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Andaluca Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.andaluca.com
  • Phone: (206) 382-6999
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: (No reservations required for breakfast) Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am;
    Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00pm;

    Lunch: CLOSED
    Dinner: Sun 5:00pm-9:00pm- Tue - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Basque, Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Sarah Lorenzen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact the restaurant for details.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: 4th & Pine
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet parking through the Mayflower Park Hotel when dining in Andaluca.
A word from Andaluca
Andaluca, located in downtown Seattle, is a nationally recognized culinary oasis. Resonating with the romance of the Mediterranean, its food and design have been a winning combination since 1996. Throughout the handsome space, mahogany mill work, hand painted murals and plush, deep-toned fabrics work together to conjure up a sun-baked Mediterranean grotto.
Begin your meal at Andaluca with a selection from an array of tapas-inspired sharable plates and pintxos.
One of the hottest restaurants in downtown Seattle, Andaluca features fresh seasonal Northwest foods influenced by the flavors of the Mediterranean. Chef Sarah Lorenzen combines strong and aromatic tastes that complement, rather than overpower.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I selected this restaurant for the location near the 5th Ave. theater. There were four of us and we elected to go the tapas route and try several things. All the dishes were tasty with a nice presentation. Our server was very nice and attentive. It was a great find and I would happily go back next time I am in Seattle."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Held a family event at Andaluca and everyone loved it! Found a fantastic and affordable Califoria zinfandel on the wine list. The next day we came back for brunch, which was also excellent."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Got a group of people to attend, it was a nice atmosphere and since we were there early (6pm) it was fairly quiet (tuesday also). The food was really good, the service was great. They are known for their halibut and paella from what they stated -- the halibut looked very good, however the paella had a bit too much salt -- the portion was great but salty, salty. would probably recommend the pork or halibut."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We had dinner here with a guest who is allergic to Gluten. Generally the understanding of this food allergy, consequences and impact to a restaurant's menu choices has been a poor experience in Seattle which surprised me. This was not the case at Andaluca. The food was nothing short of amazing, our server, Chris, was sensitive and knowledgeable on Gluten free choices and we did not feel at all like we were missing out on anything as a result. I will definitely be returning and if you eat here without trying the Paella and the cheeky take on a hot dog, gourmet style, you are seriously missing out."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I asked for a quiet booth via Open Table since it was our first date. The message clearly was passed along to the wait-staff. We were given the best table in the house. Our server was amazingly attentive while being simultaneously non-invasive. Service was prompt. The small plates menu gave us the opportunity to share several choices together which facilitated the romantic vibe. The beet salad was tasty and presented beautifully. The risotto on the entree side was spit for us without even asking which was so nice. The wine list by the glass was diverse to allow both of us plenty of freedom to find a great glass to pair with our meal. It was the start of a wonderful evening. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Everything was ok except for the food. The fish was over cooked. The crab "tower's" flavors did not work. We were not impressed with the food. It definitely didn't live up to the "hype"."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Great food, sweet but not well informed service. Arrived somewhat frazzled after fighting Saturday traffic. Server was quick to come to the table and very pleasant but had to ask the bartender which sherry was the driest. Took a long time to finally get my drink, but from there, both food and service were superb. It was very warm out that night, so I chose soup --a wonderful mushroom with a very earthy flavor and just a garnish of cream and two small plates--beets and kale. Food was substantial and not overly filling, both fresh and savory. My companion also had the beets (neither of us was willing to share) and a small plate crab tower, which she said was fabulous. We finished by splitting a sorbetto--loved it!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Always feel so welcome when we walk in. Greeted right away, table always ready, great martinis made exactly as I like them, paella so good. Service was spot on. Love love love this place."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Two friends and I went to Andaluca for a pre-theater dinner...and it was a very nice experience! Our server, Quin (sp?), was excellent and made some great recommendations about the menu. Each of us had an starter, a cocktail and an entree. The only thing I would ding "down" was my cocktail. I ordered a Moscow Mule, and I don't begrudge them that they didn't have a copper mug. But the cocktail itself was only so-so. I didn't order another. On the flip side, I had a great starter salad of butter lettuce, avocado and citrus. It was very good! Then I topped it off with a nice dish of Paella. It was chock full of seafood and meets - excellent flavors!