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La Villa

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Plaza de la Gandara, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
+34 942 81 83 64
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Gex, France
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A wonderful resteraunt with excellent food, service and atmosphere. The menu at 16.50 Euros is extraordinary value, which not only includes wonderful food but also a bottle of wine and mineral water. Everything was just perfect and I highly recommend this cosy place to have a lovely experience.

Thank Robyn T
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

At last a restaurant serving a good choice of daily dinner menu with dishes attractively served on hot plates for the first time during our holiday. We have just spent a week in the Basque Country with overpriced boring menus serving plain grilled fish or meat with no garnish, even had to ask for lemon! It was a pleasure to... More 

Thank sallyflora
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

A lovely place to eat in this wonderful town. Unpretentious, excellent service and good food; great value for money. We sat and ate a three course meal for €16.50 in the courtyard. Do try the Cantabrian stew!!

1 Thank Stuart B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The set meal is great value and the quality will take you back a few times. Friendly staff tried hard with little English to describe dishes and were welcoming each time I visited. The set meal includes wine which is not bad but the wine list will offer you quality if needed. The courtyard is book able and a very... More 

1 Thank lestravelagent
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Restaurant looks nothing from outside but upstairs is a lovely room. Excellent service possible too fast if you're planning to spend evening dining seafood soup was delicious cod & bream lovely generous white Rioja servings lovely deserts

Thank drsandraBognor
Galan, France
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

On a lovely warm evening the location was perfect. Lovely outside seating in an inside courtyard. Attentive service, food well presented and of good quality. Good selection of wines. We had the set menu at 16.50, and with a beer and bottle of wine was less than 50 euros for two.

Thank JMS65330
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86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The usual Spanish menu, chips and fried stuff, rice pudding, risotto with preserved mushrooms, bottled asparagus, etc etc etc. Not particularly veggie-friendly.

Thank DuchessadiNapoli
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Great food, great atmosphere, fantastic service and very reasonable prices. This place was recommended by our hotel as being "the best balance of price and quality in town"... I must say I agree with that recommendation.

Thank Marie A
Richmond, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Had the menu of the day and was not disappointed. The service was especially good and the staff were very happy! Food was good, but for 16 euros for three courses it was amazing! Don't go to early, they like to eat late

Thank dcolenso
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We were staying in Santillana for a couple of nights. Having checked the restaurants for menus/prices this seemed to offer things we wished to eat at a good price, about €16 p.p. including wine. We managed to get one of the 4 tables "outside" although that was within the building. Service was good, and the food perfectly acceptable. We'd happily... More 

Thank Reg H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Spanish, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza de la Gandara, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santillana del Mar
  • Phone Number: +34 942 81 83 64

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