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El Serbal

Andres del Rio, 7 | Puertochico, 39004 Santander, Spain
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Ranked #5 of 350 restaurants in Santander
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $37 - $147
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
West Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My husband had the seven course tasting menu with matching wines and I had the four course tasting menu with matching wines. The food was very good and the service very professional. We thought that we got good value for our money, especially given that El Serbal is a Michelin starred restaurant. However, I could not award this restaurant five... More

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uk
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Went to sample top notch food in Cantabria in a Michelin star restaurant but !! Booked for 8.30 -early for Spain - but we were the only two there all night and we left at 11 ! Food was ok - just - and service mediocre so not worthy of a STAR ! Much better available at half the price... More

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Essex
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Visited El Serbal after reading reviews. From the moment we arrived we received attentive service. We decided to opt for the gastronomic tasting menu (€38pp) this was 5 courses plus extra's from the house. We decided on a bottle of wine which was extremely reasonably priced. We had 5 thoroughly enjoyable courses and would definitely return to sample other items... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Excellent Food, Attentive Service, beautiful restaurant. Taster menu fantastic with beautiful presentation one of the best restaurant ever and real value for money. A MUST VISIT

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Madrid
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is one of the best restaurants I've ever been, excelence both in food and service. Just after sitting down, they wellcome you with a Champange to choose between brutt or rosado. Also to notice are the home made breads ( I loved the dried tomato and the olive ones) and olives oil tasting offered ( 6 different types of... More

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Banbury, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This truly is a magnificent restaurant. My wife and I had the 7 course taster menu with matching wines. The meal was pretty much perfect in every way - from the champagne welcome drink, through the choice of 12 breads with 5 different olive oils (with tasting notes!!) all the way to the second desert. The Tuna with Apple and... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic tasting menu and matched wines. This was a very enjoyable experience and some of the cheapest star quality food we ate during a visit to Basque country. I would definitely recommend to good friends.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

In Mid-August I took my Godson and his friend to El Serbal for dinner. The location is a bit hard to find as it is set back within a large apartment complex. Once we got there, however, we were seated and presented with a complimentary glass of Sumarroca Cava - a nice touch. We chose the chefs tasting menu which... More

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Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We visited El Serbal recently during a short trip to Santander. We were interested in trying it as it's the only Michelin-starred restaurant in Santander, and it certainly didn't disappoint (although I may not have much basis for comparison as I haven't been to more than two or three Michelin-starred restaurants previously). Service was excellent and so was the food.... More

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Classical restaurant with great attention of the staff. Food is god but not surprising. Wines are well priced. In general the price value is very good.

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