We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Andres del Rio, 7 | Puertochico, 39004 Santander, Spain
942222515
Website
Improve this listing
Reserve a Table Online
Ranked #13 of 380 Restaurants in Santander
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $37 - $147
Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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
Write a Review

266 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    160
    60
    23
    20
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Surbiton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Lovely food. Wonderful octopus. Great hake. Teriyaki pork done rare. And a rice pudding desert to die for. The restaurant lacks a little ambience (no soft furnishings) but the service is professional. The location's slightly dodgy and a bit disconcerting for a Michelin starred venue. Don't be put off though.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ballina, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

I booked a large group to eat at el serbal a few weeks ago. I arranged the reservation by email. It wasn't the easiest restaurant to deal with. I booked two other restaurants around the same time for the same large group: atriun and canadio - these were much easier to deal with. El serbal were very inflexible in the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Århus
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

I am sorry to say, I had expected more. We had the 7 servings tasting menu but none of the dishes gave us the wauuw effect, we have had so many times before on first class restaurants. The food was OK but that is nothing to be surprised of on a restaurant with a Michelin star. In the country I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Seventeen of us ate here with good advance booking in early Ocober. It was the last evening of three in Santander. A rather severe ambience with mediocre service though the English speaking chef was charming. Starters of monkfish ceviche (mostly fish skin) and melon and ham resembling baby food. Mains of beef cheek ok but rather ordinary and dorado which... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
West Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
uk
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Essex
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Madrid
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Banbury, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed El Serbal also viewed

Santander, Cantabria
Santander, Cantabria
 
Santander, Cantabria
Santander, Cantabria
 

Been to El Serbal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about El Serbal

Address: Andres del Rio, 7 | Puertochico, 39004 Santander, Spain
Phone Number: 942222515
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 37 - 147

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing