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Plaza Mayor 10, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
+34 942 81 83 77
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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240 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
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
Paso Robles, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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158 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Food varies from good to poor. Undercooked hake and overpriced cold roast vegetables. Staff surly and unknowledgeable. Many, many better restaurants in Santillana.

Thank MickyW66
St. Croix
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60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2015

We only stopped in for some tasty tapas and glass of wine. The people were so very friendly and while they did not speak English they were very helpful in guiding us to some of the sights ,nearby.

Thank FoodieMama
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

We stopped off for a drink and snack (pintxo) and service was friendly and prompt and food was good. Lovely location outside. Highly recommended.

Thank KingBud
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269 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a Wonderful spot to dine, excellent location, great service, with friendly staff where we enjoyed a nice selection of food. Presentation and flavor are both excellent. Veal scallopini, coquettes, stuffed fried peppers, and frites, done to perfection. I also had fish soup which had a very lovely delicate fresh flavor and we topped it off with wine. Great... More 

Thank Cana1Toronto

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
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 81 83 77

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?