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“Delicious!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Spanish Gardens - CLOSED

Spanish Gardens
Price range: $16 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish, Steakhouse, Bar, Mediterranean, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We use Imported ingredients and the freshest seafood and produce..Along with Grass Fed Beef....We put a lot of care and love in our authentic dishes and we enjoy our guests...Spanish wines, Homemade Sangria and a Full Bar add a nice touch with a romantic artsy backdrop. So come in and enjoy our Tapas!
Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Delicious!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

The best food we had in the area. The presentation, the quality and taste of our salads and soup were outstanding (slightly pricey though). We had Fresh Goat Cheese & Giant White Beans, Mediterranean Sunshine, Olives and Feta, and soup of the day. I would recommend the restaurant as it makes for a nice change to the typpical fried food you get in the Keys. The only complaint is that the sign on their door states open on Sundays and they are not. They need to change the sign.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank TravelGuy2014
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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
OOOOPPPS!! So sorry for the sign but we are always closed on sunday family day!! glad you were able to dine with us though and thank you for the Review
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English first
Vero Beach, Florida
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“WOW , Chef Jose Makes The Day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

WOW what a great dinner we had with Chef Jose bringing out dish after dish that was hot tasty and creative. The Poached Key West Shrimp in Olive Oil was the best part of the evening. I would come back to Spanish Gardens every week in I was 150 Miles north on the Treasure Coast.

Visited July 2013
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Thank CombatCulinary
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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
As you know the wild shrimp in Garlic oil is our biggest hit other than the Paella...Thank you and your not too far away
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Leonardtown, Maryland
1 review
“Great foodie find in the keys”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Spanish Gardens Cafe in Islamorada is a great find for foodies. After a week of fairly typical Florida Keys fare (seafood, burgers, conch fritters, cuban, etc.) the Spanish Gardens Cafe provided a nice palate cleanser. While the outside is unassuming, located in a strip mall, once you step inside the atmosphere was reminiscent of past trips to Spain. The service was outstanding (thank you, Manlio!) and the food sublime. My military husband and I were there with our three teenage daughters, who after years of travel and life overseas, have very- well developed palates. Our server did a great job entertaining the girls while steering us in the direction of some exceptional dishes-Florida wild shrimp with garlic sauce, succulent mussels, imported Spanish meats and cheeses, mediterranean sunshine salad- it was all outstanding. Even the key lime pie baked in a terra cotta dish was exceptional. We were none of us fans of the local dessert but let ourselves be talked into it- a twist on the original and the caramelized flavors from the broiler toned done the usually very sweet pie (although the bitter chocolate cake was still my favorite!) If you want a break from the beach scene and you appreciate a good meal, and a lovely glass of Spanish red then this is the place for you!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank TSD2013
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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
i remember your family and I know Manlio enjoyed waiting on you all, thank you so much for the great review and look forward to your next visit
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Starke, Florida
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“Almost memories of Spain”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

For us, a trip down memory lane as we lived in Spain for 2 years. We had a cup of the fish soup for appetizer, then we had the Shrimp plate and the Mussels plate entree. The food was excellent but for what was served and the price, they didn't match! If we had not had 2 portions of bread, we would have come away hungry.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Anita W
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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
that is so nice to hear that our place reminds you of Spain!! Thank you for dining with us
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6 reviews
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“Cantabrian enviroment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Amazing experience on the way to Key West. Great place to eat the flavors off spain. My vegetarian friend says that the mussels was so good.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank molsak
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LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
I remember you all and how you Loved the mussels hope you enjoyed Key West Thank you for your visit
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