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Bar Marucho

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Calle Tetuan, 21, 39004 Santander, Spain
+34 942273007
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fish Feast

What an amazing place. They turn out dish after dish of delicious fresh fish from a tiny kitchen, served with smiles and good advice - we we warned that the main courses were best between two as we were also ordering starters. Highlights were goose barnacles, flattened and fried anchovies as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
MeandererEngland
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England
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

What an amazing place. They turn out dish after dish of delicious fresh fish from a tiny kitchen, served with smiles and good advice - we we warned that the main courses were best between two as we were also ordering starters. Highlights were goose barnacles, flattened and fried anchovies as starters and the hake and lemon sole main courses.... More 

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Ellenton, Florida
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170 reviews 170 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This wondeful place has been reviewed many times and we found it just fantastic. Wonderful welcome when we arrived just after opening and was so good to talk with the locals and fantastic staff. We felt like regulars and the seafood is just First Class. Wish we had more time to stay but will be sure to make a return... More 

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Donetsk, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

They sell pleasure here, and the main part of it is meal. We've taken 1 menu del dia for two people which included a bottle of wine and a bottle of water. As for non-professional the meal was great. Even the chesecake was special/ And the price was law. We came at 9pm and took the last free table. Those... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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57 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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80 reviews 80 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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255 reviews 255 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder

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