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San Chez a Tapas Bistro


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed today

I've been here before, but most recently came on a girls weekend. The empanadas were the star of our dinner. We were back the next night for dessert for my girlfriend's birthday

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kate_e1974
Reviewed yesterday

Best sangria in town, plates still small, prices a bit higher but worth it. The original tile and art embellishes the lively atmosphere. Servers are friendly and responsive. Great for large parties upstairs. Always impresses guests.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sgb1222
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fun tapas restaurant with traditional tapas choices. The sauces are amazing. The desserts are also great. The best part, however, is the Sangria. Fun evening with friends.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GRTraveler40
Reviewed 1 week ago

have dined there several times, in groups of 2 to 3 couples. we order about 2 tapas per person and then pass them around to share. go on someone's birthday and they (if registered on line) will get something like $20 off bill. Also go...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Carl S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San Chez never disappoints. We have been taking out-of-state guests here almost since it opened. We love the opportunity to try a lot of different dishes by sharing the tapas. Everyone loves SOMETHING that we all ordered. The service is excellent and the atmosphere is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank VNE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here on a Saturday, when you can't make reservations (all other days of the week you can, I think), and it was pretty crowded so we had to wait about an hour to eat. But it was worth the wait! The tapas were...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank seagreentales
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a great place to meet friends --- share foods -- try new stuff --- one of our favorite places in Grand Rapids

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 884dave
Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

We joined San Chez for the Valentines Day Dinner in the Dark again for our second year in a row. We had a blast in 2018 and the food was amazing, but this Year in 2019 the food was over the top! The service was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank April B
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

We enjoy the variety tapas offer. San Chez assays has very flavorful food, nice presentation and great service.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jamessV1154QU
Reviewed February 13, 2019

San Chez always brings their "A" game. I have always received excellent service, and the food is unique for the area and delicious!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank webster333
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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.
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Yes. Enjoy a Bloody Mary too
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