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Restaurante Los Penucas

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C/ Marques de la Ensenada, 35 | C/ Marques de la Ensenada, 35, 39009 Santander, Spain
+34 942 22 94 45
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine
Description: Ideal for enjoying the best seafood cuisine, where quality, value and great...
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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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 127
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 18
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  • 10
    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
Delicious fish and seafood restaurant.

This restaurant is in an area called “Barrio Pesquero” (Fishing town). My wife and I arrived early for lunch at around noon. The place was empty, but we were seated and soon after others started arriving. I had an urge to eat grilled fresh sardines and as soon as we sat we ordered some. I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Albenit
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food best service , good local fish and testy shrimps, nice warm waiters , the wine was also very good! Recommend

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Thank sarat39
Miami, Florida
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83 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This restaurant is in an area called “Barrio Pesquero” (Fishing town). My wife and I arrived early for lunch at around noon. The place was empty, but we were seated and soon after others started arriving. I had an urge to eat grilled fresh sardines and as soon as we sat we ordered some. I was shocked to see the... More 

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Thank Albenit
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

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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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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Thank bangorblue
Celje, Slovenia
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15 reviews
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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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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Thank Leo K
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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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Thank MariaESpain
Lausanne, Switzerland
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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27 reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C/ Marques de la Ensenada, 35 | 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, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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