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Spanish Gardens - CLOSED

80925 Overseas Hwy, MM 51, Islamorada, FL 33050
+1 305-664-3999
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
17 Jan 2017
“Are you reallly closed?!?”
19 Jul 2016
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Seafood, Spanish, Steakhouse, Bar, Mediterranean, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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80925 Overseas Hwy, MM 51, Islamorada, FL 33050
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11 - 20 of 231 reviews

Reviewed 2 August 2015

My favorite restaurant in Islamorada! We started with the Seafood ceviche, octopus, shrimp and scallops, then the Sunshine Salad, finishing off with the Spicy Octopus. The flavors were awesome! Service was excellent throughout dinner and Chef Jose' even came out to check on the guests....More

1  Thank DavidGaryAK
LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

WOW!!! Thank you or the wonderful review and great compliment....we so enjoy when guests enjoy our Spanish cuisine and atmosphere of what we provide as a little different...Thank you for sharing your evening and list of your favorites..

Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

We had two locals recommend we eat here. The food was incredible. The venue very intimate_be sure to make a reservation. We ate the white bean salad which is really enough for two! The bread and oil mix was so good, we asked for seconds....More

2  Thank Krista B
LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

thank you for coming in to Spanish Gardens cafe on the advice of others...you were a good sport to try the squid yourself and we enjoyed the excitement of you having a nice evening with us...look forward to your next visit and sharing your experience...More

Reviewed 24 July 2015

this is the best restaurant in Islamadora without doubt.the paella was as good as anything you get in Spain and the cervice was so fresh it almost swam off the plate and the've got ice cold Alberino wine from spain. the perfect evening.

1  Thank david472015
LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

Authentic!!!! Thank you!!! Chef Jose takes pride in every dish he creates from his homeland of Spain...Thank you for such a nice review and sharing your experience..

Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

If you love to eat amazing, authentic delicacies, look no further! This boutique, gastronomic pearl is just waiting for you to discover! The ambience is quaint; service is impeccable! The ceviche was divine...fresh and generous! The conch cakes (fritters)were served over fresh arugula and red...More

1  Thank Teachyourchildrenwell
LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

well you both were a treat!!! We are happy and proud when guest enjoy our place and take the time to post a very nice review....BUT... In your case i can't remember when someone oooooed in awe over every single morsel...you were so much fun...More

Reviewed 13 July 2015

Knowing that we'd be on The Keys for a few days eating a LOT of fresh seafood, we wanted a change of pace. WE GOT IT! I'll write in English.I too have spent considerable time in Espana, so I feel qualified to pass judgement. Four...More

1  Thank Ted T
LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review...and for trying some of our newest dishes as in the Leeks and poussin Rouge aka saffron fowl...it was fun having you explore the different tastes and give us a little feed back so appreciated...

Reviewed 9 June 2015

This review is a little late in coming. We ate here in mid-May ('15) and it was absolutely the highlight of our trip. We travel to Spain often and are used to the many michelin starred restaurants there as well as the excellent pinxto bars....More

1  Thank Patsy D
LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

I'm so thrilled you found us and enjoyed your visit to our little taste of Spain in the Keys!! Thank you taking the time to share your experience !! So look forward to you visiting us again

Reviewed 7 June 2015

We first stumbed onto this tiny treasure when they hosted a fundraiser for an animal charity...and we've been glad ever since! There are only around 10-tables so you really get intimate, friendly service including a visit from the chef. The walls are adorned with gorgeous...More

1  Thank floridacatfan
LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

Amazing review!! thank you for coming and being repeat guests at Spanish Gardens Cafe we so appreciate when guests enjoy what we do and pass it forward

Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

This place was incredible. We got the Garlic Gulf Shrimp, Beef Tenderloins and Fresh Fish. Every part of the meal was delicious, even the bread and garlic brought to the table.

1  Thank David198343b
LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying dinner at Spanish Gardens cafe and taking the time to let others know about us

Reviewed 22 April 2015

My husband and I visited Spanish Gardens as we had tried to last year but it was closed. The reviews all looked great so we gave it a try. We had a reservation and when we arrived we had to wait whilst others (people which...More

1  Thank ewybrant
LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

HMMMMM! very confused on this review...Thank you for trying to come back in after a year...yes we understand that our Tapas are larger portions..we tried the traditional way when we started 9 years ago before anyone here knew what a Tapa was..now everyone is in...More

Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

Delicious! A must on the island! We enjoyed the Paella for two. It was amazing and huge! Great assortment of seafood. We had to take half of it home. Can't wait to enjoy the leftovers!

2  Thank purplenimen
LynnyThompson, Owner at Spanish Gardens, responded to this review

Glad you enjoy the Paella for 2 such a traditional delight...How were the leftovers?? Look forward to your next visit

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 35
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80925 Overseas Hwy, MM 51, Islamorada, FL 33050
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
  • Phone Number: +1 305-664-3999
  • E-mail
We use Imported ingredients and the freshest seafood and produce..Along with Grass Fed Beef....We put a lot of care and love in our authentic dishes and we enjoy our guests...Spanish wines, Homemade Sangria and a Full Bar add a nice touch with a romantic artsy backdrop. So come in and enjoy our Tapas!