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Cafe Sevilla San Diego has been dedicated to providing the true essence of Spanish culture, music, and cuisine since 1987. Located in the heart of downtown San Diego, Cafe Sevilla is proud to offer the most authentic Spanish ambiance in their tapas bar, restaurant, and nightclub.

Café Sevilla specializes in Spanish tapas or small plates, which are great for a fun, interactive, and sharable dining experience. Menu offerings include a variety of over 30 award-winning tapas as well as traditional paellas, fresh seafood, and savory meat dishes. We also feature a large variety of Spanish wines and refreshing sangrias.

One can enjoy live Gypsy Kings style music in the tapas bar as well as a Flamenco Dinner Show on the weekends!

Cafe Sevilla of San Diego
4.3
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Trev
Trev
14:16 04 Feb 24
Absolutely captivated by this place! During my vacation from DC, I stumbled upon this gem, and the experience was... nothing short of amazing. The Paella, a culinary masterpiece, transported me back to the enchanting flavors of Rota, Spain. The appetizers were a delightful prelude, and the sangria was a symphony of flavors. Every bite and sip resonated with the essence of Spain. If you’re craving an authentic taste of Spain, this restaurant is a must-visit. Immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance and savor the exquisite food – it’s an experience that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression. Give it a try; you won’t be disappointed!read more
Eileen Bergin
Eileen Bergin
04:08 30 Jan 24
Ordered the Waffle Breakfast Sandwich Stack(Sugared Belgium waffle topped with applewood smoked bacon, avocado, fried... egg & bacon gravy; Served with fresh berries & Spanish fries). If you have a sweet tooth like me, you find the combination of everything surprisingly superbly delicious.My husband tried the 9-course Tapas for bunch. It allows you to try a variety types of Tapas to help you decide what you would be interested in have the best time.They gifted us for our wedding anniversary a scrumptious bread pudding.The atmosphere was very friendly andhospitable.read more
Justin Crapps
Justin Crapps
18:49 24 Jan 24
Had a great time at a business dinner. We had between 20 and 30 people present. We ordered the 5 course dishes.... Everyone enjoyed their dinner and all the different contrasting flavors. Service was good and the restaurant offered a great social atmosphere.read more
Alice Hou
Alice Hou
23:10 23 Jan 24
I booked a table online in advance, and the check-in at the entrance was smooth with the reception. Our visit coincided... with happy hour, where we tried various Spanish dishes like tapas and paella. The Mushroom & Fig Coca "Barcelona Style Flatbread" was a tasty starter with unique flavors. We also enjoyed Calamares Fritos and Baked Empanada Duo. The highlight was the Family Size Traditional Paella Valenciana, a generous dish with Mussels, Clams, Calamari, Shrimp, Chicken, and Grilled Sausages.For drinks, we chose Craft Sangrias, and the Red Zin sangria was a favorite with Brandy, Lemon, Strawberry, and Red Zin. The diverse sangria options added to the overall experience. A live band started playing at 7 pm, creating a lively atmosphere. The live music enhanced the dining experience.We ended our meal with the BASQUE CHEESECAKE, a delicious dessert with Orange, Vanilla, Mascarpone, Cream Cheese, and Licor 43. Our waitress was friendly and energetic, contributing to the positive experience.read more
Louisiana Texas
Louisiana Texas
16:07 16 Jan 24
I enjoyed the smoked fig old fashion and traditional paella it was lovely. But the best part of the night was when... someone Meena called me back to make sure my questions were answered from earlier in the day. I forget the 3 servers who assisted me but they were absolutely phenomenalread more
khyati patel
khyati patel
06:22 28 Dec 23
The paella’s were amazing and authentic The cold tapas we ordered were okay. The tomato sauce on top of the bread was a... bit more tarty. The atmosphere was really vibrant and the location on the gas lamp quarter was a plus. Overall a good date night location.read more
Melissa Lim
Melissa Lim
19:10 15 Nov 23
Really beautiful space and delicious food! Our server was really great and helpful, accommodated us wanting to split... the bill too. We split beef empanadas which were delicious, and a paella (single portion between two people) which was just enough food. The price was a little expensive, but overall, it was a good experience.read more
E. Dominic Black
E. Dominic Black
01:31 09 Nov 23
Excellent food, good service. Wait for a table inside, especially if they have live music. Fun atmosphere inside.... Fantastic menu!read more
Jordan Malone
Jordan Malone
04:21 28 Oct 23
We held a large party for a local manufacturing company. We had 50 people more or less. The servers were not prepared... and there was 1 waitress. It took forever to get drinks . Food was good and the atmosphere was good. I wouldnt bring large grouos here. I came here 5 years before with my date. That was a fun time dancing all night long.read more
Laurel Egan Kenny
Laurel Egan Kenny
04:32 23 Oct 23
