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“Still the best in NSB”
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: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
347 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Still the best in NSB”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Totally enjoyed our anniversary dinner. Food was great, Fresh tuna salad in stuffed poblano pepper and the Conche fritter [Jelly donut on the menu] were terrific starters. Cioppino with a hearty broth with overtones of smoked paprika was very Cuban, have had similar in Miami and SanFran and not as good as Chef Henry's dish. Paella was excellent, plenty of mussels, clams some crab and scungilli and loads of shrimp-all cooked to perfection with the local tomato at least heat and still shapely. A nice anniversary surprise was a comped scoop of local ice cream with a cinnamon encrusted plantain and drizzle of chocolate sauce. Had an excellent bottle of Albarino, but do wish more more choice of scotch than Dewars without going to single malts.Like many trendy restaurants, many rums and flavored liquors, but skimpy on senior's hearty browns and whites. Service was perfect, even with a trainee waitress. Still don't like the noise level, but décor has no softness to temper music and loud talkers. Yes, we are senior citizens.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank knife_n_fork32168
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The best place to eat at NSB”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Spanish River Grill for dinner or brunch is the place to go.

Whenever we have a special occasion or out of town guests this is where we go.

The dinner menu has specials that are fresh and local food with a flair.

Brunch is always fun with Spanish River version of Eggs benedict or the crab and avocado version.

You won't be dissappointed

Visited August 2014
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Thank David S
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South Florida, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“They must have plenty of experience fielding complaints. Avoid.”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Two out of six entries weren't bad. The yuca encrusted fish and fish taco were acceptable, but the shrimp taco only had a couple of shrimp.

The calamari was rubbery, but the ceviche was wonderful. Cuban bread was very meh; skip it. The two pork roast entries should have been an embarrassment to be served anywhere--tiny portions more than half fat. Complaints after dinner to the waiter and host were deflected with ease suggesting experience--impressive.

Pricey for what you get. Go somewhere else like Cafe Verde.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank 8theburger
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Central Florida, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Great food but a little on the pricey side but you get what you pay for I guess. make sure you make reservations if you are planning to go on a Fri or Saturday

Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Monica E
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De Leon Springs, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Food was wonderful! Service was great! Specialty drinks were awesome! Wish it weren't so noisy--the music was a little loud and made everyone talk more loudly. But, we will return because the food was fantastic!

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Cheryl Y
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