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San Chez a Tapas Bistro

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38 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2644 (Commerce)
+1 616-774-8272
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Wytheville, Virginia
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner reservations made for us, so didn't have to choose. Everything on the menu was like an appetizer- the waiter ended up ordering for us, with a little guidance. Overall food and service was great - but a bit pricy for the amount of food served.

Thank Rt90RR
Montague, Michigan
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San Chez has been around for quite a few years and we've been going here since they first opened. Their standards have always been set high, and they always measure up in every way. We've tried so many of the various hot and cold tapas and have never been disappointed. Love the food and great staff. Also love that they... More 

Thank nancy t
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there for a group event in a private room.The food was very good-it didn't knock my socks off but to be fair it could just have been that it is difficult to do tapas in a large group.The cobbler dessert with vegan ice cream was excellent as was the toasted bread & herbed goat cheese.I appreciated that they... More 

Thank Ellen C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a group of 7 people to San Chez and enjoyed excellent Sangria, a multitude of great tasting small dishes which were shared among everyone, and left after having a totally enjoyable evening. Great service as usual!

Thank John M
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked it, but my wife did not. She is not much of a mexican fan. Food was good. A little pricy for what you get. If you want variety and dont care about $$, go to San Chez.

Thank timnawrocki
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363 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my go to place in Grand Rapids. The food is just about always good and its a fun place to go with a group. In the many times I have been there I have only had one plate that I didn't think was so good (and they have since taken it off the menu). Dessert is particularly good...and... More 

Thank pyegirl
Plymouth, Michigan
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in to San Chez before a concert at 20 Monroe. It is a short walk from the venue, so very convenient if you are looking for place for dinner/drinks before a show downtown. They have a lot of great Tapas choices - we ordered several dishes to share b/n the 4 of us - all very flavorful, and... More 

Thank Beth N
South Haven, MI
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

San Chez is a fun restaurant. It has nice atmosphere, very friendly staff and an excellent menu with some unusual and adventurous combinations. Most notable were the scallops, best we ever tasted, perfectly cooked. My husband also praised the pork served with the scallops. I liked the ahi tuna but wasn't crazy about the carrot side or the sauces served... More 

Thank glofish5
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have gone to San Chez often both with our daughters and without. We have not had a dish that we haven't loved. It is a fun experience and always delicious.

Thank Sarah D
Grand Rapids, MI
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fresh and local foods integrated as much as possible; original recipes and combinations; menu choices packed with flavor - you will rarely find a dish you MORE than want again!

Thank dawnbGrandRapids_MI

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $35
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2644
  • Public Transportation: The Metro system of Grand Rapids called "The Rapid" has 6 lines that stop directly in front of 38 West Commerce. They are 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15.
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-774-8272

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