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El Serbal

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Calle Andres del Rio 7 | Puertochico, 39004 Santander, Spain
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chose the tasting menu with matching wines - a really fabulous experience. Great welcome ( and very good English explanations ) from the waiting staff. The food was unusual and just marvellous. The wine choices, though, were exceptional - a great selection of wines from smaller , mainly Spanish, vineyards - the Torrontes and Pinot Noir from Alda in southern... More 

Thank David H
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply stunning food, reverential. The menu with the wine pairing is 50 Euros per person, which considering their Michelin star, is tremendous value. The setting is nondescript, but the service is fantastic, you will really appreciate the level of knowledge and care taken by all the staff. Their is no salt and pepper on the table, because they are not... More 

Thank RobbieJEF
Melbourne, Australia
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113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch here a few days ago and highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for fine dining in Santander. The room is warm and welcoming, as are the staff. When the head waiter realised that I had little Spanish, another waiter with excellent English came to serve us. While we were the only table in... More 

Thank Andrew C
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I would give it more stars if I could! This place is the embodiment of hospitality. The staff make you feel so naturally at home and the dishes are out of this world! The kitchen perfectly combines creativity with substance, every plate is incredible and the produce is always fresh ( fish on offer changes by day according to the... More 

1 Thank tianshuuu
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I dined at El Serbal last week. Early dinning time, 9:30, for local standards but several customers at the place already when we arrived. Courteous greeting by ? (Never introduced himself) and very few and always sparse answers to our questions about the menu or wine list. Food excellent and well presented. Service mediocre at best with... More 

Thank Fowlwind
London, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Don't be let down by the outside: the restaurant is an hidden next to a supermarket and it doesn't look like a michelin-starred restaurant at all. But once inside, everything changes. The gastronomic journey starts with a glass of cava and a house starter, with an extravagant seaweed taste. Then choose from a variety of freshly baked bread, brought to... More 

Thank London_foodies
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Last night, along with my adolescent son, we experienced a memorable tasting dinner of Chef Roberto Terradillos cuisine at El Serbal. From the appetizers like the pâté of lechazo, the salmorejo fruit soup, to the amazing fresh fishes like: bonito, cod and trout, to his versions of callos a la madrileña and the exquisite presa Ibérica, you may want to... More 

1 Thank ncruz15
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Had the menu gastronomique with wine pairing. Beautiful food, with some lovely fish dishes. Wines were excellent and well matched. Service was very good and genuine. We managed to get over most of the language barriers and work out what we were eating with each course, but it just added to the fun. As someone travelling from London the restaurant... More 

Thank PSMITH86
San Rafael, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

Don't let the non-descript exterior fool you. This is a top notch restaurant worthy of its one star Michelin rating in every respect. Wonderful food, exquisitely prepared, and really good service. Two and a half hours later we left fully satisfied with everything.

1 Thank BenDresden2015
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

The food, decor and service are all excellent! Although I didn't quite see the point of some flavor combinations, the quality of cooking and the ingredients is outstanding. Some of the dishes were challenging and some simple a great revelation. The egg with spinach appetizer, despite seemingly simple ingredients, was complex and comforting at the same time. The value is... More 

Thank Boris B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$37 - $147
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Andres del Rio 7 | Puertochico, 39004 Santander, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
  • Phone Number: 942222515

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?