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“Spain in Florida”
Review of Cafe Seville

Cafe Seville
Ranked #9 of 1,435 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The very moment the four of us entered the restaurant Joey Esposito the owner greeted us like friends of the family. Joey introduced the staff to all of us and was very proud to tell us that they have been with him 30 years. Since 1986 this establishment has served inventive and authentic Spainish Cuisine.The decor is very pleasant and the staff is very attentive and helpful.This was our first time here as we celebrated a birthday for one of us in our group.The start of the meal was the bread which is crunchy on the outside but warm with steam rising on the inside and is to die for and is baked on premises.The appetizers are superb and there are many to chose from,we had shrimp in olive oil and garlic and many other herbs as well as the mussels and sliced portobello mushrooms.The bread is great with the sauces from the different starters.The extensive and well thought out menu offers superb choices as well as an additional roving chalkboard with many additional optons.We chose to share two different Paella’s the traditional and the seafood, they were exquisite.This is a do not miss restaurant with cuisine that is great. The homemade deserts just top off the night. Do not forget to get the homemade Sangria made by Judy!! We will without a doubt return to try more choices and was worth our ride.Thanks for a wonderful experience, thanks, Joey!!

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We've read and heard great things about this restaurant and Cafe Seville totally lived up to its​ reputation. The first thing you notice is the nice synergy between everyone who works in the restaurant. The owner is very outgoing and works closely with his staff to make your night/dining experience memorable. The waitstaff is extremely knowledgeable​ - they've been in the food industry for years and are still having fun with each other and diners. Last but not least - the food :)))) Everything is made with great care. We had the shrimp appetizer​ - delicious, salmon mallorca - outstanding, grouper sante fe - excellent, corvina a la salsa verde - wonderful. No question -- all the fish is fresh. The wine list, up and down, is very good - you can find a great bottle to complement dinner. We really enjoyed our dinner and will be back with more friends.

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Joey E, Owner at Cafe Seville, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

It absolutely makes my day to read your review. I will definitely be sharing with the staff. Thank you so much for taking the time! From everyone here at Cafe Seville, thank you for your business.

Sincerely,
-Joey

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Ok we are regulars---but with so many places to go WE STILL LIVE CAFE SEVILLE above the others
Not overpriced, great service and delicious food
The salads are shareable and delicious
The menu items e.g., the Pork chop is huge and delicious. The San Marco seafood dish (not on the menu nor their specials board) is to die for especially if you love seafood!!!

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Joey E, Owner at Cafe Seville, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Henry - your kind words are greatly appreciated. Glad you enjoy the San Marco, I will be sure to share with the staff. Thanks again for your business.

Sincerely,
Joey

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

They bring out a white board on a easel with all the specials before you order. I had the lamb shank and boy was it good. Both service and food were top notch. Ended the meal by telling our waiter that I have lived in New Orleans for 40 years and that was one of the best meals I have ever eaten.

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Joey E, Owner at Cafe Seville, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Can't thank you enough for your kind words. You said it best - "old school"! It really means a lot and we couldn't be more thankful for customers like yourself. From Salle and I, and everyone here at Cafe Seville - we appreciate it and hope to see you soon.

Sincerely,
Joey

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

We had the Paella. The Best Paella we ever had. The staff was impeccable. I thought I was in Little Italy in NYC. And the dessert. I yi yi. We couldn't decide so they brougEvht out 3 desserts for us. Everything was fantastic. We were on vacation and can't wait to go back.

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Joey E, Owner at Cafe Seville, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Laura - Reading your comments made my day. What a compliment. From everyone here at Cafe Seville, we sincerely appreciate it! Next time you are in town we hope you'll visit again.

Sincerely,
Joey

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