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Cafe Alcazar

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25 Granada St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4387
+1 904-825-9948
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11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

Great little find inside of the old swimming pool in what was once the Ponce de Leon hotel. I had a Greek salad, and would order it again. The staff will even give you a little booklet on the history of the place while you wait, and it is surrounded by cute little shops.

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1 Thank Christina V
Augusta, Georgia
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

We took a trip to visit friends in Jacksonville and went to St. Augustine for the day. Our friends took us to lunch at Café Alcazar. Now a restaurant at the bottom of a pool might sound a little touristy and gimmicky, but that is not the case. Although it is in the bottom of what use to be the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

I have eaten at many latino restaurants in my time (being of latino origin), but have never tasted food that was so below average by latino standards than this place. I guess it is true what they say you re only good as your next ____ (fill in blank).

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Thank halliod
Saint Augustine, Florida
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

Nothing like having lunch is a dried pool! Awesome atmosphere, piano player, nice food. A bit pricey, but hey, it's St Augustine. Very cool history to the place. Also went to a gala there. Nicely done

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Thank keeperlight
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

This is a very special restaurant. Residents love everything about the Cafe Alcazar. Why? Ambience is great...how often can you have lunch in the largest indoor swimming pool built in 1880s, and of course the water is gone, and food is also great. It isn't the typical hyped greasy fried food venue. I happen to like the humus sandwich, if... More 

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3 Thank Sam M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

We visited and were impressed with the ambience. Unfortunately , the crepes and shrimp pasta looked and tasted as though it came from the microwave.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

We had a delightful lunch at the Cafe Alcazar, accompanied by soft piano music. What a great time. Service was good, food was wonderful. Nice portions, a little limited, buy very nice. To bad they don't offer dinner. The wine list was also very nice. Overall... Wonderful.

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1 Thank MargeDEP
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

Very interesting little cafe to eat at while visiting the Lightner Museum. The cafe is located where the pool once was. Great atmosphere. Loved the stained glass pieces. Not to mention the guitar player who played while we were dining.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

This is a lovely place for lunch. Bring your Lightner Museum ticket for a discount. You will be seated within the pool chared by the ladies and gents. Yeah!

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1 Thank Kenneth K
St Augustine
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

You can tell your friends that you, "ate in the deep-end of the pool"! And you will enjoy it. This is the same owner of the Greek Rest. and Diner here in town, and you can tell. The daily specials are enticing and always delicious, and the standard menu is full of great - time tested - dishes. But we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Granada St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4387
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-825-9948
Description
Casual fine dining in what was once the world's largest swimming pool. Offering international cuisine for lunch daily, and a special Art Walk dinner from 6PM to 9PM on the First Friday Art Walk of each month. Reservations recommended. Private events also available, please contact restaurant for details.

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