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San Chez a Tapas Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options


four egg omelet served w/ choice of toast. egg whites available
spanish chorizo, potatoes mojo onions, manchego cheese
cuban pork
braised pork, ham, mojo onion roasted garlic aioli, pickles, habanero salsa & mustard on the side
spinach & tomato
fresh spinach & tomatoes w/ herbed goat cheese
smoked salmon, spinach, tomatoes, queso crumbles
served w/ patatas bravas, 2 eggs any style, your choice of toast
peppered pork
mojo pork, six pepper blend, mixed cheese
corned beef
corned beef, onions, swiss cheese
bloody mary
peppered steak, peppers, onions, bloody mary mix
veggie hash
mojo peppers, mojo onions, spinach, mixed cheese, avocado relish, scrambled salsa eggs
cinnamon pecan roll
served warm w/ cream cheese glaze
potato bagels
served w/ a side of peanut butter, jam, cream cheese or herbed goat cheese, choice of everything or plain
yogurt parfait
housemade almond granola w/ chef's daily fruit
strawberry shortcake
on a house made biscuit
bacon or sausage
patatas bravas
two eggs
any style
chef's daily fruit
marbbled rye
english muffin
gluten-free roll $+2
substitute bagel $+2
breakfast sandwich
scrambled eggs, manchego cheese, sriracha aioli, cilantro & your choice of bacon, sausage or soy sausage, served on ciabatta, w/ patatas bravas
breakfast casserole
scramble bacon, chorizo, sausage, patatas bravas, & onions baked w/ manchego, provolone & colby cheese. topped w/ scrambled eggs & served w/ your choice of toast.
cinnamon french toast
Cubed French baguette dipped in cinnamon custard batter. baked in a cast iron skillet w/ brandy caramel syrup make it a monte cristo w/ the addition of ham, bacon, sausage & chorizo, topped w/ smoked cheddar
traditional breakfast
two eggs,‏‏ patatas bravas, smokehouse bacon & choice of toast
breakfast wrap
spicy black bean quinoa cakes, bacon, chicken, provolone cheese & scrambled eggs wrapped in lawash & pressed on the grill. served w/ harissa sour cream & habanero salsa. vegetarian? substitute spinach & onion.
vanilla maple oatmeal
steel cut oats cooked w/ maple syrup & vanilla bean topped w/ dried cherries & toasted pecans. served w/ brown sugar
can get without shrimp $+7
manchego cheese grits, zucchini, wilted spinach, blackened shrimp & bacon, topped w/ a seasoned fried egg
gravy $+2
breakfast empanadas
scrambled eggs,‏‏ bacon, chorizo, sausage & goat cheese folded in an empanada shell w/ manchego cheese on top. served w/ a side of harissa sour cream, salsa & patatas bravas
bacon, chorizo & sausage $+1
egg $+1
vegetarian biscuits & gravy
house-made biscuits & gravy.
fried chicken waffle benedict
belgain waffle, fried chicken thigh, bacon maple hollandaise, arugula, two poached eggs
ensalada de casa
organic greens, pimientos, manchego cheese & red onion. sherry vinaigrette or mango dressing
pollo frito con fideos
crispy hand-breaded chicken breast, three cheese tortellini, roasted red peppers, onion & manchego cheese over organic greens w/ mango dressing
ensalada de remolacha y palma
hearts of palm, roasted beets, sweet pickled carrots, pine nuts & goat cheese. served on organic greens w/ lemon herb vinaigrette
ensalada mixta
mojo braised pork w/ goat cheese, red onion, marcona almonds, dried cherries & ancho guava dressing over organic greens
espinaca salteada
warm wilted spinach, portabellas, marinated artichokes, garbanzo beans, roasted red peppers, manchego cheese sherry vinaigrette
cup $4
bowl $6
classic brazillian stew. braised pork, smoked sausage, local bacon & black beans served w/ fresh habanero salsa.
cup $4
bowl $6
gazpacho andaluz
watermelon & cucumber soup served chilled
cup $4
bowl $6
sopa del dia
chef's soup selection, available monday-friday
with a breakfast $+1
lunch entree $+1
sliced fresh fruit of the day
with a breakfast $+1
lunch entree $+1
patatas bravas
with a breakfast $+1
lunch entree $+1
kettle chips
with a breakfast $+1
lunch entree $+1
loaded potato salad
with a breakfast $+1
lunch entree $+1
tomato-feta-basil couscous salad
all sandwiches are served w/ a pickle & your choice of a side
gluten-free bread $+2
the matador
