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171 7TH, Moss Beach, CA 94038
+1 650-728-9030
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:45
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

we loved going to Gibraltar! we always had excellent food there and it was fun to see the chef and crew creating their lovely dishes in the open kitchen.

Thank lindycalifornia
Half Moon Bay, California
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We went here - 2 on a date - for a nice dinner. It did not work out that way. Te place was pertinacious and lacked a good menu range to please the pallet. All in all we never went back. If most people had that experience, they should have closed.

Thank jjtravels2015
Montara, CA
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Cafe Gibraltar was the best restaurant on the coast; Jose Luis was an inspired and tireless chef; but the restaurant is no more. Sadly.

1 Thank Maggiejake
Montara, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

Cafe Gibraltar is out of the way and missed by many visitors. It is on the frontage road that parallels Highway 1, but worth the detour. They also cater.

Thank Granny61
Northern California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

Wonderful Mediterranean restaurant. Flavor, flavor, flavor! I have never had a less-than-memorable meal there.

Thank NorCalfemale
San Francisco
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

A lovely restaurant with great food, with wonderful service and decor.. The co-owner/host (Liam) was very personable and truly engaged in our dinner, which was part of an anniversary weekend in Half Moon Bay. We dined in one of four open "booths" with floor seating (on pillows). One of the most relaxing meals I have ever had and resulted in... More 

Thank Dude12345
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

this is one of those restaurants who will not seat you at a table without a reservation even when the restaurant is only one third full. My wife and I arrived at about 6PM on a Thursday night. There were very few diners but they only would seat us at the bar. We asked when we could get a reservation... More 

1 Thank nsp19
Half Moon Bay, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Can be great with friends or for an intimate romantic dinner (choose the booth).Great choices for fresh seafood, vegetarian, teak, or lamb specials. Their sampler platter is a good appetizer choice. Save room for the creme brule or tangerine sorbet. All fresh local ingredients. Can be busy on weekends. Only open for dinner. Mid week is very pleasantly quiet, food... More 

Thank Wolfie1901
San Francisco
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301 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

Cafe Gibraltar is just a short 10 minute drive up the coast from Half Moon Bay. A little hard to find, so use your GPS. The food is a bit eclectic, but mostly middle eastern, but the quality!! Every dish we had was outstanding and fresh, the taste combinations stimulating, the preparation excellent. It is considered the finest restaurant on... More 

Thank OmarKhayyam
Moss Beach, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

This is my favorite restaurant on the coast. The delicious crudos are whatever fish is the most fresh, combined with subtle herbs and spices, every entree is distinctive and the desserts are worth saving space for.

1 Thank Bonnie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:45
17:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 7TH, Moss Beach, CA 94038
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Moss Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 650-728-9030

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