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Simply Spanish

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116 Cecil St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9682 6100
08:00 - 17:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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159 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant is in south Melbourne market.... it is a very traditional kind of Marketplace with more of Spanish restaurants I guess ....you can do your grocery, vegetable and fruit marketing from the shops around... if you want to eat a typical Spanish food you must come to this place you have a choice of Spanish restaurants who serve good... More 

Thank pammuc
Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Paella was moist and flavour was full bodied. Ingredients were fresh and we would have gone for second helpings if we could.

Thank Vincent L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe we got a bad batch.. but we opted for the take away and thought we try it out as there's always a queue and it's the "best paella" outside of Spain... what a lie! Can't believe we paid 13.50 for such a below average dish. It literally had no taste and was ridiculously soggy plus 2 small mussels and... More 

Thank Tyaaan
Stuarts Point, Australia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for breakfast,it was delicious & we were all so happy with our meal,nobody had food envy haha.Coffee was fantastic & the service was terrific,looking forward to going back again.

Thank Merl2013
Melbourne, Australia
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126 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took some interstate friends here for dinner based on some feedback. The service was very good and attentive. After ordering we were pleased to have constant feedback on the timing of our food and we were not disappointed. Fantastic tapas but especially the paella was superb. A great night and highly recommended.

Thank Grant H
Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in here for lunch and found it to be quite enjoyable. They had big pots of ready to go paella but we opted for a chicken and chorizo paella from the menu. Because it was made to order it took a while to come, and was around $21 for a smallish dish. I wasn't keen on the chicken... More 

Thank tiny_dancer16
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Visiting Melbourne, we thought tapas would suit for dinner & had noticed Simply Spanish earlier in the day at the markets. The staff were lovely, and the service prompt and efficient but the food was rather bland & the squid-ink paella mostly rice, not reminiscent of Spain at all. The wine was expensive and very average. A nice atmosphere on... More 

Thank chris57609
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

One of my favorite places to frequent in Melbourne for Lunch or Dinner. Simply Spanish truly does have the best Paella outside of Spain, with many varieties to pick from. South Melbourne Market is a hidden gem, and this is a great quiet location for some Paella. Best time to go is on a warm summers night where the other... More 

Thank chl0edavies
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great Spanish restaurant with award winning paella and a good range of tapas, with a wine list to match. Very friendly and efficient staff who ensure excellent service.

Thank CJS011
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

If you want a cheap paella that no Spanish person would eat but still tastes good then you're in the right place... But be warned bring a lot of patience with you as the staff here are the worst I've ever come across... I think between them they couldn't replace a lightbulb..never mind find you a table and take an... More 

Thank Liza M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 34
Mediterranean, Spanish, Latin, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Cecil St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9682 6100
Ever wandered the barrios of madrid, the backstreets of Barcelona or sampled the paellas of Valencia? Simply Spanish was established in 2009 from the South Melbourne Market to offer foodie enthusiasts a taste of Spain without having to wander too far from home. We are proud to welcome to our brand the new location at 10/555 Bourke St CBD with its vibrant charm and charisma, and our Queen Victoria Market location with its bustling energy sure to bring you back for more ....... Simply Spanish "Barriga Llena Corazon Contento"

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?