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Cafe Sevilla to debut new $2.7 million Gaslamp location

stevewag23 Jun 1, 2011 11:56 AM



Hopefully their food will be good.

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    foodie bride Jun 3, 2011 11:01 AM

    I'll second that comment about the food. The absence of real Spanish cuisine in San Diego drives me crazy. Seems like everytime I travel to other cities, I seek out Spanish restaurants because the very small handful we have here just aren't cutting it.

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    1. re: foodie bride
      stevewag23 Jun 7, 2011 01:02 PM

      Good point.

      It seems like so many cities have phenomenal Spanish restaurants.

      I just went to Mercat in Chicago and there is nothing in San Diego that occupies the same universe.

      I wonder why we anything somewhat comparable.

      1. re: stevewag23
        daantaat Jun 7, 2011 10:01 PM

        How does Mercat compare to Jaleo? Went there a few months ago and was completely blown away!

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          shouzen Jun 7, 2011 10:13 PM

          I've been to both places (albeit the DC Jaleo, not the Vegas location) and there are many similarities, notwithstanding the obvious differences of the planxa and paella options. I just feel like the food at Mercat is much tighter, more focused. Service at both places is excellent. Price-wise, very comparable. I'd give the edge to Mercat based on flavour and execution (I always get the feeling that Andres' establishments have small lapses in dish preparation).

          1. re: shouzen
            stevewag23 Jun 8, 2011 10:52 AM

            Shouzen wrote down my thoughts exactly.

            I was also impressed by the prices of Mercat.

            I felt like the meal and drinks I had there would have cost me $200 in San Diego (if we even had a place like that), but ended up being $150. For two people.

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      FireFlyFiftyFive Jun 1, 2011 01:38 PM

      I'm pretty impressed they were grossing 5 million a year at the old location, apparently.

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