Since we were down in San Diego, where there is a prominent Mexican population and restaurant scene, I originally wanted to try a Mexican restaurant. However, some of my companions said that Mexican cuisine smells, so they didn’t want to try it. So to please everyone, I had to pick something else.
I thought Spanish cuisine would be similar enough (although they are VASTLY different), just to satiate my craving for it. So in the end we picked Cafe Sevilla.
Ooh interesting story. Like most Downtowns, their is teeming with one-way streets. O and I dropped off the other three and went looking for parking ourselves. We were EXTREMELY lucky and found a metered parking spot….but it was parallel parking on the LEFT SIDE OF THE STREET!!!
Parallel parking is hard enough, but with a strange car, in a strange town, even harder. But we managed. We were about to do one final maneuver when a guy walked by and asked if we needed help. I was skeptical at first because I wasn’t too keen on letting as stranger drive our rented car…what if he drove off with it! But O already agreed so we let him. Thankfully everything was fine.
Boy was this restaurant dark. Please excuse the terrible photoshopping but I had to brighten the pictures to be able to see anything, so please bare with me.
This place requires you to leave your credit card number though to make a reservation, and if you’re a no show they’ll charge $20 to the card. Needless to say we timed ourselves pretty well at San Diego Wild Animal Park.
They also don’t seat you until your whole party is present and ready to be seated.
Our server though, was extremely helpful and nice. She gave us lots of suggestions and she sounded Spanish, so to me she must offer authentic advice!
I suggested that we order a pitcher of Sangria to share, and what a good idea it was! The Sangria was wonderful!!! It was potent though. As I was driver I only drank half a glass. I’m responsible y’all!
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