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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
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious food. We had al t of questions about the menu. Particularly because it was my first time at a Tapas restaurant. Our waitress, I forgot her name, maybe Liz? Was amazing. Started with the Tapenade de Espana- amazing. Thrilled grilled bread with goat cheese and pesto. Then ordered the Ensalada Mixta- braised pork that was so tender and juicy,... More 

Thank LoveToLeaveFeedback
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207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The service here is also very good with very pleasant servers. The food is very good and their specialty coffees are super good. If you have room have dessert. They have great selections. Very busy place in the weekends.

Thank Toddamy
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here last Wednesday nite for girls night out. Half off wine so that was a plus! Perfect to share small plates with each other. Wait staff very friendly and was able to get us out in time for our show.

Thank Michelle H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have so many menus available for all dietary restrictions- vegan, gluten free, soy allergy, etc. They are very knowledgable and will work with you if you have a restriction!

Thank Jordan T
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place, food really good even though they brought us the wrong food.. twice. Will probably go back again.

Thank Amy49519
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for delicious food in a fun, eclectic atmosphere, San Chez is the place. It is Spanish cuisine served tapas (shared small plates) style and is perfect for dates, family, and socializing. I've never been disappointed with anything I've eaten here and their dessert is equally amazing.

Thank Sara K
Jackson, Michigan
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to San Chez based on the encouragement of friends who live in the GR area. Had to wait for about 20 mins as it was the usual Sunday brunch rush, we ordered a variety of dishes from the tapas and sandwich menu. On seating we were slightly puzzled by the off-kilter brown paper they use for the table cloth... More 

Thank G-Kaplan59
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The price is far to high even though the food is wonderful. After my visit I have only gone one other time and it was a gift from a friend.

Thank Marlye A
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great quality food and atmosphere. Very quick service. They will handle your bill right at the table with portable card scanners so easy to get your bill and leave in time for a show. A little on the expensive side but I believe it is worth it. They also have a great brunch.

Thank Brent G
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went last night to celebrate Valentine's Day early. We were told it was a 2 hour wait BUT thankfully there was room at the bar. The service was excellent - all of the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The food is a bit pricey but worth it. We are vegan but they are able to... More 

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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
US$20 - US$35
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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?