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San Chez a Tapas Bistro

38 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2644
(616) 774-8272
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Ranked #11 of 777 restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Commerce
Transit: 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.
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

There are 2 parts to SanChez-and one of them is their amazing breakfast! (The other of course being the tapas. It's true that the restaurant itself is a bit pricey, but the atmosphere is amazing, the service is wonderful, and you get what you pay for. I have never been disappointed! I have also seen them advertise different events, like... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This place has a great location in downtown Grand Rapids, easy to get to an easy to go to the next place. The food is wonderful, so many choices and good for food sharing. May be a bit pricey but it is a fun place to try so many different things, making the meal an experience to share.

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Grand Rapids
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

San Chez is one of my favorite restaurants in Grand Rapids. I love the tapas menu with the ability to share a variety of dishes at my table. The food is always good and the wait staff excellent. Highly recommend.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

First of all, I love eating Tapas style so I can have a little bit of a lot of things, but even if you're not into Tapas, the food is incredible and the service is great too! The blue cheese balls are a huge favorite for us and we always get a couple of orders!

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jlrussell3
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a must visit establishment if you are with friends. I had a group of 14 and it was amazing. Service A+. Food A+. I've been here throughout the years and the value is always great.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A fantastic Tapas restaurant. Many choices on the menu. Everything is fantastic. I prefer the small plates to the paella. Sangria is a must. Get several small plates to share with a group. Print in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.

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Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Get the breakfast quesadilla with a full press pot of coffee... Best way to start your day! Unless of course you get the Cinnamon French toast!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I love eating at San Chez, but normally save for special occasions. The service is good on average, but depends on the server. It's good for a group, as long as the group isn't too large (over 6 or 8). With a group, you can try different things and even if it's not your thing, someone else will likely eat... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Not for the budget conscious, but San Chez serves some of the best Spanish Tapas and food I've had. My wife and I would recommend a pitcher of the red Sangria, along with 4-5 Tapas and a dessert to share. If you like cheese, the deep fried blue cheese fritters are to die for, as well as the flour-less dark... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A unique menu in the heart of Grand Rapids. Lots of choices and it's within walking distance of downtown attractions. This is a must for groups of 4 or more.

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