty. Service indifferent. Sat at the bar initially. Because I didn't want to take up one of their 6-tops, Host then suggest I share a table with two other diners at a 6-top. I chose the bar. Bartender...More

Thank LubbockC
hollyfoxenwells, Manager at Cafe Sevilla of San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi There, Thank you for your honest review. We do take these very seriously and review them each week to ensure we give the best service and food as possible. We were sorry to hear about your experience with us as I can imagine it...More

Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

Very good spanish restaurant. Excellent tapas like in Spain. Plates are very big. I can recommend this place.More

Thank Roberto B
hollyfoxenwells, Manager at Cafe Sevilla of San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2017

Hi Robert, Thank you so much for your kind review! We take these reviews very seriously and review them each week to ensure we give the best service and food as possible. I will pass along your positive sentiments to the team! Thanks again and...More

Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

Very busy, crowded. Tables are small, not really good for four. Wide variety of tapas, which can be made into a larger entree. The Valencia paella was packed with shellfish but the rice was burned. Their homemade caramel ice cream was the best part of...More

Thank Hammbrook
hollyfoxenwells, Manager at Cafe Sevilla of San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback! We take these reviews very seriously and review them each week to ensure we give the best service and food as possible. I will pass along your positive sentiments to the team but also share with them that...More

Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed tapas yesterday before a wedding ..and having lived in Spain..I bought the patatas braves, the gambas aljillo wer authentic.. empanada and croqueta less so . Great ambiance..what was not authentic and actually too loud and not great was the DJ who was spinning...More

Thank drmader
hollyfoxenwells, Manager at Cafe Sevilla of San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review! We take these reviews very seriously and review them each week to ensure we give the best service and food as possible. I will pass along your positive sentiments to the team! I will also be sure...More

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Best tapas! Good food and excellent service. Highly recommended!
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August 10, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $30
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Monday
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Friday
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 353 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6909
    (Market St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-233-5979
  • E-mail
Description
Cafe Sevilla has been dedicated to providing the true essence of Spanish culture, music and cuisine since 1987. Located in the heart of downtown San Diego in the Gaslamp district, Cafe Sevilla is proud to offer the most authentic Spanish ambiance in their tapas bar, restaurant & nightclub. Café Sevilla specializes in Spanish tapas or small plates, which are great for a sharable dining experience. Menu offerings include a variety of tapas to include ceviche, empanadas, calamari, Spanish meatballs, stuffed dates, patatas bravas and tortilla Espanola. Main dishes include a variety of paellas, fresh seafood & savory meat dishes. We also feature a large variety of Spanish wines & refreshing sangrias. -Live Music in the Tapas Bar 7 Nights a Week -Salsa Dance Classes Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday -Flamenco Dinner Shows Every FridaySaturday Night -Late Night Dining on Friday/Saturday Nights -Saturday/Sunday Brunch Featuring $10 Bottomless Mimosas -Happy Hour Specials 7 Days a Week
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