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“Cool Spanish vibe”
Review of Cafe Sevilla

Cafe Sevilla
Ranked #10 of 702 Restaurants in Riverside
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: University
Transit: Express Catering Services available. Please contact Linda Larrauri at 858-860-0382 ext. 101 for more details.
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 Riverside, Cafe Sevilla is proud to offer the most authentic Spanish ambiance in their tapas bar, restaurant and 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 and savory meat dishes. We also feature a large variety of Spanish wines and refreshing sangrias. Cafe Sevilla is proud to offer: -Lunch, Brunch and Dinner -Live Entertainment Wednesday-Sunday -Salsa Dance Classes on Wednesday Nights -Flamenco Dinner Shows Every Saturday & Sunday Night -Late Night Dining on Friday and Saturday Nights -Award Winning Brunch Buffet Sundays 10am-2pm -Enjoy Social Hour specials 7 days a week! Join us Sunday-Friday 2:30pm-6:30pm and Saturday 2:30pm-5pm for select Spanish tapas bites for only $3 each. Plus, you can enjoy $3 off items $11 and under and $5 off items $12 and over on our entire food and beverage menu. -Locals can join the "Sevilla e-Club" and benefit from special menu tastings, preview events, weekly deals and more! Learn more by visiting our website. Membership is FREE! Cafe Sevilla has something for everyone! Ole!
Riverside, California
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Cool Spanish vibe”
Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Since atmosphere comes in a close second to the quality of food for me I give Sevillas 4 stars. That's really because I rarely give 5 stars for anything. Sevillas has a cool Spanish vibe inside with a nice restaurant area and a darker restaurant/bar area upstairs. The food is unique, strictly Spanish and if you like Spanish food you'll like this place. The sangria, white or red, is really good and a dirty martini here, although I'm not an expert, was very tasty. The bartenders here are good, good drinks, good service. They have special nights with Spanish dancers and other entertainment as well as dance lessons. They also have a club on the premises and a nice Sunday brunch with some traditional breakfast items and some Spanish selections as well as oysters on the half shell. All in all this place is worth a try for a fun, unique dining experience.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Kelly R
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Riverside, California
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A nice change of pace”
Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

The tapas bar is fun, lively and delicious! The food is excellent and service is good. Fun place for after work meet and greet or a celebration dinner. Entertainment ... Both flamenco dancers and instrumental I. The bar is very enjoyable. Celebrates years eve here and it was a meal to remember. Fun to try authentic Spanish food!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Cheri Lynn F
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Burnaby, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Spanish Food!”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were visiting Riverside California as one of our stops while on vacation and decided to try out Cafe Sevilla because we love Spain and tapas. The food was excellent, the service was top notch, and the ambience was very romantic. We would definitely go there again next time in Riverside. We sat in the dining area on the upper floor, and it was very cozy and beautiful. The mussels, quail, blue cheese bacon wrapped dates, and seafood paella were outstanding. The calamari was the best we ever had. Our waiter and the manager were so attentive and friendly. We would highly recommend this place for a special occasion or romantic dinner. And the sangria was delicious, and our waiter recommended a Spanish wine that was spot on and the perfect accompaniment to our meal.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Frankie B
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Fallston, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“lovely for tapas and atmosphere”
Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Sevilla was recommended to me by a cab driver and I'm so appreciative he did! Just a few minutes walk from the lovely Mission Inn, we were heartily welcomed by the hostess and offered first floor dining room or upstairs bar seating (same menu). We chose the dining room. We chose empanadas, a veggie flatbread, and lobster paella, all of which were excellent and definitely filling for two. We followed with a beautiful sangria flavored sundae and specialty coffee modified to my liking with input from the hostess. Delicious all around! The atmosphere is cool, conversation inspiring, not too loud. We weren't there for the live music or flamenco show but would definitely return. We also checked out the upstairs bar area which looks very fun for both couples and groups and includes a private room for a business crowd or small party.

Visited June 2014
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usa
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Father's Day Sunday Brunch”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

So happy that we made reservations days prior, especially since many guest were not only celebrating Father's Day but Graduation's too. A deposit was required when making the reservation over the phone. We didn't have to wait long for our table. There were food stations down stairs and upstairs. Just be careful when going downstairs with your plates full. Since I wanted fresh waffles and crepes, I had to stand in line for a good while and had to be patient....but honestly it was worth it! There was a guitarist. I rated this location "Very Good" for I feel that one thing was missing.....Foods were not labeled and at times servers were stopped by guest and being asked. Really enjoyed being there...we didn't feel rushed at all.

Visited June 2014
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Thank donuvia
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