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Plaza Mayor, 10, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
+34 942 818 377
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Good Choice

I ate here with some friends after having a pre dinner drink. We were all pleased with our meals. The clam entree & the mixed meats entree (jamon, chorizo etc) were both good as were the slow roasted lamb leg & the lamb chops. The desserts were more mixed. My lemon cream dessert was the best. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
suzziej
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Melbourne
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Wangaratta, Australia
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

To get to this restaurant you have to walk into the old town as you cannot drive there. My husband ordered the lamb chops and was delighted when he was presented with 10 chops with his salad and chips. We were yearning for some home cooked vegetables and weren't disappointed with the side dish ordered. All the meals were fresh... More 

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puerto vallarta, mexico
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

This is a tapas bar and a restaurant. The severs were helpful and we had an incredible prawn and octopus salad. Then wife had Lechazo (unweaned lamb) that we thought was even better than the great example we had in Lerma. I had lamb chops. Also wonderful. Nice location on main square just down from the Parador.

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Melbourne
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153 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I ate here with some friends after having a pre dinner drink. We were all pleased with our meals. The clam entree & the mixed meats entree (jamon, chorizo etc) were both good as were the slow roasted lamb leg & the lamb chops. The desserts were more mixed. My lemon cream dessert was the best. It was delicious. The... More 

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Thank suzziej
Visalia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Went for pinchos at lunch then returned for dinner. Both meals were excellent. A variety of local cheeses, anchoves, fish soup and beef. The cooked pear in red wine for desert was exquisite! May go again for dinner before we leave

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Miami, Florida
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The restaurant is incredibly well located. The food is out of this world and so is its quality. The cost is very moderately priced! The staff was also fantastic.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Food varies from good to poor. Undercooked hake and overpriced cold roast vegetables. Staff surly and unknowledgeable. Many, many better restaurants in Santillana.

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Thank MickyW66
St. Croix
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We only stopped in for some tasty tapas and glass of wine. The people were so very friendly and while they did not speak English they were very helpful in guiding us to some of the sights ,nearby.

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Thank FoodieMama
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

We stopped off for a drink and snack (pintxo) and service was friendly and prompt and food was good. Lovely location outside. Highly recommended.

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Toronto
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258 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a Wonderful spot to dine, excellent location, great service, with friendly staff where we enjoyed a nice selection of food. Presentation and flavor are both excellent. Veal scallopini, coquettes, stuffed fried peppers, and frites, done to perfection. I also had fish soup which had a very lovely delicate fresh flavor and we topped it off with wine. Great... More 

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Thank Cana1Toronto
Leeds, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have eaten here before on my annual business trip and standards have not slipped over the years. Table service was excellent as were all courses with a great choice of wines local and national. Anchovies, Lamb, fish - all well cooked and presented and seasoned to taste according to wishes. Interesting decor with aspects of Santillana brought up to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza Mayor, 10, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santillana del Mar
  • Phone Number: +34 942 818 377

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?