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La Malinche

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Calle Hernan Cortes 41, 39003 Santander, Spain
+34 942 05 57 03
19:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Wed 19:30 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 13:00 - 16:00
Thu 19:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 19:30 - 02:00
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Lafayette, California
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I wish I could remember what I ordered aside from the steak (which was perfect, by the way) but every dish my husband and I tried was a winner. The service was exceptional. I hope to return to Santander one day so I can revisit this wonderful place!

Thank SoniaChan
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We reserved a table to have lunch with couple of friends in this restaurant yesterday. It has central location and the restaurant is nicely decorated which seems quite welcoming. The food is based on a modern cuisine and they have a daily menu which would be changed on a regular basis. I strongly recommend grilled octopus in potato foam/cream (pulpo... More 

1 Thank AYSIN S
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice place to get dinner in Santander. It is located in downtown near the marina. The bar, located in the first floor, seems to be frequented by locals and it is very easy to figure out why once you try the first drink, especially the sangría (the best I had in Spain). Food is good, but... More 

Thank Jorge V
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

This is my favourite restaurant in santander and I've eaten here many times now. The menu is really varied and a breath of fresh air compared to the typical heavy cuisine found in many traditional restaurants. The menu changes now and again but the steak is incredible . (Highly recommend, although I like my steak medium rare, in Spain I... More 

Thank Englishsantander
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Went here on our only night in Santander based on trip advisor reviews. Did not disappoint. We sat downstairs in the bar, no reservation. Amazing tapas, cocktails, service, atmosphere and music.

1 Thank Suz P
Santander, Spain
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

This is my favourite place to eat in Santander. They offer a variety of great innovative dishes including a number of vegetarian options. The decor and atmosphere are great, the staff are lovely and they always play great music. It's one of the pricier restaurants in Santander but definitely worth it.

Thank Aoifaa
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

My Santanderian friends reccommended this restaurant and we had lunch with our kids. It is a small, modern and tasty place tucked away on one of lovely streets downtown Santander. Service was good, food was excellent and the price was quite acceptable. Menu del dia or lunch menu was 16.5€ and that would satisfy most visitors. I would highly reccommend... More 

1 Thank Anatolijus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

We went there as a group of 5. We selected this place based on tripadvisor reviews while walking around in that area. We reached there at 8pm, however the kitchen starts only at 8:30pm. Hence, we were able to reserve a table. While eating there, we saw that place completely filled up by 10pm (which seems to be usual dinner... More 

2 Thank Prashant A
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

We ate here in our only night out in santander and had a great experience. We arived without reservations which can be a problem because its a very popular and small restaurant. Guillermo (probably the upstairs restaurant manager) was very accomodating and even called us on our cellphone when our table was ready. We had chipirones with soya and modena... More 

3 Thank Lee V
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119 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

This restaurant is located aptly in one of the most popular streets to go out for dinner in Santander and they offer great Mediterraean dishes displayed and cooked in a very sophisticated way. We tried delicious grilled and "onioned" calamari, mushrooms croquettes with a sweet sauce, a salad and octopus and prawns ceviche. Everything was tasty and delectable but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$40
Fusion, Mediterranean, Spanish, Healthy
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 01:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 02:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Hernan Cortes 41, 39003 Santander, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
  • Phone Number: +34 942 05 57 03
La Malinche are two concepts into one: first, a tapas bar with spikes at the time, a selection of wines by the glass and a special selection of cocktails and mixed; on the other hand, a casual restaurant where you can enjoy lunch or dinner in a friendly atmosphere and excellent cuisine with Mediterranean and Cantabrian accents

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?