I don't want to admit that I spent 7 hours at Cafe Sevilla. My colleague and I held court in a quasi outdoor table and... invited other colleagues to visit with us at this central location with some of the best Tapas and drink (Get the Pear/Cider Sangria) I've experienced. We literally stumbled upon the restaurant on our way to an event to grab a (small) bite. We ordered grilled octopus, ceviche boat (Tuna + shrimp + spicy octopus) + cheesecake) All outstanding! And as amazing as the food was, the service was even better. Prime spot with plenty of outdoor, indoor and patio seating.read more
Stephanie Monteilh
Stephanie Monteilh
13:38 27 Sep 23
We love Cafe Sevilla! We went to the flamenco dinner show on our honeymoon and just went this weekend to celebrate our... 9th wedding anniversary. The staff are polite and attentive, the food is delicious and the talent and show fabulous!read more
Gabrielle Cioffi-Dinkel
Gabrielle Cioffi-Dinkel
01:18 27 Sep 23
Such a cool place for tapas style food! This restaurant has an authentic atmosphere with good service, and better food.... Highly recommend the red sangria to drink!read more
Theresa_ SoCalRealty
Theresa_ SoCalRealty
11:39 23 Sep 23
Sevilla Restaurant and Tapas Bar is a popular dining destination located in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter.... Offering an extensive menu of Spanish and Mediterranean-inspired dishes, as well as an impressive selection of wines and cocktails, Sevilla is a great spot for a night out with friends or a romantic dinner for two.One of the highlights of Sevilla is their tapas selection. Small plates like the bacon-wrapped dates, grilled asparagus, and patatas bravas are perfect for sharing and are bursting with flavor. The paella is a must-try for those looking for a heartier meal, and the seafood paella is particularly delicious.The restaurant itself has a lively and vibrant atmosphere, with live music and dancing on certain nights. The decor is warm and inviting, with exposed brick walls, colorful Spanish tiles, and ornate iron fixtures. The service is friendly and attentive, making for an overall enjoyable dining experience.Overall, Sevilla Restaurant and Tapas Bar is a great spot for those looking for a tasty meal and a fun night out in San Diego.read more
Pavan Khinda
Pavan Khinda
04:28 18 Sep 23
Overall a decent experience, the traditional paella and flan were delicious. The tuna tartare tower was decent but was... missing a citrus component, would ask for a lime wedge if possible. If it was made with guacamole it would have been perfect. The scallops were overcooked and charred on the bottom, would advise against.read more
Josh Studrawa
Josh Studrawa
15:54 21 Aug 23
Absolutely fantastic food, and service. We stopped in due to the rainstorm from the hurricane without knowing what to... expect. So glad we did!Heriberto explained not only the menu (because Americans suck at other cultures) but also the background on various dishes and even the flavor profiles and spices. We had the lamb skewer, potatoes brava and the short ribs to start. Omfg! Lamb marinaded in honey, lime, garlic and Moorish spices is absolutely heaven! Add in French bread and a nice black tea.... Wonderful.Music was not too loud, which is hard to do with live music. Great atmosphere and ambiance. Felt comfortable and welcoming.As I told Heriberto, it may be his job but it was our night for a great experience that he was a big part of. Hats off to the restaurant, chef, and Heriberto.Thank you for a wonderful night during a once in a lifetime "hurricane". 👍read more
Ivy Ebanks
Ivy Ebanks
00:17 17 Jul 23
Hands down one of the best restaurants in Downtown San Diego. The space is large, dark and lively with an upstairs... dining room & an authentic Spanish atmosphere with live music performances including salsa, merengue, bachata, you name it, they make sure to get people out of their seats to dance..The decor is classic with curved iron hand rails on the staircase, a wooden bar top and Spanish detailing such as hand painted tiles and stone that line the edges of their tables. I went here for the first time at the height of spring and sat at the bar with an old friend during happy hour and we had a grand ol’ time..The menu is huge and it’s a tapas bar so there’s many options & pairings. Forewarning, this place is SUPER pricey. Between the two of us with the HH (happy hour) discount the bill was upwards of $70. Nonetheless, it was worth the experience. The bartender chatted us up, refilled our cups before they went empty & it was fun watching people who don’t dance salsa be moved by the music enough to get up and move their body. I ordered the papas brava & a strawberry mojito. I told the bartender to make it taste like juice; it was like an adult version of a berry Italian ice with a dash a mint; lovely to say the least. The papas were buttery, warm and soft and had a crispy outer layer; baked phresh & golden..This place is great for late night outings, live music & cute dates as they have a street patio and often have more of a bossa nova vibe for music out there so not too loud, but easy listening. A must go in Downtown San Diego!read more
Michelle Bolton
Michelle Bolton
23:07 03 Jul 23
