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Casa Lita

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Paseo Pareda 37, Santander, Spain
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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  • 157
    Excellent
  • 144
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
not interested

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2014
Mattraveller171
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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359 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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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5 reviews 5 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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7 reviews 7 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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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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Santander, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Over priced for mediocre food and the beer is rubbish. Was not happy with service really they seemed more interested in the locals rather than the tourists.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Stopped by at this place which is recommended by Brittany Ferries as a good place to seek tapas when in Santander. Excellent range of food available, service spot on with our server making great efforts to engage with us in English - sadly my Spanish isn't so good - and prices highly competitive at 2.50 Euros per plate. Obviously extremely... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We searched on tripadvisor and found casa Lita had good reviews, it's definitely visited by the locals, therefore well worth a try in our opinion. It's tapas only, the trays are constantly arriving behind the counter, they are no doubt it's freshly made but the quality is standard. The staff were friendly and helpful in the dish description, although most... More 

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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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