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food was delicious. We shared small plates and a paella and also had some great desserts. The service was first class. Definitely will recommend to friends "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "All dishes delish, but paella was perfect! Service super."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "When you want to do something a little different. Small plates are bigger than tapas and quite varied. My wife and I shared the a main dish and each had one small plate and it was then perfect quantity. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This little restaurant if terrific. The atmosphere is charming, the staff are very professional, and the food was terrific. We had just come from a week of terrific food on a cruise ship, and this little place was just so awesome."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Mu husband and I enjoyed 5 small plates but were left hungry with a rather large bill. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Staying at the Mayflower so very handy. My husband had the paella and it was amazing. Potato croquettes yummy too. Excellent service. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Great food and service. Waiter very helpful in choosing our meal. Also they made our meal without pork."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We wanted to try somewhere new for my husband's birthday and decided to give Andaluca a try based on previous reviews. The food was very good, service was great, nice menu."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My daughter had recommended Andaluca to us without knowing we were staying at the Mayflower. We loved it so much we ate dinner there twice during our short stay in Seattle. The food and drinks were fantastic, I especially liked the soups, small plates and the Downtown Manhattan (very creative). Our fish entree's were cooked just right. The wait staff were wonderful. My only regret was that we only had enough room after dinner to share one dessert. Oh well, one more reason to go back to Seattle."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Wait staff very capable, professional, friendly without affect. The food was wonderful - nice spices in a well prepared pork tenderloin. The paella was wonderful - good rice with great mix of local seafood. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Andaluca provides a high standard from which to judge others. Everything from reservations, to seating, to decor, service, presentation, and paying the bill were as one would wish. Service was attentive but not overbearing. The menu selection had a variety of choices but not exhausting. Wine list was the same with some good choices. The food was well presented and tasty, felt healthy and didn't disrupt later. The noise level in a full room was as expected but sound absorption was good, no bouncing of sound. The decor provided soothing quieting colors. As a first time experience, I would hope that it will be repeated next time."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Had heard a review on TV, and then saw it on Dine Around Seattle. When looking for a dinner spot before seeing The Lion King, made choice after checking out web site and discovering that they offered Complimentary Valet for dinner and show. So glad that we went ~ Loved the atmosphere, service was exceptional and very considerate for our time frame. Food was amazing and very presentable. Valet service was a breeze through the connected Mayflower Park Hotel. We loved it and definitely recommend Andaluca! Sorry didn't make it back for Restaurant Week ~ "
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Andaluca was enjoyed by all 4 of us during Restaurant Week Spring 2014. Their complimentary valet parking was a great feature since it's in a busy downtown area, but the food & service were what really made us happy we chose them to be a part of our evening. I had a Spring Risotto, which was a lovely bright green & arrived piping hot. Everyone else ordered the salmon, and some picky salmon lovers (all excellent NW cooks so they know how to judge) were very happy with their meals. I will definitely return!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The food had been taking a good care of. Ingredients were fresh, flavors were sparkling good, and temperatures were kept great! Dining environment was romantic and relaxing. The server who was responsible for our table that night was attentive and polite."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Dining here was a nice experience. The ambiance is well-suited to dates or a relatively calm dinner with friends, and the service was just the right balance of helpful and non-intrusive. The desserts were the stand-out dishes of the night. I only wish I'd known about the complimentary valet parking beforehand!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We made a last-minute reservation for four and the table was great with an active street view; the service was outstanding and the food was very good."