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San Chez a Tapas Bistro

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38 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2644 (Commerce)
+1 616-774-8272
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Silver Lake
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here after coming to town for the camper show. We just ate at a really good tapas restaurant a few weeks ago in Toronto (maybe that spoiled us). I ordered our family a dozen or so plates. These literally came out 6 at a time. We were bombarded with food. It should have flowed out of the kitchen better.... More 

Thank BrentFC
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

No matter what you're craving, San Chez has it, and for those who have had true Spanish tapas, you're guaranteed to return time and time again!

Thank Laura H
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129 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we had a buffet that was very good...lots of different kinds of tapas that were excellent, the desserts were very good....

Thank debrawmi
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I herd they were really good so I and my wife gave it a try. The service was good but the food was not.

Thank Mark E
Holt, Michigan
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I came to San Chez based on a recommendation from a coworker. No availability on OpenTable so I emailed and got a reply the next AM stating they would gladly accommodate our request for an early dinner. The place was lively and decorated in an appropriate Spanish theme and very eclectic. I liked the mosaic pillars and... More 

Thank numbersguy75
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would not have expected Grand Rapids, MI to have the best tapas restaurant in the Midwest--one of the best in the country, in fact--but here it is, located right on the edge of downtown, within walking distance of business and lodging. San Chez is a large restaurant in an old commercial space, but broken up into several separate areas,... More 

Thank Slopezian
Mishawaka, IN
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience! Everything was very different and tasty! You should definitely try this, you will not regret it!

Thank mishawakaconsumer
Birmingham, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to GR to surprise a friend running his first marathon. Somehow we kept missing him at the mile markers. After two hours we decided it's time to eat, plotted a place right before the finish line we knew we couldn't miss him. Asked a cop where to go on a Sunday morning. The street he directed up to was... More 

Thank Whalen76
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding menu. Was very busy, but service was great. We really liked the selection of Tapas. Location is walking distance from Van Andel Arena. Price was a little high, but well worth it.

Thank David B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Moving to Grand Rapids from Chicago years ago, we were a bit concerned we wouldn't be able to find enough good restaurants in town. Fortunately, we found San Chez when we arrived. It reminds us that you can find "big city" caliber restaurants in mid-sized cities too. If you are in the mood to try all sorts of small plates... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Mediterranean, Spanish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?