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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 good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (283 reviews)
“paella” (129 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Latin, Spanish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
353 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6909
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The service: took a long time for someone to take my order. Then it was dump the food at the table and disappear forever. I’d expect more attention at a fast food restaurant. Interestingly, the restaurant had 4 women by the entrance who, as best...More

Thank HM_from_NH
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had dinner here on my own at the bar. My wife had been there with a business group the night before. Outstanding tapas menu. I had the halibut & shrimp ceviche to start. Next were the shrimp and shellfish bisque (OMG!). Finished with the lamb...More

Thank KentM959
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to enjoy an evening of live music with friends. Sangria pitcher runs $39 but you can get about 6 drinks out of it. Tapas are kind of pricey but the empanadas are delicious. I’d recommend trying the mushroom and chicken. We paid a...More

Thank Caroline L
hollyfoxenwells, Manager at Cafe Sevilla of San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Carolin, 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 via mobile

Just had lunch at Cafe Sevilla in San Diego. Food was good, close to Spanish typical dishes. Service was very slow, though, it took us an hour to get 4 tapas dishes and half an hour for a coffee. Food comes in no logical order,...More

Thank Daniela H
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.Thank you for the kind comments about the ambiance and food, though I am apologetic to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Spanish cuisine for anyone who is looking for it. Definitely recommend it for anyone looking to have a nice night out in the Gaslamp district.More

Thank Cobalt C
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 3 weeks ago

The concept of a tapas dinner is to have multiple small dishes to combine different tastes. The general idea is that a couple of tapas not only substitute for a meal but also in combination do not cost much more than a meal. The tapas...More

Thank tmk010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We past this restaurant a few times The menu and specials were posted Outside. Being from Nj (near Newark) we love paella . So we got the craving for real Spanish food They said they only had a tapas area open with very high chairs,...More

Thank atu825
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 via mobile

A great Spanish style restaurant in San Diego. The tapas are authentic and tasty. The paella was terrific. The single serving was enough for two. The sangria was the real deal and excellent. The “taste of Spain” desert was delicious. A can’t miss happy hour....More

Thank Elizabeth K
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! I will be pass along your positive sentiments to the team, especially the great service from Aron. He is a valued member of the Sevilla family and a shining example of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service, cool ambience, decent band. Here is the Trouble: The three empanadas came on a wooden board. This would not be so bad except that they were doused in sauce. The board had a big darkened crack down the middle. I am not a...More

1  Thank BrotherJ66
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you like live music great - if you want conversation not great. Service was slow - we had to hunt down the manager to first get our drink order. Once our server came she was on it - Abby was lovely and my dissatisfaction...More

Thank Debra M
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. I will pass along your positive sentiments to the team and...More

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Sarah B
7 December 2016|
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Response from Emma H | Reviewed this property |
Best tapas! Good food and excellent service. Highly recommended!
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jamiejo1101
11 August 2016|
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Response from TravelerSpeaks | Reviewed this property |
No blow dryers. No rooms.
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Daniel M
2 May 2015|
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Response from jo Anne W |
No parking at restaurant, but public parking is available at nearby garages. Hotel day rate is $46/d, but don't know hourly rate. There is some street parking, but I don't know the details about times and cost.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • 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 -Sunday Brunch Featuring $10 Bottomless Mimosas -Happy Hour Specials 7 Days a Week
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