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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 - 11:00 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations

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  • 36
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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
Fabulous

Perfect atmosphere for a date or a fun girls night with some fabulous sangria. Blue cheese fritters are delish! Staff is friendly, very helpful in picking which tapas will make your tastebuds dance. Bon Appetite!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Milliejojacobson
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St Louis
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  • Entertaining clients
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English first
St Louis
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Perfect atmosphere for a date or a fun girls night with some fabulous sangria. Blue cheese fritters are delish! Staff is friendly, very helpful in picking which tapas will make your tastebuds dance. Bon Appetite!

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Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Every time I visit Grand Rapids I make either a luncheon or dinner stop... even tried breakfast once. Food is always amazing and staff are over the top. Great job San Chez, keep it up!

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Elk Grove, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

From the moment you walk in, see the great space, feel the vibe, you will be satisfied. This is a rare place where each time I go, four visits now, I continue to be impressed! But lets focus on the food; steak fabulous, salad amazing, spicy shrimp killer, and the list goes on and on. I have tried about 13... More 

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Chesterton, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We found San Chez on the Urban Spoon app and decided to go for late breakfast/early lunch. We sat at the bar. Service was attentive, and the manager also took time to have a nice conversation with us. The menu included breakfast food and lunch food (tapas starts later in the day) - we shared a bowl of gazpacho (tasty,... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Stopped in for a Friday lunch. The service was extremely slow. A little disappointed that there is only a limited tapas menu for lunch, so I had to settle for an alternative. But the pork belly BLT was excellent when it arrived. The rest of my party enjoyed their food. Empanadas were particularly good. No idea why there were q-tips... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I've only been to 1 tapas restaurant before so I wasn't sure what to expect when San Chez was recommended to us. It was awesome! The decor is funky and a bit eclectic. We were seated on the top floor, which had a cozy feeling. The server was very knowledgeable about menu and help with picking items out. I was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

San Chez a Tapas Bistro is a better than average tapas restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids. I've been there many times. The food is tasty and the staff is awesome.This a good place for a business team dinner or casual dining.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Ive been here 2-3 times and each time the food has been really good. Sometimes its really unique authentic tasting food. It always tastes fresh and homemade. Great gathering place for family and friends too. The waiters are always helpful on recommending whats best. But it can get to be a bit pricey.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This place has loads of character with tons of incredible tapas options. It has indoor and outdoor dining options and a decent wine selection and excellent bar area. It is very well located and can get busy so reservations are a good idea. I went there with clients one night and friends the next, it doesn't disappoint. Only drawback was... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews 100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This was the first time I have ever been to a true Tapas restaurant. I had a blast! The selection of foods on the menu was great and the taste was out of this world. I tried things I never would have otherwise. Great food, Great Service and great atmosphere. I will definitely go here again if ever in the... More 

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Additional Information about San Chez a Tapas Bistro

Address: 38 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone Number: +1 616-774-8272
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: French, Spanish

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?