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Casa Lita

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Paseo Pareda 37, Santander, Spain
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Probably the most famous tapas bar in Santander, very popular with locals...
Probably the most famous tapas bar in Santander, very popular with locals and tourists.
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  • 43
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  • 7
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice tapas bar

Really nice tapas bar. Highly recommend. Were siting outside, maybe that's why service was abit slow and unwilling. But it's all compensate by tapas. Drop there for brunch or later to have a snack and you'll enjoy it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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Johnstone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Located on the seafront in Santander. We have visited this tapas bar a few times and always received friendly, helpful service. Always very busy so you may have to stand or lean against the bar. Great selection of different tapas not just the usual tortilla etc. Staff advised us of what the different tapas consisted of so we were able... More 

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lancashire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We found Casa Lita last year when travelling to Santander to catch the ferry and made a special effort to return again two weeks ago. On both visits we found the staff friendly and someone with good English prepared to take the time to describe the various tapas selections to us. The food is really tasty, very different from the... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Really nice tapas bar. Highly recommend. Were siting outside, maybe that's why service was abit slow and unwilling. But it's all compensate by tapas. Drop there for brunch or later to have a snack and you'll enjoy it!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Tried this place and it was packed... too packed. They do not accept bookings. Surly front of house staff member was rude and dismissive. Because our spanish was limited it was clearly easier to fill our table with someone easier and quicker to serve than us. It appears arrogance comes with award winning pinchos. Thanks but no thanks ... customer... More 

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Houilles, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

They have just win the regional competition of best pinchos and you unserstand why. Pinchos are delicious and they propose a large choice of wine or beer. Moreover the place is nice and staff so kind !

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Tasmania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our party of three adults ate lunch here. Fabulous food, amazing vibe and friendly, helpful staff. A great experience enjoyed by all. Thoroughly recommend. Don't go if you want a quiet, boring restaurant or a la carte service, this is a traditional experience and lots of fun and most importantly good food, wine and service!

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Miami, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

I've been coming to Santander on a yearly basis since the last 13 years, Casa Lita features one of the best, if not the best pinchos in town, excellent taste and quality. You have to be patient though, and make your way through to get to the waiters attending at the "barra", during weekends is quite crowded. Best to be... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We sat down on the terrace outside overlooking Puertochico. Although they only speak Spanish, they are very helpful to make a choice from the many mouthwatering pintxos (tapas). All pintxos (except the sweet dessert kinds) are 3 euro's! Try 3/4 different kinds to have a good lunch! Order a carafe of sangria too!

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Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

As a non local, you will be overlooked and probably you don't get any service. Zero points from me. Go somewhere else instead!!!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Certainly one of the best Tapas restaurants in Santander. Freshly made tapas arrives all the time with a good choice of wine. They will talk to you in English and even happy to make you a cup of tea! Friendly staff and spotlessly clean. Just be aware that Casa Lita is closed on Mondays!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Paseo Pareda 37, Santander, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Tapas

Description

Probably the most famous tapas bar in Santander, very popular with locals and tourists.

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