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Calle Juan Infante 22, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
+34 619 05 89 72
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

We popped in here when ready for lunch during our trip. Good variety on the menu with some local dishes as well as chips and burger type food. Waitress was very helpful with our choice and the salad with tuna and goat's cheese we had was delicious. Prompt efficient service and other guests seemed to be getting the same care... More 

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243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

We tried here on spec having wandered around Santillana for a while being very indecisive about where to eat. On the spur of the moment we decided to pop in here despite the somewhat off putting orange and yellow machines at the entrance, mainly as it seemed to be the busiest place with what looked to be local people rather... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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465 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2015

Despite being in the main square of this touristy town, El Castillo seems to attract as many locals as travellers, probably because it has good service, good food and isn’t overpriced. At the front it's a bar and tables for food; the back is a slightly more formal restaurant (though, as far as we could tell, the menu is the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Im surprised this restaurant ranks 9# in Santilla, it is really not an accurate score. They try to get your attention with a sign and menu for 13e outside the gates. As soon as you sit they give you the more expensive a la carta menu only. You have to ask for the details on the set menu. This is... More 

Thank Pieter259
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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Nice place with good atmosphere for a dinner in the court The menu is weak...only standard Spanish courses, nothing local... Quality of the food was below avg. Nothing to be excited about

Thank Péter D
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56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

We asked a local where we could get good homemade food and he sent us here. He wasn't wrong. The food was fantastic and the portions were very generous. Good service and a great atmosphere!

Thank sarahyas
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

stopped for a quick raciones for lunch - chorizo in cider and scrambled eggs with prawns and young garlic. A glass of very nice white wine and a beer all for 20 euros including tip. Nice atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Juan Infante 22, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santillana del Mar
  • Phone Number: +34 619 05 89 72

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