blackened chicken, thin sliced chorizo, peppers, onions, sriracha aioli & manchego cheese
gluten-free bread $+2
chicken & apple panini
grilled chicken breast w/ bacon, apples, pecans, garlic aioli, pesto topped w/ swiss & manchego cheese
spanish egg $+1
gluten-free bread $+2
cuban mojo
braised mojo pulled pork topped w/ dill pickle, ham, tomato, swiss cheese, yellow mustard & aioli
gluten-free bread $+2
smokey grilled cheese
poblano, bacon, colby, corazon aioli
ham $+1
gluten-free bread $+2
san chez caprese
fresh goat cheese, spinach, pesto, tomato, balsamic reduction
gluten-free bread $+2
fried chicken
fried chicken thigh, house made sweet pickles, corazon aioli
gluten-free bread $+2
barbeque pork melt
ancho-cherry barbeque pork w/ melted manchego cheese, coleslaw & haystack onions
gluten-free bread $+2
smoked salmon bagel melt
toasted everything bagel served w/ smoked salmon, tomato, onion, cucumber, capers & herbed goat cheese
queso de cabra
baked goat cheese, tomato sauce, garlic toast
fritos de queso azul
blue cheese fritters, red pepper aioli
fritos de arroz
saffron rice fritters, bacon, shrimp, pesto aioli
onion, garlic & potato filled pastries, aioli, habanero salsa
pollo y chorizo a la plancha
grilled chicken & local chorizo, cumin aioli
bistec con pimienta
peppered bistro steak grilled med-rare, tortellini, manchego mustard cream sauce
salmon con hierbas
salmon fillet, house-made pesto, roasted red peppers, spinach, potatoes, sherry reduction
gambas al ajillo
sauteed shrimp, garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes
tapenade de espana
herbed goat cheese, pesto, roasted red peppers, grilled bread
esparragos con romesco
grilled asparagus, marcona almonds, romesco sauce, lemon
US$20 - US$35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We’ve always loved San Chez for dinner, but this was our first time going to breakfast, and it was fantastic! We thought they only did brunch on the weekends, but they offer a full breakfast Monday-Friday as well. So delicious. Great coffee. We had the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 205JamieR205
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is delicious, the atmosphere is great, and the service is fab! The portions obviously are small because you share them, BUT they actually fill you up and satisfy while giving you a wonderful variety and ability to explore many dishes and flavors.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RevDaDa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find. This is a fantastic restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids. Fun decor, great service, great Bloody Mary Bar. The food is different but absolutely delicious. I mean, who has heard of a Cinnamon Peacan Roll with cream cheese and bacon....ORDER ONE! It...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank damiller96
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place heightens the first meal of the day into a hearty and healthy special event. A month ago I enjoyed the Breakfast Empanadas and on New Year’s Eve morning I savored the Veggie Hash. For desert my friend and I shared the seasonal flan...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank C2638AHchrisr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

San Chez has a very unique variety of entrees. I usually go on special occasions. Very interesting decor. Fun to do something "different."

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 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 December 11, 2018 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 December 11, 2018

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 November 25, 2018 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 November 18, 2018

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
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nilesh p
January 12, 2019|
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Response from sirakshat | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have.. infact they have a pretty impressive bar setting !
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
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