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Bar Marucho

Calle Tetuan, 21, 39004 Santander, Spain
+34 942273007
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Ranked #3 of 351 restaurants in Santander
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Correggio, Italy
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
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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
6 helpful votes 6 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
71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This place is a must if you are in Santander. To start with they didn't have a table for us so we had a drink at the bar. The table was ready within 5 minutes so we navigated the narrow stairs to sit in the mezzanine area, which was full. We ordered the Seabass to share with a salad and... More

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