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Bar Marucho

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Calle Tetuan, 21, 39004 Santander, Spain
+34 942273007
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good quality of the food, a little small and crowded.

I went to Bar Marucho dor lunch, and I liked it! When I arrived ( 13.30h, very early for Spain) there were only a couple of clients. The place is small and the tables are very close one to the other. Clients are told to have coffe and digestif after the meal at the barra( counter) to leave the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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120 reviews 120 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

I went to Bar Marucho dor lunch, and I liked it! When I arrived ( 13.30h, very early for Spain) there were only a couple of clients. The place is small and the tables are very close one to the other. Clients are told to have coffe and digestif after the meal at the barra( counter) to leave the table... More 

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carlisle
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109 reviews 109 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Full to overflowing with a great atmosphere, staff were very friendly and really helpful and food was really tasty. One of the best restaurants from our weeks stay in Santander

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Bedford, UK
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I am slightly surprised by the mixed reviews that this restaurant has received. It is very "spanish" with no tourists there when I was there (Saturday lunch). I speak fluent Spanish which probably helped both in the ordering and connecting with the staff. Also I imagine it is best to go with the freshest produce of the day. I had... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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246 reviews 246 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I am surprised to see three one* reviews for this restaurant that were posted recently because they go completely against all the others . We were reccomended this restaurant by our hotel and we also had seen it in books , magazines and on trip advisor . We arrived at 9pm with no booking , the bar area was full... More 

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Perpignan, France
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A superb find - delicious seafood/mariscos with speedy excellent friendly service. It is quite small, and after 10pm fills quickly with plenty of locals. Sadly no bookings. Superb atmosphere. Even made friends with some locals at the next table. Very Spanish, despite pages in other languages in the menu !! Worth every penny. We can't wait to return. .

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

As we were impressed by Santander, El Marucho gave us another memorable impression about North of Spain. This bar is 100% Spanish with all of the tradicional elements included. The food is delicious, portions are enormous, atmosphere is "Spanishly" loud! Advise this place as on of the best we got lucky to dine at. Thank you!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good ambiance and excellent selection of tapas. Popular with the locals. Located at the Puertochico area close to the water.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It was probably unrealistic to go to a restaurant that is ranked as #2 on Trip Adviser hoping for an authentic local experience. No doubt this was once a fine local establishment that served great home made food and was a "find" for those who stumbled across it. Now, while it still retains the look and has a reasonable scattering... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

If you go early (by Spanish standards) and off season as we did (8pm in November), you will be sitting amongst other tourists who have read the reviews on trip advisor. This wasn't quite the ambience we were hoping for, although the small bar area did fill up with locals by around 8.30. There are now menus in English, French,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We thought this was going to be a gem, and arrived early to guarantee a seat (it does get very busy). We wish we'd missed out on a seat and gone next door. The food was oddly mediocre. The scorpion fish pate was served with cheap & nasty salad cream. The anchovies and roast pepper 'speciality of the house' was... More 

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  • Address: Calle Tetuan, 21, 39004 Santander, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
  • Phone Number: +34 942273007

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