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San Chez a Tapas Bistro

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38 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2644 (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.
(616) 774-8272
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Good for:
Casual Dining
Entertaining clients

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  • 219
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 32
    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
Most recent review
A little of everything

Went to eat prior to a show in Grand Rapids. We had reservations which I am glad we did, line was long when we left around 7. Had olives with Harissa, bread with ham and cheese, scallops with pork belly and stuffed mushrooms. All very good. For dessert with had the bourbon soaked pound cake and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
jukie08
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Holland, Michigan
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
  • Private Dining
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397 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Holland, Michigan
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Went to eat prior to a show in Grand Rapids. We had reservations which I am glad we did, line was long when we left around 7. Had olives with Harissa, bread with ham and cheese, scallops with pork belly and stuffed mushrooms. All very good. For dessert with had the bourbon soaked pound cake and the chocolate pot de... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I love a place that takes pride in their business. Putting in the effort to be able to offer the best food and to invest the time into training your staff will always bring you 5 stars, from me anyhow.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Excellent food, best sangria ever tasted. Always something new on the menus. Be advaterous, try something new

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

One of my favorite places to visit in Grand Rapids! We've been going to San Chez for years and have taken large groups there for many different special occasions. Often we order and it comes out entirely different than we were expecting, but it always tastes great! I love the salad with the chicken, manchengo, and tortillini. Desserts are all... More 

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

San Chez is located in the heart of Grand Rapids. The atmosphere is warm and friendly whether you are on a date or in a group. The food will satisfy your dense of adventure with a wide array of choices. The servers are friendly.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have always had great food and service here. Great place for a gathering such as a shower or girls night out. It's nice to go with a group so you can sample everything.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

They have limited menu options and for the price you get an extremely small amount of food (5" plate for about $12). My wife and I only ordered dessert here, due to the price and menu options. The dessert was very expensive but did taste good.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

San Chez presents an ever evolving menu of delicous small plates, which is perfect for a special dinner for 2, or for a larger group gathering. The staff if most attentitive and professional. I'll be back soon. PS. try the White Sangria :)

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grand haven
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Wow, yet another amazing dining experience! It's so hard to choose what to get because everything tastes so amazing! The cheese platter is a must, as are the lamb meatballs! We were there with another couple so we were all able to enjoy a bite or two from each others plate. My only complaint is the pricy wines by the... More 

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Muskegon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The restuarant provides a great atmosphere within an old building. The food was excellent as was the service. However, the portion sizes of the Tapas are disappointingly small and expensive. Drinks fair no better. My $5.99 draft was a whopping 10 ounces. For $5.99 at least give me a pint. The Sangria at $6.99 per glass was mostly ice. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2644
    (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: (616) 774-8272

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?