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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%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (260 reviews)
“paella” (123 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (16 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
353 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6909
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1 - 10 of 687 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came in hot and tired. Our waitress asked if we were familiar with tapas (we were) and suggest two each and then split a single paella, since we knew we wanted the paella. Beers were good and cold. Portions generous. The bread looked and...More

Thank gzgirl
Reviewed 3 days ago

Get a street side table . Date wrapped in bacon was exceptional . Menu offers quite a wide choice and service is friendly and efficient . We ate twice during the five days we were in San Diego . Highly recommended .

Thank Kalyana R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cafe Sevilla was recommended by the concierge at the hotel, and it didn’t disappoint. The tapas were excellent...highly recommend the Empanadas trio. I heard the paella is excellent, so given the opportunity, I would definitely return to try it out.

Thank Beerwolf4
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had pre booked the flamenco show through a Groupon as it seemed everyone else had. The show was very energetic and enjoyable. Unfortunately, the food and the service didn't live up to it. Everything seemed disorganised.

Thank Alanthebairn
Reviewed 1 week ago

The empanadas were the highlight of my experience here. I could have probably eaten 10 of them easily because they were that good. The mushroom and fig flatbread was alright but I think it could have been better. The meat paella was very big, a...More

Thank Joy R
hollyfoxenwells, Manager at Cafe Sevilla of San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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. I will pass along your positive sentiments to the team! Thanks again and we hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for some drinks and appetizers and enjoyed the drinks (sangria)- The place is a bit crowded and tapas were just OK- So overall and OK place-More

Thank Lola M
hollyfoxenwells, Manager at Cafe Sevilla of San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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. I will pass along your positive sentiments to the team! Thanks again and we hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met up with old friends for dinner at Cafe Sevilla and it was wonderful. We ordered a bunch of tapas and ate and ate and ate over conversation. The staff offered us a boat-load of information about each of the tapas dishes. That made...More

Thank purplepinay
hollyfoxenwells, Manager at Cafe Sevilla of San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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. I will pass along your positive sentiments to the team! Thanks again and we hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had high expectations based on the reviews and frankly have had better tapas elsewhere. Our food was pretty salty and the sangria was average. The decor was beautiful, a special place to enjoy a meal. Given the other reviews I might give it another...More

Thank lawrenced15
hollyfoxenwells, Manager at Cafe Sevilla of San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your honest review. We do take these very seriously and review them each week to ensure we give the best service and food as possible. While we loved hearing that you enjoyed the decor, we were sorry to hear that the dining...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this restaurant while staying in the gas lamp quarter. The place was hopping! It was over labour weekend so really busy. We had a set tapas menu. Food was delicious, but portions were massive. Had to turn down the dessert on the...More

Thank KRaftery
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. I will pass along your positive sentiments to the team! Thanks...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here for dinner this past week and the food and drinks were amazing. I had a flight of sangria and they were all excellent. I particularly enjoyed the blood orange sangria. I also had the rioja short ribs which were moist, delicious and...More

Thank markabaddon
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. I will pass along your positive sentiments to the teaming I'll...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
US$10 - US$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, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Monday
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Friday
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
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
  • E-mail
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 & 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 & savory meat dishes. We also feature a large variety of Spanish wines & refreshing sangrias. -Live Music in the Tapas Bar 7 Nights a Week -Salsa Dance Classes Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday -Flamenco Dinner Shows Every FridaySaturday Night -Late Night Dining on Friday/Saturday Nights -Saturday/Sunday Brunch Featuring $10 Bottomless Mimosas -Happy Hour Specials 7 Days a Week
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