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San Chez a Tapas Bistro

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38 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (Commerce)
The Metro system of Grand Rapids called "The Rapid" has 6 lines that stop directly in front of 38 West Commerce. They are 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15.
+1 616-774-8272
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations

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  • 226
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent meal!

Came here with 4 friends. We loved it! The food was excellent. Great choices and perfect portions. Service was good. Would come back anytime!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Sarah F
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  • Entertaining clients
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416 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Came here with 4 friends. We loved it! The food was excellent. Great choices and perfect portions. Service was good. Would come back anytime!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent and the service was great. I would definitely go back there. Go with a group of friend, thatway you can enjoy a lot of dishes and its not expensive.

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Charleston,SC
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152 reviews 152 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I was from out of town, and a local took me here. I was busy, especially for early week, but the wait staff was very attentive. We ordered about 10 plated for the two of us, so my friend would have leftovers to bring home, but we sampled them all. We let the waiter make the choices; he described the... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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78 reviews 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food was great.. The cocktail and beers were very good.. Recommend the two taco Tuesday .. Great selection.. Very good food

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had my Birthday dinner here, with all the family. Great Spanish food, attentive wait staff, what more could you want? A wonderful way to sample a dish you have been curious about but reluctant to order. Small samplings and grazing are a fun way to try elegant dishes that would be too much for an entire entree. We had our... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Went for lunch with a friend. Nice Spanish style décor and very open. Knowledgeable & friendly service. Not as many tapas options at lunch, but everything we tried was good. The only thing that really ruined our experience was that the bathrooms were dirty. Sinks & counters had stains and sticky ring marks from drinks left the night before; toilets... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If you ever find yourself in Grand Rapids, head to San Chez , a variation on Sanchez so it's not mistaken for Mexican food. This tapas restaurant has an assortment of well, tapas. I had the "plato de jamón y queso del día". Yum doesn't cut it. Spanish cured meats, fruits, nuts and a variation of cheese! Don't forget the... More 

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MSU
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I took some friends from work here on a Friday night while we were in Grand Rapids for a conference. It was a busy night since there was a big concert at the Van Andel. We had to wait an hour and a half for a table but in the end it was totally worth it. Everything we had was... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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50 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I gave San Chez Bistro a second chance and it was wonderful. It was nice to see that they were very concerned with taking care of the customer even on a busy morning. Donny took care of us and made us feel very special. Between him and the rest of the staff our coffee cups were never empty and quickly... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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101 reviews 101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Delicious fritters are the best San Chez has going for it. Lots and lots of options, vegetarian, carnivorous, and even gluten-free, but still I can't help but leave here feeling like I overpaid. For this kind of splurge, I want to murmur delightedly and make satisfied noises when I eat. I have to drink a lot of sangria to get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    (Commerce)
  • Public Transportation: The Metro system of Grand Rapids called "The Rapid" has 6 lines that stop directly in front of 38 West Commerce. They are 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15.
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-774-8272

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: French, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?