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Casa Lita

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Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
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1.0 miles from Palacio Real de La Magdalena
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  • Socially distanced dining tables
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MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

This tavern faces Puertochico, a privileged area of Santander. It has a pleasant terrace, a large bar full of Basque bar snacks, and a small tapas menu...
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After eating in a few overpriced and frankly average restaurants near the main Sardina beach area we walked to the port region and found Casa Lita. What a piece of luck. Great service. Great good. Best of all, great prices.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read about it here on Trip Adviser and it lived up to the great reviews. An amazing selection of pinchos and very good prices, even the wine. We sat inside in the booths and felt very comfortable. Nice friendly staff serving you too. Do it!!

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Sunday afternoon and found that they had very little choice which left us a little disappointed having read the good reviews.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely friendly and helpful staff! As our Spanish isn’t the best, they went out of their way to explain the tapas on offer & gave us some recommendations. Every dish was so tasty, complimented with fantastic local wine. Extremely good value for money.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed May 9, 2022 via mobile

Pinxos we’re great, good variety. Bar staff were friendly. Cheap glasses of Rioja wines to try, which was nice. This is a bit of a tourist trap as the quality and value for money is better elsewhere

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed April 30, 2022 via mobile

This place is an absolute have to visit if in Santander. We have went back for a few visits on our 4 day city break. Food amazing, very friendly and welcoming. Staff amazing and highly recommended the Tapatas, best food in Santander. The staff know...there wines and great value for money. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed January 4, 2022

We have to come back, definetly not the place to hang out with your kids, although possible, also not for having some fast tapas as it is made for. But rather spend the rest of the night eating one tapa after the other, tasting all...the fantastic flavours in this vibrant athmospere of people coming in and out, having their fast wine or beer. I will come back to Santander just for this one.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed August 22, 2021

This place has been mentioned on the Michelin guide, and there's a good reason! I've been in northern Spain for over a month now and I can say they have some of the best tapas I ever tried. So fresh, so creative, so tasty! The...waiters are incredibly nice and most of the clients are locals. The quality is unbelievably high for the low price you pay.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed June 26, 2021 via mobile

Very friendly place with unbelievable good food! The way they make topas is very creative. The combination of different flavors is very surprising

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed August 13, 2020 via mobile

My family and I went to Casa Lita to try the famous pintxos/tapas because I read it was one of the most famous places in Santander. It was even recognized by Michelin. So we decided to go for lunch. We asked the waiter for the...best pintxos and ended up getting 5 kinds ( tuna, sheperds pie tasting, pork wrapped with bacon, jamón with bell pepper and pizza tasting one) plus a chistorra. To be honest most of the pintxos are overrated. Nothing fantastic or memorable. It wasn’t bad though, it was just okay. If you want pintxo, San Sebastián has better tasting ones.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed November 13, 2019 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday afternoon and found the place to be buzzing. It was absolutely packed early afternoon but we didn't have to lurk around long before we were able to get a table. The crowds thinned out in the afternoon, we were talking...shelter from a very wet day whilst waiting for our evening plane but still felt very welcome when we were the only people in there for an hour or so. We had pinchos which were delicious and reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed September 27, 2019

Reviews really well but our experience rather average . Thursday night not very busy almost more staff than customers. Staff very good . Despite its reputation very limited choice of tapas although what we had ranged from ok to very tasty . Would try again...as May just have been unluckyMore

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

Went as part of a group to sample the pinchos. The atmosphere, drinks and food were great. Really enjoyed the variety of pinchos on offer and, as it was so busy, the freshness of the food which was continually being topped up and changed. Great...evening out!More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed June 14, 2019

All of their pinchos are €2.70. We had 4 different ones and a second helping of one of them. Merluza, smoked salmon, beef and chicken curry. The chicken curry was the one I liked best and got a second - although I would have been...happy with any of them. Large selection of wines. Most glasses are around €2, some a bit more, some a bit less. Used my Spanish so I’m not sure how much English the staff knows. Lita also serves a variety larger portion racciones but we didn’t try any. €30 minimum for credit card charges.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

4 very hungry guys were very well fed and watered in this fine tapas bar. The food was all freshly made and excellent. The beer was cold and refreshing and we could have stayed all night eating and drinking. We will definitely return.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Yes, Casa Lita offers takeout services.

Yes, Casa Lita is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Casa Lita is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4