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C/ Marques de la Ensenada, 35, 39009 Santander, Spain
+34 942 22 94 45
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Ideal for enjoying the best seafood cuisine, where quality, value and...
Ideal for enjoying the best seafood cuisine, where quality, value and great service, coupled with the originality of our dishes, will delight the most discerning palate and surprise the most curious Restaurant. Cuisine full of flavor and sensations, which include dishes such as seafood paella, meats, fresh fish and seafood.
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Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Sea food

I have tried again after some times trying other place in the same neighborhood, cause I use to go once or twice a year. The reason of the change was because the time waiting was sometimes quite long. But this time the owner or maitre get us pretty soon, it was almost 3 p.m. So maybe was for so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2014
Leo K
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Barbastro, Spain
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Celje, Slovenia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Definitely worth to visit this place for its great seafood, friendly waiters and favorable prices. Specialty for me was paella which is prepared regulary and tastes amazing. The portion is also sufficient and the price is more than affordable (around 8€). Also for the 1st plate is worth to try 'rabas' (fried calamaries). The restaurant was full of people at... More 

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Barbastro, Spain
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

I have tried again after some times trying other place in the same neighborhood, cause I use to go once or twice a year. The reason of the change was because the time waiting was sometimes quite long. But this time the owner or maitre get us pretty soon, it was almost 3 p.m. So maybe was for so. The... More 

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Right by the fishing harbor in Santander sit a series of seafood restaurants. The one that stands out, with at least fifty years of good reputation, is Los Peñucas, boasting fresh, excellent fare for a fairly reasonable price. It is not fancy, and on a nice day, eating outside is a must. The fixed-price menu when we were there was... More 

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Spain
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This restaurant is a landmark in the city of Santander. It is located in one of the most curious or picturesque areas in the city, the Fishing Quarter or Barrio Pesquero, where all the restaurants' specialty is obviously seafood. What makes Los Peñucas so popular is not only that the owners are footballer Iván de La Peña's family (the walls... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I have known this neighborhood (bario pesquero) since 30 years, go there each 3 or 4 years, and must say that this has turned from great to mediocre. Bad service, no atmosphere (except noise) anymore, and if the food is not bad per say, nothing is good neither and worth the price. I must sadly admit that I paid my... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Area is dodgy. Restaurant run down. Waiters nice but slow. Paella was aweful. Sole was amazing! Flan too! Not worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Hey there people! Our second time in Santander was awful after had a dinner in this restaurant. We tried to repeat our great experience in this city but pitifully we found this restaurant in our way. The fish was not fresh and the service was very poor. Nothing to compare with others restaurant around.

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Lancaster
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We chose Los Penucas for lunch on a day out from Bilbao & it brought back memories of past decades in Spain – i.e. good fresh fish & seafood in a pleasant atmosphere, informal but cheerful & attentive service, a feeling that the staff enjoyed their customers' enjoyment. Of course prices have risen, but the tariff here is a reasonable... More 

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Alicante, Spain
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Let advised by waiters and enjoy the seafood and fish. Clams, tunna with  onions, sardines, ... And for dessert ice cream or "leche frita" (milk puddin). It is not a refined place, but find good fish and friendly service. Ideal to go with the family, during the summer it's noisy.

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We visited this restaurant after reading the reviews on trip advisor, and were not disappointed! The seafood was fresh and grilled to perfection. The service was also excellent, with the waiter even melting a bowl of butter to cater to our american tastes. :) We also had one non-seafood lover in our party - he had steak and fries, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C/ Marques de la Ensenada, 35, 39009 Santander, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
  • Phone Number: +34 942 22 94 45

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

Description

Ideal for enjoying the best seafood cuisine, where quality, value and great service, coupled with the originality of our dishes, will delight the most discerning palate and surprise the most curious Restaurant. Cuisine full of flavor and sensations, which include dishes such as seafood paella, meats, fresh fish and seafood.

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