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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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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“tapas” (239 reviews)
“paella” (47 reviews)
Closed Now
09:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
38 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2644
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious tapas, attentive staff, lively atmosphere in a historic Grand Rapids building. Not your everyday tapas. Unique choices with great flavor. Lots of ambiance. Celebrating 25 successful years. So glad I finally got there!

Thank rosellamichigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, and a fun way to try new things. I love the small plates,which adds to the variety of your meal. Also stirs up the conversation of the table. I find it easy to keep it affordable. The sangria is a must!

Thank maryewald
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever I am in Grand Rapids, I love visiting San Chez. Service is excellent and the menu offers something for everyone.

Thank MarkKonyndyk
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I feel like this place is overrated on this site. Went last week while in GR and was disappointed. Service was very good and attentive but food was just okay and restaurant atmosphere felt tired and a bit dirty.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, great people and good drink selection. The appetizers style munchies were that of a 5 star celebrity restaurant. VERY VERY GOOD!!!

Thank MarkGfromGR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m in Grand Rapids this week hosting my North American Alignment meeting. Our local assistant recommended this location for our group dinner. Based on the ratings in TripAdvisor I agreed. MY MISTAKE!!! We had several tapas courses. All were average to below average. I would...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For decades, San Chez has been the unique and fun dining spot in the heart of GR. From years ago, when I first learned of this place from roommates in college, to the latest transition of new owners- who have kept it special and fabulous,...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This gem in GR never disappoints. The menu changes seasonally with fresh ideas but keeps favorites like the bleu cheese fritters. A true tapas bar, we love going here for small plates of great food and passing them around family style. The sangria is a...More

Thank sheltabor
Reviewed 27 December 2017

San Chez has been a GR establishment for seemingly decades. They've always had a super fun atmosphere and delicious food. That has changed over the past year or so. Food quality is inconsistent and they've gotten rid of some of the best menu items! Like...More

Thank stephanied_GR1989
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

I love San Chez! I’ve been multiple times and it is always consistent. Delicious, great staff, and fun atmosphere. I love the shared plates style so I can have some of everything. I highly recommend the pollo frito con fideos. We get it every time!...More

Thank Al P
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Scott M
28 October 2017|
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Response from Ken V | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Enjoy a Bloody Mary too
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Meals
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2644
    (Commerce)
  • 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
  • E-mail
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