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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Entertaining clients

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  • 222
    Excellent
  • 126
    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
Teamwork

Staff were not only friendly to customers, but also genuinely friendly to each other! They were slammed and manager rolled up his sleeves helping bar and wait staff. Food was fabulous!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
HNass
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Flint, Michigan
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
  • Private Dining
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404 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Flint, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Staff were not only friendly to customers, but also genuinely friendly to each other! They were slammed and manager rolled up his sleeves helping bar and wait staff. Food was fabulous!

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Everything we got was fantastic! We ordered quite a few different dishes to share among 4 people and liked everything we tried. One order of something is enough for 4 people to sample because these dishes are a little bigger than most tapas places. My absolute favorite was the steak...I have a hard time finding good quality steak that isn't... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We have been here many times but last night's great meal has compelled me to write a review. We love the menu selections, the knowledgeable and pleasant wait staff and the quality of the food. It is always hopping here which could be my only complaint. It is noisy but that just indicates the energy. Oh, and a great, affordable... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A must try if your in GR! Disclaimer, I do have a relative whose an employee, but that just adds to my positive recommendation, as I have a little perspective about the excellent care, creativity, and quality that's embraced by the owners/staff. This is a little on the pricey side with a tapas/small plates format, but the food is really... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Great food and service! Nice atmosphere. The white sangria is very good! Very crowded and noisy on the weekend..just means it's good!

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Rochester, New York
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205 reviews 205 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Something for everyone on the menu and good way to sample many items. Had some interesting menu options but was not disappointed in the end. Higher priced, but staff was great and food is just as great. go hungry...that was my mistake

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

They have good small plates and an interesting menu. the prices are on the high side, but the value is good

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Holland, Michigan
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?