The place is absolutely gorgeous indoors.It has an old school, yet sexy Spanish vibe.We ordered an array of dishes... and a tempranillo flight. We were not disappointed. Our waitress was truly pleasant and welcoming.The highlight of the evening was the café bombon. The only gripe was that it wasn't served in a larger cup.read more
Dai Davies
Dai Davies
20:16 29 Jun 23
We were early evening … so quiet. Warm welcome,wonderful personal service. lovely ambience. It was ‘Happy Hour’ …... splendid Margaritas 👍. We went for the traditional Paella 🥘 Valenciana which was very tasty and wonderful. Just one thing, we sought ‘guidance’ and was assured that the ‘single’ was sufficient for ‘two individuals’ we are not big eaters… but it wasn’t 😳. Maybe ‘family size’ supposedly for 4 would have been a better choice. 👌👍😂read more
S Burton
S Burton
18:44 12 Jun 23
love Love LOVED IT!!! Bought tickets for my husband and I and we had an absolute blast! We didn't know that there would... also be a fabulous belly dancer there as well, so it was a very nice treat. We would definitely return and HIGHLY recommend.read more
Аlisa Paludeti
Аlisa Paludeti
22:38 06 Jun 23
Sevilia is a good place to go for anyone seeking a Spanish restaurant experience! We had a blast exploring it during... Memorial Weekend.Granted, there was a wait of around 35 minutes, which was a bit of a bummer. They don't even take your phone number, so you have to stick it out in line near the restaurant, which isn't the most thrilling experience.Once we finally got seated, it was at a tall two-deck table that wasn't the most convenient, but we were hungry and didn't want to wait for another table to free up.The ambiance at Sevilla is truly something special. The interior design and lighting create an atmosphere that stands out, and the band playing a mix of Spanish and American tunes was outstanding! Their music elevated the lively vibe of the place.Despite the seemingly spacious indoor area, it fills up quickly, so I'd recommend making a reservation in advance. The wait for our food was about 40 minutes, but the classic paella with seafood was a true delight. I must admit, though, that the tapas were heavy for my taste, and the fillings lacked a flavor. Nevertheless, the overall experience was enjoyable.So I advice to make a reservation, and then savor the traditional cuisine, and soak up the lively vibes at Sevilia.read more
Christina Huynh
Christina Huynh
01:25 29 Apr 23
Really liked the beef empanadas, scallops, and paella. The pan con tomate was just ok. The service was great! Enjoyed... the patio for lunch.read more
Jordan thinks
Jordan thinks
03:05 21 Mar 23
So I visited this with absolutely no previous experience in San Diego, and I have to say. I think I was expecting more... from the place. The service impeccable our server was as polite and quick as he could manage. The atmosphere I dare to say that it might have to do with the time of day, but it had live music. Food now here is the percentage that decreases my rating, approximately 40 minutes to get two slices of bread with tomato paste. Paella did not have seasoning, and it was pretty bland. Tapas were interesting, too greasy parts of it with burnt parts, the only redeemable thing was potatoes with sauce, the sauce had an explosion of flavor, and the potatoes well done and crispy.But yeah, maybe it was me, but the food did not meet expectations.read more
Ray Kim
Ray Kim
18:31 20 Feb 23
First found this place over 30 years ago and it's still one of my favorite destinations in San Diego. Decades later... their sangria is still the best I've had in California, the food is incredibly good, and the location is beautiful even if I miss the cozy old location on 4th Ave. A wonderful place to visit if you like or want to try Spanish food and even catch some great music.read more
Aleksandra Morel
Aleksandra Morel
06:10 02 Jan 23
Wow! Impressive! This space is so beautifully decorated. We had paella and shared it. It was definitely delicious. We... had few tapas, my son ordered ceviche, it was on the spicy side, great flavors. Sangria flight is great, my favorite being a pear flavor, right sweetness, well balanced. It was a consensus of our table, we all voted pear flavor to be the most delicious out of 4 flavors. Great atmosphere, great music. Check it out!read more
Griffen Stapp
Griffen Stapp
02:44 05 Dec 22
A sensational exotic experience with food and music that fit the atmosphere. We had some friends who told us about... their friend who sang here and couldn’t resist checking it out.The setting is fantastic and has a darker setting inside with Spanish style pieces hanging all over. The music that normally plays is great, but we wanted to check out the couple female singers who were set that evening.They had an extensive menu but they also had a family style menu that we decided to check out given the few of us that were dinning. We started with some drinks, and i Highly recommend the sangria it was delicious and they sold it in pitchers.They brought out some appetizers, some samosas, as well as some rice dishes. Next they brought out the entrees of paella and meatballs, followed by the cuts of chickens on skewers. They also brought out desert to end the evening.The music was fantastic and not to loud. The food was great the music was great and the prices completely reasonable. Check out this experience!read more
