Cafe Sevilla

555 Fourth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone. (619) 233-5979
Website. www.cafesevilla.com
Email.
  sandiego@cafesevilla.com

Hours. Open 5:00pm - 2:00am
Open 7 days a week
Late Night Dining



Feel like nibbling on some tasty Spanish-style appetizers and sipping authentic sangria while listening to live flamenco or rumba guitarists? Well, then you’d probably seek out a Tapas Bar. On second thought, you’d rather try a full dinner of paella and other Spanish specialties with some fine Rioja wine in an elegant atmosphere. Better look for a gourmet Spanish restaurant. Or maybe you actually feel like cutting loose and dancing up a storm to live salsa music and other Latin flavored tunes. Well, there must be a Latin nightclub around here somewhere…

Believe it or not, you can do all these things and more at one of San Diego's original restaurants in the Gaslamp Quarter, Cafe Sevilla.

It’s truly unique – a combination of Tapas Bar, restaurant and nightclub that covers the gamut of Latin dining and entertainment. In addition to the live music and dancing mentioned above, there's also exciting dinner dance shows on the weekends highlighting Salsa (Thursdays), Tango (Friday) and Flamenco (Saturday) with professional dancers and live music.

 
For "a touch of Spain", the "young power crowd" heads to this "festive" duo where it's "always hopping" thanks in no small part to the "lively" flamenco entertainment (at the Gaslamp flagship on most nights); aficionados recommend the "delicious tapas" ("fun to share") ...
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Tapas are Spanish appetizers or hors d'oeuvres, a few of these tasty little dishes selected from an infinite variety can make a full meal.
Long before the discovery of America it was obligatory for innkeepers to serve food with wine, so a tasty morsel of cured ham, chorizo, cheese or olives were served on a small plate which covered the jug of wine like a lid, top or "tapa."
Tapas are an extension of the spontaneous Spanish character, chosen and eaten at whim, accompanied by wine, sherry, beer or sangria, to be shared with friends in a convivial setting, with folk songs, dance and lively conversation.
 


 Menu


Basque Cheese Course ~ $14.95
Marinated goat cheese in olive oil with fresh herbs

Manchego cheese- from sheep’s milk, firm textured with a full, mildly piquant flavor
Mahon- a soft cheese from cow’s whole milk cheese
with an orange rind obtained by rubbing with olive oil and paprika
Cabrales- a walnut crusted Asturian blue cheese, intense and very buttery
Served with fresh bread, sliced apples and mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette
 

~ From the Tapas Bar ~

Tapa Sampler ~ $19.95
Tortilla Española, Champiñones, Alcachofas & Calamares a la Vinagreta

Tortilla Española ~ $3.95
Savory egg, onion and potato tart, served at room temperature or hot

Alcachofas a la Vinagreta con Jamón ~ $4.95
Artichoke hearts marinated in vinegar and olive oil with cured ham and pimientos

Champiñones a la Vinagreta ~ $4.50
Marinated mushrooms with balsamic vinegar and red onion

Pulpo a la Vinagreta ~ $5.95
Spicy marinated octopus with bell peppers, onion, red wine vinegar and paprika

Calamares a la Vinagreta ~ $5.75
Marinated steamed calamari with bell peppers, onion, red wine vinegar and fresh thyme

Alioli y Salsa de Tomate con Pan ~ $3.95
Homemade Aïoli and Andalusian tomato sauces,
served with fresh country baguette and warm Kalamata olive loaf


 

~ Aceitunas ~

Aceitunas Negras o Verdes ~ $3.95
Super colossal Sicilian green olives or Greek black colossal olives marinated
with a house mix of fresh thyme, rosemary, garlic, shallots, and whole pink and black peppercorns

Aceitunas Rellenas con Anchoa ~ $3.95
Imported Spanish small green olives stuffed with anchovy paste


 

~ Bocadillos ~
Seasoned ciabatta croutons topped with garlic-tomato sauce

Jamón Serrano ~ $8.50
Fine sliced, dried cured ham, a Spanish delicacy

Salmón Ahumado ~ $6.95
Thin sliced smoked salmon, garnished with capers

Queso Manchego ~ $6.75
Imported sheep cheese from La Mancha, a province of Spain

Unto de Aceituna- Tapenade ~ $4.95
Homemade green and black olive spread- a Mediterranean specialty

