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“everything top notch, and reasonable price to boot”
Review of Senor Siesta

Senor Siesta
Ranked #19 of 41 Restaurants in Siesta Key
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: South American, Spanish, Central American
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Our Seasonal Hours Closed Monday and Tuesday We are open for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Sunday
Reviewed March 9, 2014

This small owner run restaurant in Siesta Key is an absolute gem. Hubby cooks, wife runs the place with some help and also cooks desserts. Specialty are paella and pastelon (both superb) but don't ignore the rest of the Latin American menu, everything was fantastic. Great empanadas, quinoa croquetas, garlic shrimp. Yummy chicken soup. And save room for the great flan. Very good sangria.

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

My wife and I have dined at most of the restaurants in Siesta Key and only discovered Señor Siesta tonight, in the corner of a small, unassuming shopping center in the heart of the village.

What a find! Señor is a small Spanish/South American cuisine spot seating fewer than 30 guests. Our server was graciously helpful explaining the specials and the regular menu, her advice was spot-on. We shared the chicken soup: a rich broth chock full of chicken and vegetables. I had a Spanish version of lasagne with very thin plantain slices stacked high with a wonderfully flavorful tomato/meat sauce -- fabulous. My wife loved her carne asado which was perfectly cooked and well seasoned. The sangria was great and well-valued at $7. No room for dessert this time.

It was the best meal we've had in Siesta Key. We'll definitely be back.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

I guess that based on the name we were expecting something more Tex and Mex. instead we had a wonderful meal that was much more interesting and delicious. Even side dishes were carefully put together. Like a perfectly ripe avocado salad, or the coconut rice. We will certainly return and recommend señor siesta's.

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

It was a rainy evening so we had little competition for the few outdoor tables, and the gloominess was soon washed away by the charm of our waitress and the superb flavor of our dinner. The house salad, chicken soup, paella, and pork shoulder all had subtle, balanced and distinctive flavors. The tres leches was a great treat. The restaurant's roots are Spanish and South American whose cuisine I am now made more interested in exploring further.

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Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

We were lured by the number one rating on trip advisor. Service was terrible. No atmosphere. First it took 15 minutes to get our drinks. We could hear the chef complaining when they messed up our orders. My food came out 15 minutes before my wife's. No kids menu. It tasted ok but we were very disappointed.
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SenorSiestaSrq, General Manager at Senor Siesta, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2014

Mr. Luksik,
Senor Siesta aims to provide attentive friendly service in its small home-like environment while offering unique and flavorful made-from-scratch Spanish cuisine from SPAIN and PORTUGAL and from throughout the AMERICAS. In the short time since opening on Siesta Key, it has been humbled to find that most of its guests have found this to be the case. Guests have commented positively on the South American decor, the background music, the menu, the flavors and portions, and the attentiveness of the host and wait staff. The wait staff is trained to solicit REAL TIME feedback and address any concerns ON THE SPOT. When Senor Siesta misses the mark, EVERY EFFORT is made to correct the situation to the guest's satisfaction. IN YOUR CASE, we find your TRIP ADVISOR feedback to be totally INCONSISTENT with your in person real time comments and that is really concerning. Yes, you arrived during a particularly busy period when other tickets, including phone in orders were ahead of you. You were informed of this as you were seated. You were told that even your drink order would take a few minutes longer and YOU responded that this WOULD NOT BE A PROBLEM. Your order, which included having a dessert served before your entrees, included Paella which customarily takes nearly 30 minutes to make. You were informed and you acquiesced. You also did not mention that one of your children had a near non-stop SCREAMING fit during most of the duration of your visit. You did not mention that the owner offered to and did hold and walk around your child. This was done so that you could enjoy your meal and also for the benefit of other guests who were dismayed by your child's incessant screaming. Your table was also given complimentary tapas during your wait for paella. You did not mention that your Paella was expedited and arrived sooner than promised. Yes, one other entree was delayed by 8 minutes because there was a mix-up--a human error by the owner who was preoccupied with attending to your screaming child. Interestingly, other guest feedback on the very same dishes that you were served on the very same evening was very favorable. We don't know what prompted your inconsistent TRIP ADVISOR comments vs. the favorable feedback you provided to your waitress. We value all guest feedback, but find yours to be strange. It is so skewed to the extreme left tail of an otherwise favorable review distribution and so inconsistent with your real time comments that we believe it was motivated by malice.

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