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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 - 11:00 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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Holland, MI
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261 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped here for my wife's birthday on a Tuesday night. We eat here a couple of times a year, and this time was the best. The empanadas were especially good. I love the yieiras y tocino (pork belly and scallops); the goat cheese (queso de cobra) tasted different than usual; the sangria was perfect; the shrimp of the sambas al... More 

Thank tromba61
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has an awesome atmosphere. The service is professional and fun. It's a Tapas restaurant so everything is in smaller portions so you can share! You get to try a ton of food and trust me you'll want to! I have never had a bad dish here. The blue cheese fritters are to die for!

Thank Cholly851
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my visiting mother to wonderful lunch. We shared 4 tapas between us with a small portion to go. The food was fabulous. The staff friendly and courteous as always. Some great new items on the menu as well as the come back of some old favorites (I'm guessing by popular demand) . I enjoyed every bite. I wish... More 

Thank Bonnie S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love going here because the food is so delicious. You order a number of small plates of tapas and share them around. Everything is fresh and the tastes are unique. It is our favorite place for birthdays or anniversaries.

Thank dorAlto
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The sangria is outstanding. Not just good, outstanding! The service and the food are also excellent. I have never had a bad experience here, nor do I think I ever will. the tapas are all very good. I don't think you can make a mistake in this establishment.

Thank bartender11200
Grand Haven, Michigan
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our daughters out for a bite to eat after helping them get settled into their new apartment. We weren't sure if we wanted breakfast or lunch and I knew San Chez offers both. We were seated and greeted by Lauren and asked if it was too late to order breakfast . It was 1:50 and they stop breakfast... More 

Thank petersgal
Atlanta, Georgia
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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very interesting restaurant in a nice old building. I think they could have done more with the interior, some of it's a little kitschy and not all that professional-looking but the concept is great. They have an excellent menu and bar. The servers are well trained but sometimes spread a little thin during busy times. We liked... More 

Thank SJRAtlanta_Georgia
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51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a Saturday morning. Great Cuba coffee and my wife had a coconut latte, both were tasty. The salmon inlet was great. A must do when in GR

Thank Lloyd B
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my wife and I's default "goto" spot. If we can't think of a new place to try, we always default to San Chez. The tapas are excellent. We never tire of the Queso de Cabra!

Thank Robert A
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in town on a short turnaround and hadn't been here in years. There were a few changes but so very pleased that everything was pretty much the same. The atmosphere was very warm and inviting. Our waitress Christy was amazing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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?