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“Best shopping center restaurant ever”
Review of Spanish River Grill - CLOSED

Spanish River Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Cuban, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: With a modern approach to Latino cuisine, husband and wife team, Henry and Michele Salgado, prepare a blend of regional ingredients strongly influenced by the bustling barrios of Latino neighborhoods and the traditional Spanish countryside. Chef Henry and his team of chefs work to prepare the freshest local seafood and seasonal vegetables available to provide the Spanish River Grill guests with an exceptional celebration of food. From start to finish, the philosophy at the Spanish River Grill is that the intimate craft of preparing food should be exceptional and something the culinary and service teams take seriously. Each night the goal is to create a memorable journey of flavors and an experience to be shared with friends, family, and those you love.
Orlando, Florida
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best shopping center restaurant ever”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

My husband and I had one of the best meals of our dining lives here in August, 2013. The service was fantastic, but the food was out of this world good. We ate on a Sunday afternoon with another couple who love in New Smyrna. SRV is there favorite place in town.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Karen R
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Miami
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in New Smyrna Beach”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

The Spanish River Grill is a gem hidden away in the corner of the beach-side Publix shopping center. This upscale cuisine is both creative, delicious and reasonable. Spanish River Grill has the kind of menu, quality of service, and creativity of dishes that one would expect to find in true foodie" cities in larger metro areas. While there are a handful of unique and good restaurants in New Smyrna that stand out, Spanish River Grill is the sole upscale restaurant without peers.

Chef Henry Salgado is genuinely creative, clever, and precise. The kitchen here is consistent, and uses high quality and fresh ingredients, and provides a spectacular gastronomic experience. Their fish tacos are among the best you will experience anywhere, and the Roasted Sour Orange Free Range Chicken is an artistic and labor-intensive creation that is simply spectacular. Not to be missed - the "Jelly Donut" is not a dessert, but rather a very unique presentation of conch fritters with a sweet and spicy taste that is delicious. I could give more praise for the excellent service, and overall dining experience, but will simply say - if you seek the best food experience of a 5-star restaurant in New Smyrna, in which you are still welcomed in shorts and sandals, you should experience The Spanish River Grill.

  • Visited July 2014
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7 Thank Richard P
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Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Awesome Food”
Reviewed 11 July 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Spanish River Grille has incredible food and nice atmosphere. Somewhat pricey but worth it for special occassions

Visited July 2014
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3 Thank djmooser
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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
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“Super Mega Overpriced Food for pretentious people”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

While the Jelly Donuts are a must, As a tourist I did not like this place at all. I am assuming only rick, pretentious people go here. The Jelly donuts which an appetizer were 15 dollars. If you go here be prepared to dress nice and deal with a bunch of people trying to be pretentious

The food was nothing to be worth paying a 140 dollar bill between two people. At All. 2 drinks and appetizer and two fried snappers. We ordered a Red Snapper at MP (otr fault for not asking how much it was) they told us they were out and they would bring us a Yellow Snapper, then they said they were out and brough us a HOG Snapper which was very small. They still charged us "market Price" Ridiculous.

While they are creative and try to be creative with their prices...I went to two other sea food places out there, and there was far better tasty food (Including a seafood bar/Grill) and Oceans Seafood Beachside.

Unless you are prepared to spend a lot of money on overpriced food that is overrated go here. The ambience is nice, but the restaurant is crowded and way small and loud so if youre trying for a quiet date, forget it.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Aye007
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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64 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A Birthday Treat”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Using a coupon received on my recent birthday, the Spanish River Grill (SRG) was one of our first stops during this year's vacation in New Smyrna Beach. One of our favorite restaurants, and this visit did nothing to change that opinion. Terrific food and service. The Paella was great!

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank pwalther
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