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Bar Marucho

Calle Tetuan, 21, 39004 Santander, Spain
+34 942273007
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Ranked #4 of 365 restaurants in Santander
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Late Night
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91% Recommend
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I found this tiny place after looking on Tripadvisor before visiting Santander last week and I must say that all the positive comments I read were well deserved! Place is tiny, true, and you might be asked to wait for a while...but you won't regret it! First, I noticed that it's a place where local connoisseurs go, and that is... More

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Correggio, Italy
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

If you like the freshest seafood and fish you cannot visit Santander without eating at Marucho's. The place is very informal but with character : food is superb, and waitresses make you feel far more than welcome. I had dinner with my wife who is not particularly found of seafood, yet she could not resist the temptation of the salpicon... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Our hosts recommended this place which we would never have found if not for their directions. It is very small and we were lucky to get upstairs in the little attic space with 3 tables. Go early! Bob your head! We had such fun...we ordered the mixed salad which was just abundant with real cooked fish, egg, tomato, lettuce, olives... More

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Dublin, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Real authentic Spanish food at its best!! The staff create a great atmosphere, we loved it, a really memorable experience, especially the live crab!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a really warm little place, congenial, welcoming, with great service, fantastic food, large servings. You go into this place and you know you are in a genuine Spanish neighborhoods tavern. Everyone is smiling and friendly and the room has the right amount of noise, not too noisy and not too quiet. The servers are smile competing. And the... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The place is super small, so be aware you'll need to wait at weekends. Go if you want fish as it is, simple and fresh. We ordered a mixed salad (very special, with bonito, eggs, peppers), fried anchovies and a 800 gr bogavante (lobster) with water and two glasses of wine for 73 € (50 for the lobster). Very good... More

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Madrid, Spain
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The place is a old refurbisherd planak wainscotted tabern. There are an important variety of very fresh fish and sea food. Quality and preparation are superb and the service (the owner's relatives) is friendly and profesional. Tables and chairs are pretty narrow like old taverns style. And the price a little high accordin to this place standard.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Tiny, popular place so make reservations. The food is simply SUPERB! And the staff is so warm and friendly! Make sure to leave room for dessert it's well worth the calories.

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Cistella, Spain
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We were only 2 days in Santander and we went 2 times to this great bar. It's not fancy, and it's very busy. But what they serve is perfect. very friendly and helpful staff. Good and affordable wine list.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We visited in August with a party of 7 including 3 children. We had a fantastic welcome and friendly good humoured service. I had the Albondigas (Monkfish balls) which were memorable - fresh, delicate and absolutely delicious. Expect a basic, rustic setting - particularly if you're on the mezzanine floor which has a ceiling height of only about 5ft! Although... More

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