Durvank Yewle
Durvank Yewle
01:41 03 Dec 22
Absolutely loved this place. Particularly the music and ambience. It is lit every evening, the whole street is but this... place has all the vibes you want. Date check; friends meet up check; family, maybe notThe staff, particularly the bar tender, is not that great so a star less but that doesn’t make this place any less!! Must visit when in San DeigoTry their Spanish sour or old fashioned - a very different drink than usual!read more
Enakshi Chanda
Enakshi Chanda
06:37 03 Oct 22
A very happening place with good music and vibe. The servers are very friendly and responsive. The Daily baked bread is... highly recommended. The Grilled Pulpo Romesco is also recommended for people who enjoy Octopus meat. A bit disappointed with the mushroom paella. The taste could be improved. I’ve had much better mushroom Paella’s before. Overall, a nice place for lively dinner.read more
Manuel Navedo
Manuel Navedo
20:33 14 Sep 22
Located in the middle of the Gaslamp quarters, this place may be too touristy. Nonetheless, during this visit, the food... was above average and with great flavor. The sangria was good and we ended up ordering a big carafe. The service could be improved but overall will recommend to visit.read more
Stephen Donnelly
Stephen Donnelly
23:52 05 Sep 22
Been here twice for happy hours & dinner. Once with my family before the padres game and once before a night out. Both... times it was phenomenal. Live music played outside provides get ambienceread more
Alicia Adrian
Alicia Adrian
03:31 31 Aug 22
We sat at the bar and Destiny took care of us. She timed all of our meals perfectly apart so that we could enjoy every... part or our 5-course meal but not be too full to eat the next portion. She was very attentive all night and had a great attitude all aroundread more
Taylor Lubecki
Taylor Lubecki
22:31 16 Aug 22
Super great atmosphere and food here. Both times I went over the weekend and there was love music. If you go before 6... you can probably get a table, but after that I would recommend a reservation especially if it's more than 2 people. The food was delicious and I definitely plan to go back!read more
Robyn O'Brien
Robyn O'Brien
17:11 29 Jul 22
Great food, good drinks. The hostess and servers seemed a little bedraggled and somewhat absent, but it was late when I... stopped for dinner. I saw many couples dressed to dance. Great music. Cool vibe. Easy walk from many downtown hotels.read more
Andrew Wong
Andrew Wong
00:52 24 Jul 22
Food was very good. I had their traditional paella. It was good, well cooked, & delivered in a timely manner. ... Service was a bit spotty due to the Comic-Con crowds which was understandable. Would recommend it.read more
Noemi Cabrera (Mimi)
Noemi Cabrera (Mimi)
19:28 06 Jul 22
Loved the location, food, vibes & live music!! The Charcuterie board was absolutely devine!! We sat outside on our... evening visit & it was perfect. The server had great costumer service. My only complaint would be the suited up gentleman that runs the outside & decided to grab my arm when I was walking to my table w/ my drink in hand from the inside of the restaurant, but apparently I wasn't suppose to. I respect rules, had I known that rule. His approach was tasteless, but I wouldn't let his lack of professionalism keep me from coming back when we visit San Diego again.read more
Monae Chavez
Monae Chavez
08:05 01 Jun 22
A M A Z I N G!! We went here for brunch on Memorial Weekend. The ambiance is chill and fun, the food is delicious,... cocktails off the chain, and our waiter EDIBERTO was on point with everything. We had a wonderful dining experience from beginning to end! We will return for sure!read more
Pranjali Bhandari
Pranjali Bhandari
05:09 28 Apr 22
This is a great place with great vibes. There was live music, a band performing for indoor guests and a separate one... for outdoor guests as well!The seating area is huge with downstairs seating, upstairs seating and an outdoor seating section. Although expect a long wait time during the weekends, especially for indoor seating. We were told to wait for 15 mins, but ended up waiting 45 mins, and eventually we got a seat at the bar, not even a table! That was a little disappointing.As expected there were wait times for food, we really enjoyed queso fondido and paella.The bar serves really great drinks as well.We really enjoyed the vibes at this place with live music, and few guests dancing along with tables made the place more lively!I’d recommend visiting this place for a Spanish restaurant experience.read more
Amy
Amy
22:06 12 Feb 22
Good food, a little pricey but good ambiance! There's always a bit of a wait to get a table. They have good live music.... the lower level and the seating outside is nice!read more
John Farina
John Farina
22:39 06 Feb 22
This restaurant is outstanding. The food was excellent. Everything was prepared perfectly and tasted amazing. We had a... big group and they easily accommodated us. Our server was absolutely the best. She even assisted our gluten-free friend to make sure she was well taken care of. There were plenty of options for our vegans too. Lastly, the singer was terrific. Highly recommended.read more
Irene Palacios
Irene Palacios
00:59 23 Jan 22
