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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (27 reviews)
“tapas” (263 reviews)
“paella” (50 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2644
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank Ashley K
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank maxxson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The overall experience was pleasant. The food was a little slow for a Friday night, but the server was very helpful in our food choice and keeping our drinks coming. I will be back when in town

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for some drinks and Tapas before our wedding rehearsal dinner. They offered free parking if you dine here. We had buy one get one happy hour sangria along with some great tapas. The service was outstanding. We had a server who was...More

Thank gschleiffer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after hearing about it for years. Cool menu. Tried a few tapas and enjoyed them. Black bean stew was delicious, as was the Cuban sandwich. Odd, though, that the pickle was on the side instead of pressed in the sandwich. Service...More

Thank D K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Same great chef this year and last year. Our waiter Derrick was great and suggestive. Five dollar fresh mojitos during happy hour. Tapas start at 3pm. Go for those and order lots! Absolutely phenomenal dishes to share. Blue cheese fritters and Potato Croquettes are my...More

Thank Kirstinkay804
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful food with excellent service equals a great casual din9ng experience. It’s one of her favorite places to go in Grand Rapids!

Thank wallyworld2007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at San Chez at the height of Art Prize, on a Saturday afternoon, and were still happy with the service and the quality of the food. There were four of us and we were seated after having a drink at the bar. Our...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit here and was very impressed with the knowledgeable staff and their willingness to ensure that you're aware of all the ingredients of each item. Friendly, relaxing atmosphere and delicious food. Everything that we tried was amazing. The Fritos de Queso Azuls were so...More

Thank TheSFamilyof5
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene
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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