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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
09:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
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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Seattle, Washington
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130 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely delicious food at a reasonable price, everything we ate was scrumptious. Great and courteous staff, beautiful decor. Overall great place and I'll absolutely be back.

Thank Yuliya R
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sanchez has Amazing food. Their flavor combinations are as creative as they are delicious. However, I find their prices to be high. You can easily spend $100 on a meal for 2 just sharing tapas. But if you go, be sure to try the sangria! Yum!

Thank Katherine W
Brighton, Michigan
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started off with each of us ordering a dish from the menu. All dishes were outstanding in presentation and taste. Best tapas restaurant I have ever eaten at. The atmosphere and servers were all knowledgeable about the dish they were bring to the table. They had an extensive Gluten Free menu for my wife. Great beer menu and Sangria !... More 

Thank Nariman M
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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816 reviews
465 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends urged us to go after the wine festival and we were glad we did. For some reason we had never been here. The service was very good as was the food. We LOVED the grilled shrimp and fried blue cheese. The cauliflower and plantains were good as well. It was a good experience and worth returning to.

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The croquettes were my favorite. So light and fluffy! The meatballs were great and salads were inventive.

Thank Tracie S
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was so excited to try San Chez after hearing positive reviews from many people, but sadly was let down. I love the idea of tapas, and the atmosphere and interior were lovely. Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable with recommending dishes. As there were 4 of us, we tried many dishes (2 or 3 per person), but the... More 

Thank julesheartsUK
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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136 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants, but we'd never gone for brunch. I was surprised how much business they had on a Sunday morning. It wasn't packed, but nicely busy. Even their breakfasts were unique and flavorful. Now it can be one of our favorites for breakfast also.

Thank Bob T
Farmington, Michigan
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During a weekend excursion to Grand Rapids this restaurant was recommended by a friend. If you are not up for an adventure do not go to this restaurant. There is a wide selection of menu options but this is not your traditional menu items. They are very unique. I found the items I ordered to be well seasoned, fresh and... More 

Thank jcarb19
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here a couple times and never had anything that I wouldn't recommend. My favorite is the sangria!

Thank XQQU
Christiansburg, Virginia
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69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first experience with authentic Spanish food. I really didn't know what to expect, but was talked into trying the food by a co-worker. My co-worker had spent time in Spain and without him, I'm not sure I would have known what to order. I let him do all of the ordering. He did a fantastic job of... More 

Thank Paulette A

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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?