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Plaza Mayor 10, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
+34 942 818 377
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

we had heard that this was a good place to eat however we are very glad we just popped in for lunch and didn't choose here as our last evening's dinner. The food was ok but not great flavour, there was lots of it though, also in comparison to other 'daily' menus in town it was of less value for... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch at this place. I ordered a Spanish tortilla, that was quite good, my bf - some grilled pork and ham dish (didn't get the name of that) which was OK. The waiter did not speak any English, but was very friendly and helpful as much as he could given that we don't speak Spanish. The service was quite... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We four ate here and all of us could not eat our meals. Some sort of pork dish that was nearly all fat and a lamb dish that was not edible. Go somewhere else pleaee!!!!

Thank Buddee58
Perigueux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

really wide panel of dishes from local ingrediants, both meat and fish, surprising each time with a delicious match of flavours and textures

Thank hsh6
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel (Casa Del Marques) and it was a good choice.Initiall thought was that it was more than we had planned to spend ( menu of 25 euros per head) but that included a bottle of good wine. The food was superb, but what stood out was the attentive waiter. The service he provided was... More 

Thank Ken T
Wangaratta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

To get to this restaurant you have to walk into the old town as you cannot drive there. My husband ordered the lamb chops and was delighted when he was presented with 10 chops with his salad and chips. We were yearning for some home cooked vegetables and weren't disappointed with the side dish ordered. All the meals were fresh... More 

Thank gadabout51
puerto vallarta, mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

This is a tapas bar and a restaurant. The severs were helpful and we had an incredible prawn and octopus salad. Then wife had Lechazo (unweaned lamb) that we thought was even better than the great example we had in Lerma. I had lamb chops. Also wonderful. Nice location on main square just down from the Parador.

Thank RauanK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I ate here with some friends after having a pre dinner drink. We were all pleased with our meals. The clam entree & the mixed meats entree (jamon, chorizo etc) were both good as were the slow roasted lamb leg & the lamb chops. The desserts were more mixed. My lemon cream dessert was the best. It was delicious. The... More 

Thank suzziej
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Went for pinchos at lunch then returned for dinner. Both meals were excellent. A variety of local cheeses, anchoves, fish soup and beef. The cooked pear in red wine for desert was exquisite! May go again for dinner before we leave

Thank judy845
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The restaurant is incredibly well located. The food is out of this world and so is its quality. The cost is very moderately priced! The staff was also fantastic.

Thank Alfred R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Mayor 10, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santillana del Mar
  • Phone Number: +34 942 818 377

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