Bocadillo Platter ~ $9.95
Includes two bocadillos each of Jamón Serrano, smoked salmon and Queso Manchego


 

~ Ensaladas ~

Ensalada Sevillana ~ $3.95
Mixed baby greens tossed in orange citrus vinaigrette, topped with olives,
Manchego cheese, and Mandarin orange wedges

Ensalada a la Parrilla ~ $6.75
Fresh marinated grilled aparagus, zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, sweet bell peppers
and mixed greens with balsamic honey vinaigrette

Ensalada de Espinaca ~ $6.95
Grilled marinated chicken breast over fresh spinach tossed in a warm honey vinaigrette,
with pine nuts, bacon, caramelized onions and crumbled Cabrales blue cheese

 

~ Tapas ~

Paella Valenciana ~ $10.95
Traditional saffron rice with seafood, chicken and Spanish sausage

Arrozal Azafran ~ $5.75
Traditional saffron rice with Spanish sausage and calamari

Gambas a la Plancha ~ $7.25
Pan seared shrimp with olive oil and Chef’s spices, over mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette

Gambas al Ajillo ~ $7.75
Sautéed shrimp in white wine sauce with garlic

Cordero Madrid ~ $8.50
Grilled, marinated New Zealand lamb chops, served over fava beans

Cordero a la Cordobesa ~ $7.75
Thin sliced roasted leg of lamb in a Rioja red wine sauce with olives, mushrooms and carrots

Lingüisa Flameada en Brandi ~ $5.50
Grilled Spanish sausage and red onions flambé in brandy

Pinchos Morunos ó de Pollo ~ $6.75
Grilled marinated pork or chicken skewers with bell peppers and onions over a light red wine sauce

Albondigas al Jerez ~ $5.75
Meatballs in a sherry garlic sauce

Pollo al Ajillo ~ $5.95
Marinated chicken sautéed in a white wine sauce with garlic

Croquetas de Pollo ó Gambas
chicken ~ $5.25
shrimp ~ $5.75

Chicken or shrimp croquettes served with spicy tomato sauce

Caracol Catalan ~ $6.50
Escargot sautéed in butter, white wine, garlic and parlsey

Calamares Fritos ~ $6.95
Fried calamari in paprika seasoned flour

Calamares al Ajillo ~ $6.75
Calamari sautéed in white wine sauce with lemon, garlic and parsley

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Platter of 4 Tapas ~ $23.95
Pinchos Morunos - marinated pork on skewers
Gambas a la Plancha - pan seared shrimp
Calamares Fritos - fried calamari
Patatas a la Brava - sautéed potatoes in spicy tomato sauce

Platter of 6 Tapas ~ $32.95
Add: Empanada Barcelona - salmon mousse, shrimp, sautéed spinach, rice,
raisins and pine nuts in a puff pastry topped with a cranberry port sauce
Croquetas de Pollo - chicken croquettes

Mejillones Miró ~ $13.95
Steamed Prince Edward Island black mussels sautéed and served in a rich white wine saffron sauce
* Makes a great appetizer for 2-4 people

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Fabada ~ $4.95
Asturian dish of large white beans, Morcilla sausage and pork

Champiñones al Ajillo ~ $4.95
Mushrooms sautéed in a sherry sauce with fresh garlic

Pisto Manchego ~ $4.95
Typical vegetable dish of La Mancha, chopped zucchini, eggplant, onion, tomatoes and bell peppers
stewed together with fresh herbs, gratiné with Manchego cheese

Empanada Barcelona ~ $6.95
Salmon mousse, shrimp, sautéed spinach, rice, raisins and pine nuts baked in a puff pastry,
topped with a cranberry port sauce

Crepa de Mariscos ~ $6.95
Crêpe filled with rich seafood, topped with a light lobster and saffron sauce

Patatas a la Brava ó Alioli ~ $4.75
Fried potatoes sautéed in a spicy tomato sauce or topped with garlic mayonnaise

