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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
Most recent review
Authentic , Perfection .

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
phillip g
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london
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london
Top Contributor
227 reviews 227 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Back for our final lunch again before catching the ferry. Always a great way to finish our trip to Spain. Maybe one has to to queue a bit for a table, but it's worth it, their fish is great, the atmosphere tremendous and the staff friendly.

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were looking for authentic Spanish seafood, simple and tasty and received that with great friendly service. The locals go here, so that means the food & prices are what you would hope to get. Enjoy Bar Marucho, we sure did.

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Authentic Spanish, basic, crowded, excellent food, clearly priced. No pretentious table cloths or decorations friendly service.

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Restaurant Details

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

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