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San Chez a Tapas Bistro

38 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2644
+1 616-774-8272
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (29 reviews)
“tapas” (276 reviews)
“paella” (51 reviews)
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Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2644
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we come here we try something new.a great place to try different foods because of the small plates,everyone can try what's on the table. Great wait staff as well.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JonandKris
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant has been around a long time for a reason, it’s really really good. This is my first review but my experience goes back years and I’ve never been disappointed. Vast tapas menu, full bar, great atmosphere. Reservations require at peak time.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Steve Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

San Chez is an iconic Grand Rapids restaurant and bar. It is located in the heart of downtown and offers a rather unique menu. The ambiance is nice, food is good, service is good. Overall, a nice place. I can't really rave about this place,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Andrea V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Look it’s a neat spot for a large group but it’s basically a bunch of appetizers. I mean the food is very tasty, but after 2.5 hours of small plates where you get a bite or two, I needed to hit a drive thru on...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank mprach024
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food keeps bringing me back again and again. They offer some interesting yet delicious foods. I especially enjoy the salmon ahumada and the croquettas. So good! The service has always been good with servers who are knowledgeable about the food and beverage selections and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank erinkeyzer
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Met a colleague from out of town here for a lunch / training and San Chez staff was so accommodating. They don't take reservations before 6p on a SAT, but they explained how to show up early on SAT (they open at 8a!), and a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DaaayyyTripper
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in after checking out some of the other local hot spots on the west side of Grand Rapids. Nothing really to brag about

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank jwbeld
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

My fiancé and I have been here maybe 30 times since we discovered it in June 2018. This is absolutely the best restaurant in GR, the food is AMAZING, the price is right for the quality of the food, great atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ashleyk956
Reviewed October 18, 2018

A recent visit to Grand Rapids involved some long working hours so we wanted to treat ourselves to something special. San Chez seemed to fit the bill. Inside is fun and funky and our balcony table gave us a great view of the restaurant and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Scott S
Reviewed October 15, 2018

I rate it only three because I'm not a fan of "too little to eat." Why serve THREE when there are FOUR at the table? Come On. Basic common sense. You lost my vote. Every entre was desgned to share? Again, stupid. Sorry. Not worth...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank maxxson
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Loretta G
August 8, 2018|
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Response from luv2r0am | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do, and they can manage large groups. The rehearsal dinner for our daughter’s wedding was held at San Chez for about 50 guests. They were great to work with.
Scott M
October 28, 2017|
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Response from Ken V | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Enjoy a Bloody Mary too
Dimitri W
May 13, 2016|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
I did not, however there were gluten free options on the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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