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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%
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“tapas” (255 reviews)
“paella” (125 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
353 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6909
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of our favorite places in the Gaslamp. It serves very traditional Spanish style food and beverages and has classic decor. They have a whole range of tapas and full menu meals complimented by sangrias, Spanish wines, and interesting cocktails. The serving size...More

Thank 48Buddy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this restaurant...period. We were not sure we would make it here but we had to run an errand to San Diego So we stopped in. So glad we went, even better then the last time we went. Our vegan daughter was with us...More

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

Thank you so much for your kind review! We loved hearing your feedback about the food, drinks and happy hour! 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...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first family attempt at tapas and we are happy to say it went well. The restaurant is dark yet attractive and the service was wonderful. We first had to get past the issue of food allergies which was handled professionally and then...More

1  Thank havesomefun2012
hollyfoxenwells, Manager at Cafe Sevilla of San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi There! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us and your kind comments about the service! Your review is important to us in making sure that we are delivering a great dining experience for our guests. I will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came back to San Diego and stopped by for lunch. Lamb chops, garlic shrimp, chicken, and salmon were tasty. All items cooked to perfection. Finished with the leche frita, all I can say is WOW. Must have dish.More

Thank myjaljo
hollyfoxenwells, Manager at Cafe Sevilla of San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

HI There! 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...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would probably give this 3.5 stars if possible. There were two Spaniards in our group so the bar was set high. These were not the best tapas and paella we've ever had, but it was pretty good. The music was fun and people were...More

1  Thank 14jkc
hollyfoxenwells, Manager at Cafe Sevilla of San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi There, 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 thoughts to the team as we are always...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love tapas. If you have been lucky enough to travel to Spain you find tapas everywhere and it is really peasant food, cheap, simple and if you don't like one plate it doesn't matter coz there will be something else along in a minute...More

Thank Gibbo1969
hollyfoxenwells, Manager at Cafe Sevilla of San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 3 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. While I am happy to hear that you enjoyed some of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I reviewed a year ago and gave it high marks. We returned to San Diego and of course we wanted to bring the rest of our family to Cafe Sevilla. We decided to go during happy hour which meant $3 off appetizers, wine and beer....More

Thank minnesotans4
hollyfoxenwells, Manager at Cafe Sevilla of San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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. Thank you for coming back to see us and we are very apologetic that the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Now I have been to Spain and this is not close. First off, anyone who has been to Spain knows that they excel at patatas bravas. This place had ones that simply were ok. Their mojitos were very good and the fresh sugarcane was a...More

Thank Gina520
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. While I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the cocktails,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined this evening with a 6 PM reservation, arriving on time we were seated promptly. Tried a number of tapas and the standouts were the bacon wrapped dates and beaf empanadas. Our waitress was good taking the time to answer our questions and to make...More

Thank unicorn123
hollyfoxenwells, Manager at Cafe Sevilla of San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

HI There, 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...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are new to San Diego, or just have not eaten in Gaslamp in awhile, a good way to get acquainted with GASLAMP is to take a Food Tour. Today we took a Taste of GASLAMP. On the menu for the Food Tour was...More

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

HI There! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us and I'm so happy you were able to sample our cuisine at the "Taste of Gaslamp!" Your review is important to us in making sure that we are delivering...More

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Response from Emma H | Reviewed this property |
Best tapas! Good food and excellent service. Highly recommended!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:30
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:30
Thursday
11:30 - 01:30
Friday
11:30 - 01:30
Saturday
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 353 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6909
    (Market St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-233-5979
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 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 7 Nights a Week -Salsa Dance Classes Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday -Flamenco Dinner Shows Every Friday & Saturday Night -Late Night Dining on Friday and Saturday Nights -9 Course Tapas Brunch Featuring $10 Endless Champagne on Saturdays & Sundays -Enjoy Social Hour specials 7 days a week! Join us Sunday-Friday 2:30pm-6:30pm and Saturday 2:30pm-5pm for 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!
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