Taberna Del Caballo St. Augustine Florida: 18th Century Spanish Restaurant

What’s a visit to St. Augustine and not eating at an authentic Spanish Tavern (Taberna del Caballo) which resembled one of the 40 taverns that were open during the 18th Century. This is my full review and experience at Taberna Del Caballo in St. Augustine.

If you want to learn more about the history of this amazing place, make sure to visit the Spanish Quarter.

entrance to taberna del caballo st augustine

The Taberna is part of the Colonial Quarter St. Augustine, a living museum and re-enactment attraction taking you back through three centuries of St. Augustine’s history. However, you can enter right from St. George Street without paying the entrance fee to the Colonial Quarter.

Taberna del caballo St.Augustine FL

There is no shortage of yummy places to eat in St. Augustine, which we had a chance to enjoy as well. But having a traditional meal as the Spaniards once did back in their heyday was one experience I didn’t want to miss out on.

Fun Facts about Spanish Taverns and Tapas

  • Tapas date back to the 14th and 15th centuries when the Spanish King, Alfonso the Wise, issued a royal decree stating that everyone takes tapas-style meals with drinks to avoid bar fights.
  • Tapas literally means lid or cover

Food Served at Taberna Del Caballo

You will find the typical tapas here, also a wide variety of flatbreads, sangria, and plenty of beer on tap. Here is the regular menu and kids menu for a better look.

beer on tap taberna del caballo st agustine fl

We mainly ordered off the regular menu and that night we were there flatbreads were on special offer so we tried quite a few.

pizza from taberna del caballo st agustine florida
Cheese Flatbread

And we had the St. Augustine special flatbread with the Datil Pepper and BBQed chicken- surprisingly delicious

Flatbread with Datil pepper and bbq chicken at taberna del caballo st agustine fl

Queens Plate – with artichokes, salsa, olives on toasted bread – my favorite

queens plate at taberna del caballo st agustine


This is usually my favorite Tapa to munch on at Spanish restaurants, so I wasn’t able to resist here.

meatballs at horse tavern in st. augustine

Cheese dip

My son loves melted cheese with breadsticks at home. I think getting this tasty dish was a big mistake since it is a billion times better than I will ever make it. So I had a big warning for my son, that mama can’t make it like them since we don’t have the right ingredients in Guatemala

fondue with breadsticks at horse tavern st augustine florida

Games for kids

Back in the 18th Century kids had to be entertained like today’s kids. With no ipads and tablets, my oldest son played a historic came getting the ring on the hook the whole time we were there. What fun.

kid having fun at taberna del caballo st agustine fl

This was one of our absolute favorite eating-out experiences while in St. Augustine.  And the best part was it was dirt cheap. Literally, the flatbreads were on sale for $5 each. The rest was no more than $10 a dish. And they were huge dishes on top of that.

If you had to pick anywhere to eat while visiting St. George Street, I would say this is the place but if you want a more elegant type of dinner, you should head to Raintree Restaurant, I have a full review of the Raintree restaurant too, read it here.

Restaurants In St. Augustine – Taberna Del Caballo Review

Last Updated on September 23, 2023

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