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Creative dishes. Friendly, attentive service. Comfortable space"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Traffic made us a little late for our reservation, so we called while sitting on I-5 South to let them know we'd be late. No problem. Once seated, we told our server that we had to get over to Benaroya within the hour. Again, no problem. We ordered about 7 small plates, all of which came out beautifully on the plates and shared them around. The brussels sprouts roasted with harissa were amazing. Actually, everything we had was delicious. My husband and I shared the pot de creme and the kids shared the lemon cake for dessert...yum! And, we were able to walk the three blocks to get to will call well before the show started."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Not the first time we've dined here, but, as usual, the service and the food were top notch. I recommend Andaluca to anyone."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Although we had reservations it took a long time for a host to greet us and seat us. We were ignored for awhile and when we caught the waiter's attention to ask for menus and water we were told they were out of menus and glasses???? Crazy! Once we got our meals my "panzanella" salad was just a normal salad with a couple of small croutons and my salmon was overcooked."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Seattle restaurant week is a perfect way to try a new place. We went early to make a show and the staff timed it just right so we had a wonderful dinner finishing just at the right time. Everything about the meal was as good as could be; one of the most enjoyable dining experiences we have had and we go out a lot. The three course meal was wonderful, but the small-plate menu looked so varied and good that we will come back soon for sure."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "My daughter turned 17 April 1, and her only request was dinner out at an authentic Spanish / Mediterranean restaurant. Andaluca was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. The service was impeccable, and the food was outstanding."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I had read so many great things about Andaluca but my experience unfortunately didn't meet the expectation. I ordered the paella which was a huge disappointment - the rice was not the right consistency and it was bland and lacking flavor. The server was great, though, and the appetizers were good. For the rave reviews I had read elsewhere I was just a bit underwhelmed."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This place is interesting. As far as I can tell the food selections are influenced by Moroccan, Tunisian, Spanish and Portuguese. We went during restaurant week and our selection was more limited. I tried a seafood combo and my partner had a tagine. The tagine was great, the seafood hit and miss... perhaps they were being stingy on the restaurant week specials. The décor is also just a bit off. It has the feel of an old world Spanish inn, but they've tried to update the metals and the heavy dark woods with some contemporary colour and style. A good idea but not very well delivered, making the ambiance a bit uncomfortable and the tables to crowded together for the fireside romance it could inspire otherwise."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "The Paella was greasy and the crab seafood tower didnt have much of a crab taste. The green soup was excellent as was the side salad."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was our first time at Andaluca. I had read great reviews and it was on the Dine Around Seattle program. Even though the restaurant was packed; our waiter was attentive, friendly and we felt very welcomed! The food was delicious. The clams and the salad appetizers were very good. We all ordered the halibut entree and were very pleased with presentation,quality and quantity….a very generous serving. The wine list had good reasonably priced options. Definitely going back!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We tried salads and small plates and without exception the food was excellent."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Unique soup made with pureed arugula, topped with cream and fish eggs, nice meal of halibut, asparagas and cous cous. 15% Washington wines (Brian Carter ). Very nice evening in down town."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Our party of six ordered different dinners and sides and all commented on the excellence of the food! The service was thorough and helpful without being intrusive. Just right! Intimate and comfortable atmosphere and great location for dinner before an event at the Paramount."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great food and even better service. Everything we ordered was good with the exception of some overdone chicken but still nearly perfect. We will return."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Andaluca during the Dine Around Seattle month, and we loved our time there. The server was very knowledgeable about gluten free options for my wife, as she is allergic to wheat, and upon bringing out each course, he would notify my wife if one of the dishes had gluten in it. We ordered the Soup du Jour, which was a delicious lemon fennel soup. The Pork Tenderloin Parilla was an excellent dish with an interesting combo of tender and well seasoned meat along with sweet potatoes. For desert, the Liquid Chocolate Cake is a masterpiece! It is a moist chocolate lava cake with gelato and salted caramel. We both loved this dessert and it was the perfect size too. We would highly recommend Andaluca for a nice dinner."
    Dined on 3/18/2014