Queso Fundido ~ $6.50
Imported Spanish Manchego cheese and goat cheese baked together in a clay pot
With Chorizo sausage, add ~ $1.95

 

~ Sopas ~

Sopa de Ajo con Huevo ~ $4.75
Garlic soup with a poached egg and crouton

Gazpacho Andaluz ~ $3.75
Refreshing cold vegetable soup

Mariscos Bisque ~ $8.95
Seafood bisque with saffron and shellfish, baked with a puff pastry crown and garnished tableside with sherry


 

~ House Specialty- Paella ~
* Any entrée can be served with a cold water lobster tail- add $10.95

Paella Valenciana [traditional paella] ~ $19.50
Famous Spanish dish of mussels, clams, calamari, shrimp, scallops, crayfish,
chorizo and roasted chicken cooked in aromatic saffron rice

Paella Marinera [seafood paella] ~ $22.50
Famous Spanish dish of mussels, clams, calamari, shrimp,
crayfish and scallops cooked in aromatic saffron rice

Paella Vegetariana [Vegetarian paella] ~ $15.50
Grilled seasoned asparagus, zucchini, yellow squash, sweet red and yellow bell peppers,
eggplant, carrots and Portobello mushroom over saffron rice


 

~ Traditional Spanish Dinners ~

Conejo a la Catalana [Baked rabbit] ~ $19.75
Baked with fresh rosemary and thyme in a Rioja red wine sauce,
served with rosemary potatoes and Catalan tomato

Medallónes de Castilla [Grilled beef medallions] ~ $21.50
Topped with Calbrales bleu cheese sauce, served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes
with Manchego cheese, and seasonal vegetables

Bistec a la Parrilla [Grilled New York steak] ~ $22.95
Choice 10 oz. center cut, served with a light Rioja red wine Sauce, roasted garlic mashed potatoes
topped with Manchego cheese, red onion rings, and a Catalan tomato

Pollo al Xerez [braised chicken] ~ $14.50
Braised chicken served with a mushroom-sherry sauce, roasted rosemary potatoes and a Catalan tomato

Cordero a la Cordobesa [Roasted leg of lamb] ~ $17.50
Thin sliced, in hearty red wine sauce with olives, mushrooms and carrots,
roasted rosemary potatoes and a Catalan tomato

Lomo de Cerdo al Horno [Roasted pork tenderloin] ~ $17.95
With a traditional Spanish spiced honey port sauce, roasted garlic mashed potatoes
with Manchego cheese, and seasonal vegetables


 

~ Spanish Seafood Creations ~

Tuna Ahi de Cádiz [pan seared fresh ahi tuna] ~ $19.50
Pan seared rare, with sautéed Portobello mushroom, spinach, rosemary potatoes and roasted garlic sauce

Mero Cantábrico [sea bass] ~ $20.75
Pan seared Chilean sea bass in a creamy garlic thyme sauce with shrimp and clams,
served with saffron rice and Pisto Manchego

Salmón a la Parrilla [fresh salmon filet] ~ $17.75
Flame broiled and served with goat cheese and spinach Tortilla Española
and fresh tomato, basil, garlic and Kalamata olive salsa

Zarzuela de Mariscos [seafood operetta] ~ $18.95
Traditional Spanish seafood consommé with clams, calamari, shrimp, salmon, crayfish and scallops in a tomato base broth with sautéed roasted almonds and a hint of mint, served with a side of saffron rice

Gambas al Azafran [sautéed shrimp] ~ $18.75
Served “La Plancha” style, with saffron & hazelnut liqueur sauce and a side of saffron rice
topped with Pisto Manchego

Mejillones Miró ~ $13.95
Steamed Prince Edward Island black mussels sautéed and served in a rich white wine saffron sauce
* Makes a great appetizer for 2-4 people

Pasta Mar y Tierra ~ $15.95
Authentic Spanish fideua pasta prepared in seafood reduction with saffron, garlic, black mussels,
shrimp, clams, Spanish chorizo and New Zealand lamp chop, served in a traditional paella pan.

* Any entrée can be served with a cold water lobster tail- add $10.95

Parties of 6 or more a 17% gratuity will be added

 

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