cafe gibraltar


425 Avenue Alhambra
El Granada, CA [directions]
(650) 560-9039

Owner and Chef: Jose Luis Ugalde

Owner and Manager: Liam Durkee


Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:
5:00 - 9:00pm
Friday, Saturday:
5:00 - 9:45pm

Live Music

Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:30
Classical & Contemporary Guitar by Richard Patterson

Select Sundays, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Flamenco Guitar by Stevan Pasero

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Welcome to Cafe Gibraltar

We just found out that Gibraltar will be ours until early June, which was quite a surprise.  We would have loved to stay open longer, had we known.  We are getting creative now and we are going to offer a couple of cooking classes and we are available for any catering needs that you might have until then.  Jose Luis is available to go into your home and create either the perfect intimate dinner, cook for a house party or for the entire week, leaving you with dishes you can pop right into the oven, he cleans up after himself too.  We would be ever so grateful if you would consider utilizing his skills and charm for any of those needs while we are in limbo.  Also please recommend us to any friends that you think might be interested in these services.

We are planning a Patron's Choice Cooking Class.  The first class will take place next Thursday evening, the 21st of May, at 6:30pm and the second the following Thursday, May 28th.  The price is $90 per person and includes written recipes, instruction, food and wine pairing, it does not include gratuity. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if you are interested in attending either or both of the classes.  We no longer have credit card processing services, so this would be a cash or check only evening.

Here are the menus:

May 21st
~Octopus Salad or *Spinach & Artichoke Ravioli
(ravioli are only for those who don't do octopus and calamari and must be pre-ordered)
~Tomato Basil Soup
~Croissant Bread Pudding

May 28th
~Prawns with Charmula
~Summer Squash & Sun Choke Soup
~Seabass in Parchment
~Chocolate Torte

We hope to hear from you!  Thank you for seventeen years of a fabulous journey, thank you for sharing some of your most important memories with us and for trusting us to make them special.  We have treasured your patronage, truly!


For reservations, please call us at (650) 560-9039 or use our online reservations form.

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