Went for my anniversary and had a fantastic time. My boyfriend ordered the 9 course tapas. HIGHLY recommend especially... with the bottomless mimosas. Alex was such a great server and very mindful. Would def come backread more
Swathi V
Swathi V
19:05 12 Jan 22
Great vibes and service at Cafe Sevilla.Service and staff were friendly and attentive (she noticed our drinks didn't... look right and got it changed).They have live music later in the evenings which was brilliant and created a festive feel.read more
Veronica Martin
Veronica Martin
21:58 07 Jan 22
Cafe Sevilla. Yesterday, today and tomorrow. Some of my best memories with friends in my 20’s (20 years ago) happened... at Cafe Sevilla, the club, the bar, and the restaurant. Well brunch this time around was delicious despite pandemic outside seating. We were there for a friend’s birthday and were surprised by a Pet Holiday Parade as background.We all enjoyed the 6 course tapas brunch. Don’t let the 6 course part scare you away. The portions are tapas size, which means small and manageable. The pictures speak for themselves. The food is delicious and masterfully chosen to compliment each other on the board. The bartender was heavy handed with the alcohol and we didn’t complain a bit. Always a great time at Cafe Sevilla!read more
Brianna Vawter
Brianna Vawter
20:54 19 Dec 21
We had a blast here! There was live music and all of the bartenders introduced themselves and were happy to help... anyone. We mainly went for a drink or two and ended up having so much fun We stayed for several drinks and a couple tapas. This is a great place to take friends!read more
Cynthia Beltran
Cynthia Beltran
19:55 01 Nov 21
The tapas were great. I went during happy hour and they have great specials and the cocktails are $8 I believe. I got... the albondigas, highly recommend, and also the calamari. The service was okay. The food came out in a timely manner. They have outside seating and is dog friendly.read more
Brianna Ehrhart
Brianna Ehrhart
19:12 25 Oct 21
The server and food were outstanding! Our server (Cale?) was so attentive and well-informed about the menu. The food... was all amazing. We ordered 7 dishes and were impressed by each one. So flavorful and authentic. The sangria was some of the best we ever had.read more
Ms Coffee AKA Amy Grady, BSW
Ms Coffee AKA Amy Grady, BSW
23:47 22 Oct 21
I had SO much fun at this restaurant! Got together with friends and the food, vibe and place was all on point! Let me... tell you they need to give TYLER our waiter a raise. So attentive big smile always and you could tell that he enjoyed his job! Thank for make our night so fun and attention to detail was fabulous! The food was delicious. I don't know where you found that sausage in out pia' but it put my Chicago sausages back home to shame! And that 🍋 dessert...so magnificent!!! We will be back soon!read more
reglagirl
reglagirl
21:50 21 Aug 21
Flavors are amazing ( it's those Moors 🤣👍)and I recommend going with a table full of friends and ordering family style,... sharing tasty tapas and sharing paella dishes as well as a few choice entrees and dessert. The servers are always attentive, interesting live music last night and different each time I've been there.The tapas baby back ribs are really special, because of the spices and the presentation and a three cheese w/veg bake dip, (which I wished there was a bucket of )and I'm now a full fan of paella, which I didn't like before this tasting the way they prepare it here. It's light but rich with flavors.And I had a coffee with dessert, SO good, it was unbelievable. Yep. Just a coffee. With heated cream on the side, beautiful cups, crystal sugar wand stirrer, freshly brewed, freshly ground beans, I think.So, there's good reason why this place is no secret. I've had 2 Lyft drivers tell me how they love Cafe Sevilla as they take me there.read more
Victoria Johnson
Victoria Johnson
02:24 05 Aug 21
Looked up dinner places near my hotel and found this gem. Had great drinks and tapas that made it easy for my husband... and I to try out multiple plates. We each found something we liked. We definitely left super full and happy.read more
Timothy Ingram
Timothy Ingram
03:58 27 Jul 21
Tapas and what else do you need! The service was excellent, the menu options were very deep and absolutely each and... everything we ordered (15 different items) was unique and delicious. One of the best meals that I have enjoyed in decades. A must stop for anyone close enough to enjoy.read more
Jacqueline Sager Hay-Roe
Jacqueline Sager Hay-Roe
12:26 26 Jul 21
This might be one of my favorite restaurants that I have ever visited. Everything is amazing. Sometimes we get the... paella, sometimes we just fill up on tapas. Unfortunately the last time we were there the live music started an hour after it was advertised, so if you're really keen on the music maybe call and check. But you must go here!read more
Jacqueline Teitelbaum
Jacqueline Teitelbaum
22:51 20 Jul 21
Amazing service! Our waitress was so fun, so experienced, and the rest of the staff was extremely pleasant. On top of... it, great food, great wine, and great music! Makes my heart happy to be there.read more
Mark Boisvert
Mark Boisvert
01:16 09 Jul 21
