Take a trip to Spain without going through TSA security—just visit Cafe Sevilla in the Gaslamp Quarter. With their tapas bar, restaurant and nightclub, you can get the full Spanish experience anytime you like.
Sit in the tapas bar in the evenings and enjoy live music seven nights a week. Cafe Sevilla hosts flamenco, salsa, rhumba, Gipsy Kings-style performers and more. One of their favorite regular musicians is Joef, whose family members are part of the Gipsy Kings. Joef’s performances blend Gypsy, flamenco, Arabic and world sounds with rhythmic guitar and soulful singing. Malamaña, a local three-piece Latin band, can be heard about once a week. Aro Di Santi brings a little “rock en Español” every Wednesday. Dancing is encouraged anytime the rhythm finds you.
On Fridays and Saturdays, Cafe Sevilla offers special flamenco dinner shows. They are the longest-running shows in San Diego and include a three-course dinner combined with a two-part flamenco dance performance. Their flamenco performers have been trained in Spain and the shows help guests experience this unique part of Spanish culture. The meal includes Ensalada Sevillana, their award-winning Paella Valenciana (with mussels, clams, calamari, shrimp, scallops, chicken and grilled sausages) and either Cream Catalana or lemon tart for dessert. The paella is cooked during the show while guests watch. Tapas are also available à la carte, along with a full bar and expansive, eclectic wine list. The flamenco dinner shows are $65 per person and reservations must be made in advance.
Cafe Sevilla’s menu features specialties from Spain’s diverse regions, with ceviche, empanadas, classic tapas, paella and more. If you want to experience a culinary journey through Spain, they offer a five-course dinner for two that offers options ranging from ceviche and albondigas al jerez (Spanish meatballs) to pan-seared salmon and rioja short ribs. The “Journey through Spain” dinner is $79.50 for two and includes a $20 credit for any bottle on the wine list.
For more about Cafe Sevilla, including their full music lineup and information about the flamenco dinner shows, visit www.cafesevilla.com.
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