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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
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08:00 - 22:00
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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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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 4 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.

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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 4 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 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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!

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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 5 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 

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Thank Paulette A
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I have been to San Chez on several occasions.... it is a great spot to eat before a concert or event in the downtown area. It can be crowded and you will have to wait a while for seating, but they do take reservations, which is the best way to go if you have a concert or other activity at... More 

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Thank Lisa N
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I wanted to taste everything! Each dish was well prepared and so tasty it really felt like you were in Spain but not Michigan.

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Thank FamilyontheGo2011
Northern Michigan
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231 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

During our food crawl epic date, we capped it off with dessert. The flourless cake was warm and excellent. The other dessert was a little too cold to display its flavor.

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Thank ramblervball
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Working with San Chez was one of the best decisions my husband and I made regarding our wedding reception. Overall, the quality of the food and service was a great value for our money. San Chez offered our guests the benefit of a tapas style dinner, so we were able to have much more variety in the options we offered... More 

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Thank Kristin T
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Michael L took very good care us for dinner at San Chez! A nice selection of local beers was a great starter for delicious tapas! The goat cheese/artichoke dip was a great starter. My favorite was the filet with saffron onions and cherry Demi-glaze. Nice atmosphere and great service. Must do in GR!

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Thank Clevelander5
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We had so many tapas when we came. Can't read the menu but servers are very knowledgable. Must try the desserts!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
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

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