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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, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Seafood paradise

I came to Los Peñucas for the seafood and I haven't been disappointed. The "Gambas a la plancha frescas" was so delicious that I had to order another portion. Besides, I tried the famous "Pudding de Cabracho". The waiter said some people eat it with mayonnaise. My wife and I decided to try it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Isaac B
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  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I came to Los Peñucas for the seafood and I haven't been disappointed. The "Gambas a la plancha frescas" was so delicious that I had to order another portion. Besides, I tried the famous "Pudding de Cabracho". The waiter said some people eat it with mayonnaise. My wife and I decided to try it without mayonnaise first. And, we concluded... More 

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Magheralin, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Seafood par excellence. Simply some of the best seafood to be found in Spain for little money. Great service, English spoken.

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Celje, Slovenia
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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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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
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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Address: C/ Marques de la Ensenada, 35, 39009 Santander, Spain
Phone Number: +34 942 22 94 45
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
Cuisine: Spanish

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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: Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine

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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