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“Romantic and unique”

San Chez a Tapas Bistro
Ranked #5 of 928 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Commerce
Transit: 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.
Haslett, Michigan
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149 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Romantic and unique”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

This is a tapas place so come expecting to share. Each dish arrives hot and delectable. Sharing es festive and a great conversation starter. It's a great place for a couple but even more fun with a group of four, so there are more things to taste! Plus the decor, with the mosaic columns, has a Barcelona vibe nicely in line with the cuisine. Don't miss it!

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Yummy tapas. Fun place with a group”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Get the paella - it is amazing!! It takes 40 minutes to cook, but worth the wait. The time goes by fast if you order other plates. Order any of the dishes they label as 'favorites' - they are all good. Sangria is excellent. Restaurant cn get crowded and noisy, so not good if you want a serious conversation. Fun place to go with a group. There is parking in the back that is usually free, but if there is an major event at the arena, there is a charge (separate owner from restaurant). Specials are always good also.

  • Visited November 2012
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Amazing tapas!”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Their food is excellent and their menu is varied. The wait on the weekend for dinner service can be long so be prepared.

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Gilroy
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

We ate a lot of tapas, veggie, fish and meat. . . about 12 among our group of three and loved them all! They had a nice flight of sherry's which are the usual pairing in Spain when eating tapas. I wished they had the appetizer bandilleros (scewered on appetizer tooth pics) but they are a little labor intensive to make. The atmosphere is really comfortable and attractive. The wait staff was very accomodating and cheerful. Looking forward to going again when we next visit the kids.

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Greenville, Michigan
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

We visited San Chez with a group of about 10, Food was excellent, fresh and fast, even with our large group. Each couple ordered at least 2 items, which made for approxamately 20 items to try. It seemed as though the food was never going to stop coming out! We all left very satisfied. Definately try San Chez; and with a group if possible. More fun & variety that way.

  • Visited November 2012
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