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80925 Overseas Highway, MM 51, Islamorada, FL 33050
+1 305-664-3999
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
Thu - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Back in the Keys again and my Dad and I about just drove home and went to bed when we drove past and didn't see the Spanish Bull out front. Is it true we can still catch you guys at Plaza Grill in Marathon on Sunday and Monday?! Hope the best, this was our favorite in the Keys since Chanticlair... More 

Thank Michael M
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Welcome to Marathon! We were so excited to hear that Spanish Gardens restaurant of Islamorada is now serving dinner on Sunday and Monday nights ONLY at Plaza Grill in Marathon. We went last night and found Jose in the kitchen, Lynny and Teddy on the floor helping and greeting everyone. The food was amazing! So happy to have them back.... More 

2 Thank Nonnaonthego
Key West, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

I had heard good things about Spanish Gardens and called for a reservation only to learn they had closed. Sad. I believe something else may be opening in its place but I know nothing about it.

Thank Yacht1999
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

Who would think there is a great tapas restaurant in the Keys?!? Everything is always great and fresh! Sangria is delicious! Service is always friendly and knowledgeable!

Thank madamekorb
LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

thank you!! More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

This may well be my favorite restaurant of all time! Jose, the chef, is amazingly talented and creative. He understands how to flavor foods in a way few chefs ever achieve. The seafood ceviche is one of my favorites, chock full of octopus, squid, shrimp, and scallops. The homemade bread for dipping adds a lot to this wonderful dish. The... More 

1 Thank Sue F
LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

we so enjoy your visits here and will miss you..Thank you for the kind words More 

Miami, Florida
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Great food! Family owned restaurant and the chef is the owner. Everything we order was very delicious. My husband did not stop talking about the great time he had. I lost the pictures but this is a must restaurant when visiting the keys.

Thank travellerMiami
LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

thank you for sharing More 

Marathon, Florida
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

We are Middle Keys locals who stopped for lunch on a whim while on our way to a plant nursery, and wow... what a happy accident! Even though we were dressed for a hobo camp out, we were greeted warmly by the co-owner and seated with a smile. If I had to pick an adjective to describe this place, it... More 

1 Thank dolphinheron
LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

WOW!!! How very nice that you enjoyed your visit...my mom actually mentioned this wonderful couple that stopped in and told me what you had and i knew from this review it was you....Thank you so much for enjoying our Cafe and such a special review!! Can't wait to meet you and celebrate your special day with us.. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Wow what a great meal!! We let them know ahead of time we wanted paella and it was the BEST I've ever had ( even in Barcelona)!!!The layers of flavor they developed in the paella was fantastic!The squid was BEYOND delicious and everything was sharing portions ,bring friends.All the desserts were homemade and exquisitely different and delectable!! We got white... More 

Thank Vengel
LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

We were thrilled to see this is your new favorite place to come and enjoy what we do...Thank you for sharing your experience with us and such a great review..See you again soon More 

Coral Gables, Florida
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Amazing and delicious! We have been coming to the keys for over 20 years and never knew about Spanish Gardens until a friend told us about it. Lynn greeted us with a smile and warm welcome. We started with the Mediterranean Salad and an ice cold glass of Albariño. As an entree we had the Paella for two and it... More 

1 Thank MarthaMM
LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

WOW!!! Back atcha!! Such a wonderful surprise of such a great response to you enjoying your meal with us..We are a small family business and it warms our hearts with a review like this..Thank you and hope to see you again More 

Florida Keys, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Spanish Gardens is our favorite Islamorada restaurant and one of three favorite restaurants in the FL Keys. A bit of Spain in the Keys with excellent quality and choice; we have never been disappointed. They have the best Key Lime Pie in the Keys and it is also a great choice for lunch.

2 Thank Renee S
LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for being such great customers and letting others know how much you appreciate what we do...Always a pleasure seeing you both and especially loving our Homemade Key Lime Pie!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$35
Seafood, Spanish, Steakhouse, Bar, Mediterranean, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80925 Overseas Highway, MM 51, Islamorada, FL 33050
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
  • Phone Number: +1 305-664-3999
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!

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