Just go here. Live music, good food, & gas lamp vibes. On top of that decor is pretty epic. Music is pretty loud so if... you're looking for a nice quiet dinner skip this place. If you're looking for a fun party atmosphere this is the place.read more
Shawn Carman
Shawn Carman
18:43 08 Jul 21
I love this place. Anytime I can get to SD, I try and go here. Food is amazing, atmosphere is wonderful, and the... service is impeccable. Try to catch nights with Live music...it just adds to this already special place.read more
Bridget Shows
Bridget Shows
06:55 06 Jul 21
My boyfriend and I were seated and given menus, picked out our entrees and waited for the server to come and what we... had ordered was not available. So it would have been nice if they would have let us know beforehand the unavailable items so that we wouldn’t of had to re-pick. Then upon receiving our plates they did not have an item requested (mashed potatoes) and instead had rice in its place. So naturally, we said we had asked for the mashed potatoes and they told us that they were out. So without letting us know they assumed that the rice in its place would have been fine. The Servers seemed nice, however there was a lack of communication with my date and I on the foods that were available and it was pretty disappointing for the price paid due to not having any food available for the evening.read more
James Pillot IV
James Pillot IV
18:28 20 Jun 21
An absolute must stop place in San Diego! The live music on Thursday night is such a cool experience and all the... bartenders were beyond friendly. I will definitely be coming back next time I'm in town.Also the food is insanely good and everything is pretty reasonably priced.read more
caliqn714
caliqn714
00:47 25 May 21
Amazing tapas and the Sangria is to die for. Great place to dine at and the live Music was definitely a plus. Our... server was great and the management was on top of it, helping out and coming around to call the tables to check on us. The server did put in our appetizer wrong but he fixed the error right away and did credit us at the end. Overall amazing experience and will be back as soon as im back in the area.read more
Ahmad Zaiat
Ahmad Zaiat
14:24 24 May 21
We had a great experience. The food and service were phenomenal, thank you Drew. Drew took his time to explain the... foreign menu to us and made sure we were taken care of. Even my picky kids were impressed by some of the dishes.read more
Nadiely Gois
Nadiely Gois
00:27 13 May 21
Excellent restaurant! The food and music was great. One of the best place I've eat in San Diego. If you go there, ask... for the 5 course menu.. It is a must..read more
Denis Volodko
Denis Volodko
01:48 05 May 21
Good place to spend Friday or Saturday evening with live music. Lovely service but I didn't like the food. We've tried... 5-6 plates and genuinely like only one. Everything else was just mediocre.read more
Brandon Cable
Brandon Cable
20:15 02 May 21
So good. The mango sangria and the waffle breakfast sandwich were amazing!!!! Really everything was amazing. Service... was great. Good music playing in the background. Very dark and laid back vibe inside. Would come back and can highly recommend. Best food we have had in a while.read more
J McBride
J McBride
19:53 30 Apr 21
This is a great spot in SD for authentic Spanish cuisine. I'm a huge paella fan, and they do not disappoint here! Their... tapas are a little bit larger than traditional tapas. The server recommended 4 tapas for the two of us, or if we were going to share a paella, 1 tapas each. This was a very accurate recommendation.The sangria is the way to go drink wise here. I've had the cava and the classic red. The classic red was definitely my personal favorite.It's a little on the pricey side, so it won't be in regular rotation for me, but worth the $$$, so I'll definitely be back.read more
Dan Harasty
Dan Harasty
19:52 30 Apr 21
Tapas were excellent. The sangria was yummy.The service was delightful. Live music was awesome.Alas, the paella was... not all I hoped it would be. (Was expecting lots of saffron. To me the flavor was more of Worcestershire.) Maybe the problem is this: I really want to like paella, but maybe I don't.read more
Ivan Flores
Ivan Flores
15:57 01 Apr 21
Wouldn't go back. Took the family and everyone was disappointed. We went on a Tuesday night and they were out of... several menu items. We ordered paella which was good. Service was good. Small were decent but not good enough to go back.read more
Claudette Gadsden
Claudette Gadsden
21:51 16 Mar 21
Everything is so good, I don't know where to start. Black seafood paella. Flat bread. Shrimp taco. Yum!!
Inese Franzke
Inese Franzke
22:22 13 Mar 21
Love the place. Food is excellent. Service, particularly if you have Carlo as your server, is superb. Don't over... look the Spanish tortilla. Usually this is a nice filler food as background to the more interesting choices. Here it is insanely good. We ordered a second serving of it. Later visit, service still very good, but check who's cooking. The insanely delicious and wonderful tortilla reverted to nice filler food. Not going to give up on the place.read more
guadalupe gomez
guadalupe gomez
15:22 27 Feb 21
Amazing food. I recommend the tour of Spain 5 course meal.Service had opportunities but I am definitely going back.
