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Casa Lita

Paseo Pareda 37, Santander, Spain
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Ranked #6 of 345 restaurants in Santander
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Tapas
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Probably the most famous tapas bar in Santander, very popular with locals and tourists.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Probably the most famous tapas bar in Santander, very popular with locals and tourists.
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Madrid, Spain
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Came across this by chance but while enjoying the large and varied selection of pintxos saw that Casa Lita's chef has worked in Michelin starred restaurants. Creativity and quality shows.

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Argyll
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We were here a few years ago and were rewarded with the same quality food and service. Right on the front the bar is popular throughout the day with mainly locals. Good selection of quality tapas and wines at reasonable prices.

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Wetumpka, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My party made the last minute decision to run out to Santander while on a weekend trip to Bilbao. TripAdvisor ranked Casa Lita at #4 when I was looking for a place to eat. After our visit, I think this rating is well deserved. Location is prime, on the paseo by the harbor. Service is unbeatable, the staff were extremely... More

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Amherst, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I encourage everybody to go have lunch/dinner at this place because: 1. It is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Santander 2. The quality of the food is out of this world. I have litterally never tried anything so carefully made and so tasty in my life. 3. Excellent service. The waiters were very professional and yet... More

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Wigtown, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

My wife and two friends spent a wonderful hour or two here completely overwhelmed by the wonderful food, the choice of almost 100 different Pincho's/Tapa's and great wines and cool beer. The atmosphere was alive with people thoroughly enjoying the superb options and the very friendly staff. The place was packed, and has been since it opened some 10 years... More

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Great location, overlooking a corner of the harbour (though also looking onto the passing traffic) We stopped there briefly for lunch. Small range of large tapas plates but big range of individual pinchos inside. The cecina was pretty good - strong, smoky flavours; I'd wished we'd ordered other plates. Definitely to get the most out of the experience, sample the... More

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Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This place was recommended by the hotel for tapas. We tried to get in there to eat for three nights but it was only the last night that we were successful in getting a table as it was so popular. It was worth waiting for. The food looked fabulous and tasted fantastic. We will return there when we next go... More

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Ate here last night following a recommendation from our hotel. Superb atmosphere, full of Spanish locals young and old. Can't really fault this place at all. Well worth a visit and the food was pretty damn good too.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Great place in Santander to grab a beer or wine and have some pintxos. Not Pais Vasco inventive, but pretty creative tapas. Very relaxed atmosphere. If you come earlier in the afternoon you'll get a table but a limited selection. Around 8pm, the good stuff starts coming out in batches.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

The worst place in Santander. Incredible the way they treat tourists. Michelin should review their recommendations.

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