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$2 - $5
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
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1.1 miles from Palacio Real de La Magdalena
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Reviewed April 4, 2022

La mar mainly serves oysters (several choices) and roe/huevas. We loved it! Staff is very helpful and attentive. Decor is cool and the atmosphere overall is that you want to stay in.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed September 14, 2021 via mobile

Came here for a seafood meal which was the best we had in a 10 day trip around northern spain. Amazing fresh and delicious seafood and brilliant service. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed July 8, 2020 via mobile

Lots of oysters from all over the World. Very fresh and delicious. Nice wine too. Friendly service. Possible to sit outside in narrow Street. We will be back

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

We were there for lunch, the local oyster were excellent, you don‘t have to take the other one‘s. Very friendly and excellent service! I will come back each time I stay in Santander!! Great place!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed October 31, 2019

Being Santander a quick look on Trip Advisor said I needed to stop in this place. Easy to find location. Stopped in about 1:30. Small compact bar. Don’t exactly remember which oysters I had but do recall the local Cantabria shells and some French. Later...a adjoining diner recommended a small French oyster so I had six of them. They were all good but found the much more briney flavor when compared to our New England oysters. What really hit the spot was the glasses of the Cantabria vino blanco we had.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

It is a must stop if you like oysters. There is a great selection, great vibes and great service. My favorites: tia maara and Sebastian selection

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 28, 2019

Oysters, oysters and wine. This bar does not serve anything else. The people stand on the street at small tables, drink wine, talk gaily. Everyone of course eat oysters. Nice servis. Great place. Really recommend !!

Date of visit: July 2019
Ariass88, Propietario at La Mar, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

Really thank you!! I only want to say that we have much more things than oysters. But of course, oysters are our speciality. Thank you again and hope to see you soon!!

Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

What a fabulous place - just cannot try an Oyster yet!! The texture is beyond my palette but everyone trying was more than delighted. So much choice also. What I did try was the wine and the service - both of which were perfect. Stunning...decorMore

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed May 28, 2018

this place serves oysters and drinks. Nothing else. But what it does, it does brilliantly. Nice alhambra beer, good white wine, and a nice selection of oysters. The waiters are very friendly, and can give you advice if you don't know which oyster to indulge...in.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

This small fancy bar in Santander has a lot of different oysters. We tried the local ones (1,5 EUR). They were small but very tasty. White Wine and service was perfect. We will be back as soon as possible.

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed October 9, 2016

Practically stumbled acreoss this place in the old town on an afternoon, wonderful anchoa from Santona, just beautiful and the centre of the world for anchovies. They also did a lovely Cantabrian Albariño and good service.

Date of visit: September 2016
Reviewed May 22, 2016

We were a group of nine,all seafood lovers except one. Our waiter Tomas Was perfect, he suggested the specials, answered our questions. The whole Group loved his suggestions. Tomas also helped us choose the wine. The wine list is extensive. They serve half portions of...many items on The menu. Leave room for desserts, all tempting and home made. Service was excellent. Can't wait to go back....More

Date of visit: May 2016
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