Will Carpenter
Will Carpenter
15:47 20 Feb 21
To be honest the food was pretty good. The service was great. The espresso martinis leaved a little to be desired.... Despite this above average experience, I’m leaving a 1 star review because this morning, Saturday morning! The owner of this establishment had the audacity to start a construction project in the middle of the street at 630 AM. Like could it not wait for a week day??read more
Asma Bautista
Asma Bautista
14:19 09 Feb 21
Fine dining or simply hanging out, this restaurant is a really good choice. Spanish food is excellent and almost... perfectly cooked. The interior design of the restaurant provides a cozy and romantic!read more
lucas schmidt
lucas schmidt
22:25 17 Jan 21
spanish food and the feeling at this location is great. staff is always nice even when they have a full house. i think... i might become a regular. prices were appropriate. food is like a place in baltimore i liked.read more
Ryker4 W
Ryker4 W
15:25 17 Jan 21
A preferred site for spanish food. I love visiting here. Really nothing but enjoyable experiences here, I'll be back.... Prices that won't shock you.read more
Ben Cruz
Ben Cruz
04:45 28 Oct 20
Came to San Diego to get away since our vacations got cancelled. We were in Sevilla last year for our honeymoon. They... hit the nail on the head. Food excellent. Wine was Great. Exceptional service..."Thanks Rudy"read more
Hermès Espinoza
Hermès Espinoza
09:05 20 Oct 20
It was an excellent service and staff are very professional about their job. The atmosphere is friendly and food are... incredible to enjoy with your family and friends.... we came from New York City to San Diego to celebrate 🍾 her birthday. Thank you very much.read more
mariamyouakim
mariamyouakim
18:30 19 Oct 20
The staff are super friendly and the service was great and fast.We loved their freshly baked bread (although they... charge 7$ for it.. it’s not complimentary)But we didn’t like their traditional paella that much.. the taste is a bit plane and the sausage wasn’t good.The overall experience was good but overpriced (paella for 2 with 60$!!)read more
Elba Frugiuele
Elba Frugiuele
03:43 03 Oct 20
Celebrated my 50 th birthday at cafe Sevilla in San Diego and it was awesome was greeted by the best server named... destiny she was so knowledgeable and her suggestions were delicious beginning with appetizers, main course and great drinks to the best dessert. I highly recommend the food is authentic,flavorful and delicious. Best sangria I have ever had and seafood paella phenomenal. Thank you Destiny for your awesome service you made my birthday dinner awesome❣️We will definitely be back.read more
Anthony Withum
Anthony Withum
22:37 26 Sep 20
Great happy hour. Felt like we were in Spain with outdoor seating and a variety of tapas. Check out their unique... selection of sangria or ecen get a barrel to share with friends!read more
Donna Rose
Donna Rose
03:31 24 Sep 20
There was a group of 10 of us tonight and we were definitely feisty. Sevilla treated us like a champs!! Thank you for... the great time and hospitality!!read more
Alma
Alma
02:40 22 Sep 20
We were there for brunch. We ordered the tapas sampler, breakfast burrito, steak and eggs and a bottle of cava to... share. All great with the exception of the steak. My son ordered it so now he knows unless in a steakhouse you don't risk it. Sorry no pics. The pic I have is of my plate half eaten.read more
Marisol Garcia
Marisol Garcia
06:54 20 Sep 20
Great food. We loved everything we ordered.
Jack McNeill
Jack McNeill
04:56 12 Sep 20
I came from out of town and got take out to our hotel room here two nights in a row..... Every single bite the food was... beyond top notch- try the orange flan for a foodgasm- and specifically I (or we, myself and my girlfriend) wanna thank Holly and the rest of the host staff for being friendly, knowledgeable, and just so wonderful. Make this a must if you like food! 🙌👍read more
Greg Valdez
Greg Valdez
02:48 09 Sep 20
Years and years running we love this place for the best date night in San Diego Gaslamp. Paella is to die for and the... sangria is nectar from the God's.read more
E GA
E GA
14:33 08 Sep 20
Very good sangrias, drinks, food, and customer service
Ashley Allison
Ashley Allison
05:24 06 Sep 20
I called before to confirm the last seating and they said on the phone 9:45pm. We arrived at 9:40 and planned the night... for this time. Once the host greeted us she said they were not taking any more people. I explained we planned the night for this and even called before, and she still said they wouldn't take us. We were only a party of two also, so for them not to seat us even after calling ahead was really unfortunate especially since we made the the trip out just for this place. Very disappointed and not happy with the communication. They should have said a different time on the phone if that was the case instead of wasting our time.read more
ptsenter
ptsenter
04:47 06 Sep 20
Excellent place, we came for 39th anniversary. It was Saturday and they don't accept reservations for Saturdays but... when I mentioned the reason the guy on the phone accepted it. When we came to the place a host recognized the reservation and he remembered the reason and even the number of years. He made sure we got the best place and he relayed the reason to our server. His name is Tyler. The food is excellent. It's in a heart of Gaslamp district. Service is excellent. We enjoy the place.read more
Omar Tate
Omar Tate
10:45 30 Aug 20
Good scene for tasty spanish food. it's so delicious. i had a cousin come into town and she asked me to go back here.... the bill was well within reason for the quality.read more
azin khabazian
azin khabazian
04:15 30 Aug 20
The food is really delicious, we took one type of tapas which the ham was as good as you can find in Spain, the octopus... with the sauce taste perfect, and the creme catalana taste like heaven. It’s just more expensive than you can find in Sevilla.read more
Jenny Koh-Lin
Jenny Koh-Lin
19:33 20 Aug 20
