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Calle Andres del Rio 7 | Puertochico, 39004 Santander, Spain
+34 942 22 25 15
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Location: close to the town center in Santander Atmosphere: don’t be fooled by the buildings in the neighbourhood and the outside. Inside it looks great and they have some pretty unique features such as a castor that transports the freshly baked bread to you. We were greeted by the champagne and cocktail trolley and they prepared some welcome cocktails for... More 

Thank jenskoopmann
Cambridge, UK
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This unassuming place just outside the centre of Santander serves serious food. It was our last day of an epic two weeks exploring the regions between the Basque Country and the Mediterranean (Valencia to be exact) and it was pouring with rain - not the best day to explore so we opted for the full tasting menu. I was so... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Had a fantastic meal here last night. We chose the tasting menu with matching wines. The cooking was superb and really imaginative. The service was also just right. (Thank you Pietro) They dealt with request for dairy free options amazingly well. We would highly recommend this wonderful restaurant

Thank alanbarbaraEdinburgh
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I went here two times in summer with my girl who's a vegetarian. First time before going there we called and ask if they could make a vegetarian menu and it was no problem for them, although we called on the same day. The next time we called a day in advance and asked about the vegetarian menu, but were... More 

Thank Žilvinas B
Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Chose the tasting menu with matching wines - a really fabulous experience. Great welcome ( and very good English explanations ) from the waiting staff. The food was unusual and just marvellous. The wine choices, though, were exceptional - a great selection of wines from smaller , mainly Spanish, vineyards - the Torrontes and Pinot Noir from Alda in southern... More 

Thank David H
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Simply stunning food, reverential. The menu with the wine pairing is 50 Euros per person, which considering their Michelin star, is tremendous value. The setting is nondescript, but the service is fantastic, you will really appreciate the level of knowledge and care taken by all the staff. Their is no salt and pepper on the table, because they are not... More 

Thank RobbieJEF
Melbourne, Australia
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146 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch here a few days ago and highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for fine dining in Santander. The room is warm and welcoming, as are the staff. When the head waiter realised that I had little Spanish, another waiter with excellent English came to serve us. While we were the only table in... More 

Thank Andrew C
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I would give it more stars if I could! This place is the embodiment of hospitality. The staff make you feel so naturally at home and the dishes are out of this world! The kitchen perfectly combines creativity with substance, every plate is incredible and the produce is always fresh ( fish on offer changes by day according to the... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I dined at El Serbal last week. Early dinning time, 9:30, for local standards but several customers at the place already when we arrived. Courteous greeting by ? (Never introduced himself) and very few and always sparse answers to our questions about the menu or wine list. Food excellent and well presented. Service mediocre at best with... More 

Thank Fowlwind
London, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Don't be let down by the outside: the restaurant is an hidden next to a supermarket and it doesn't look like a michelin-starred restaurant at all. But once inside, everything changes. The gastronomic journey starts with a glass of cava and a house starter, with an extravagant seaweed taste. Then choose from a variety of freshly baked bread, brought to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$37 - US$147
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Andres del Rio 7 | Puertochico, 39004 Santander, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
  • Phone Number: +34 942 22 25 15

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