Great place, awesome food, all the tapas cold and hot taste great... We were there during weekend so don't forget... reservation if big party.. there was a line..read more
Franklin Martinez
Franklin Martinez
03:34 15 Aug 20
I love the Kansa City BBQ so much where the original Top Gun was filmed at. The movie was released on May 16th, 1986,... and the scenes that were filmed include Great Balls of Fire and the finale when Maverick and Charlie were dancing to You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling by the Righteous Brothers. I knew that was my dream of coming to the BBQ place and my family and I enjoyed our dinner meal so much. We had brisket, pulled pork, ribs, cheesy corn, and potato salad. Thank you for having us and we love the Tom Cruise movie the best!read more
Nicholas Newsum
Nicholas Newsum
00:57 06 Aug 20
What can I say but perfection. This place transports me to Spain every time. Excellent tapas, great ambiance, and even... better service! SD must!read more
Elizabeth Zamudio
Elizabeth Zamudio
17:45 01 Aug 20
The place is really good! Food is tasty, you can tell they know how to do it! The service was the best, kind, honest... and helpful. Very nice music and ambiance!read more
Doug Martin
Doug Martin
00:30 09 Jul 20
Our server (Stephan) went out of his way to make our dinner date a memorable experience. He helped us pick out just the... right tapas and introduced us to iberico ham.....amazing.I let Stephan pick out the specialty margaritas and the wine. He nailed it every time.Outside dinning was comfortable and private. I wish we lived closer. We would go back there every week.read more
Irene Murphy
Irene Murphy
07:51 08 Jul 20
This is the BEST place ever!!!! Great people, great food and Corey is the best manager ever. He makes sure to take... care of you and goes that extra mile to make sure his customers are happy. The drinks are awesome and they have a great menu selection. Love this place and highly recommend it to everyone.read more
Fred Lozano
Fred Lozano
13:42 04 Jul 20
This place is first rate everything. The entire vibe of the place let's you know that they want your experience to be... memorable. The wait staff is always friendly and attentive. The food is hot and delicious. The atmosphere is inviting. And the sangria will get you good and ready for dancing later. Will most certainly be back.read more
Lucy Gutierrez
Lucy Gutierrez
21:40 30 Jun 20
My Husband and I were visiting SD we did not know where to go. We ended up at Sevilla for brunch.. It was definitely... delicious and the waiter, Kale was super helpful with everything, he knew what went well with what etc. Made everything taste that much better.read more
Ken Pecus
Ken Pecus
23:41 28 Jun 20
Love the vibe and feel of Cafe Sevilla. It is a fine art to create a safe, social distant dining experience, yet make... you feel in the middle of a vibrant lively environment! The food is amazing. Everything from the garlic shrimp to the short rib tapas to the multiple types of croquettes.. simply amazing. But maybe my favorite place anywhere in the world for thr tapas staple of Papas Bravas ( and we have tried them all over Spain). Trust me, order them!read more
Adam Allan
Adam Allan
04:06 22 Jun 20
We had lunch at this restaurant a few times while visiting family and friends. The servers here are just wonderful! We... sat near the ocean and enjoyed the view of our delicious wine and lunch. I just want to say that, in addition to a nice meal, we had a delightful waitress.read more
Betty Lois
Betty Lois
10:53 11 Jun 20
Everything about this place screams only "okay" to me. Food and service are the core items I judge and everything was... very subpar for what I paid with my friends. Our group was greeted by a pleasant waitress and she made some popular recommendations, but I definitely did not feel that it was worth the pricetag slapped on. Checked in for a sampler platter - tastes okay. Traditional Paella - tastes okay. Some shrimp tapas - tasted okay (probably the best dish). Can't really go beyond these descriptions because everything was bland to me. Probably won't be back.read more
Joshua Ward
Joshua Ward
17:46 07 Jun 20
My wife and I decided on this restaurant after spending about 4 hours looking for somewhere to eat for a night out for... an anniversary. My wife is vegetarian and is unable to eat dairy and there was a variety of options available for her. The food was fantastic and service was on point. We made a reservation for 9:00 and got there about 30 minutes early and were asked to wait until 9:00 which is understandable. The atmosphere was good and the live band that night was nice. The music was a little loud in your opinion for what we where expecting but nothing to complain about. We had a few appetizers that we shared with a friend we all had a few drinks and had a meal each. The bill was what we expected. If your looking for something inexpensive this probably isn’t the place but if your willing to pay a bit more for some amazing food and great atmosphere I would definitely recommend.read more
Cesar Silva
Cesar Silva
18:11 31 May 20
Tapas are delicious, live music is great. Great place to enjoy with friends, date or wife😳.
Carroll D
Carroll D
11:05 14 Mar 20
Great tapas. Food was very tasty, tender & fresh. Spanish motif. Quaint restaurant with a more intimate feel. Great for... dates or casual meeting with friends. Wouldn't call it a family restaurant, however.read more
Shawnelle Campbell
Shawnelle Campbell
14:56 10 Mar 20
Difficult to choose entree the menu is stacked, plus everything looked and smelled amazing!! I ordered Paella which was... perfectly prepared! My company's dishes were tasty too! Server was friendly and establishment was clean. 🙂read more
Ask Dr. DJ Sims
Ask Dr. DJ Sims
01:30 01 Feb 20
I went with my friends on a Saturday. The live music is amazing and the food was so delicious. I can't wait to go back!... We danced and then went downstairs to the club and danced some more. We then just decided to come back to the restaurant because the live music was so much better! It was such a fun night out!read more
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