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El Pantalan

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Calle Bonifaz 21, 39003 Santander, Spain
+34 942 03 89 63
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 13:30 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 20:30 - 00:00
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this excellent restaurant by accident and we were so glad we did. The host looked after us so well and the food and wine were both excellent. If she suggests to you that you've ordered too much, trust her, we very nearly did! Will definitely go again when I'm next in town

Thank FLG235
Santander, Spain
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

El Pantalan is lovely and beautifully decorated restaurant in the city centre. Fresh and clean look - stunning! It's celiac friendly but do not worry if you like your gluten - you will not be disappointed there;!When you book just give them a shout and let them know and they will accommodate the gluten-free requirements for the dinner guest. They... More 

1 Thank enzymek
Naples, Campania, Italy
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The steak was good but full of fat.. Some peaces were quite chewy, the croquetas were a bit tasteless and couldn't really taste the ham. The mini burgers were the nicest thing. I'd say quality food but lacking in taste. The service has been excellent. They were funny and polite.

Thank WiLLtorD
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Busy Friday night in Santander - could not get into my first few choices of restaurant but El Pantalan had a table and I am very pleased they did. Good portion sizes, great service and tuna that was superb! The restaurant is well located, decorated in a comfortable and understated way and the food is excellent. The service was very... More 

Thank MrSofHerts
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

I absolutely adore this little restaurant. Decor and music both really charming. Food was delicious and portions generous. Waiter was very friendly and kind. And one more good thing - they provide menu in English.

Thank LukaszUK83
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

The atmosphere of restaurant is great. It is cozy and charming though it is pretty small. Waitress wasn't talking English but she provided English menu which was lovely. Also her service was welcoming and friendly. Restaurant itself has lots of rice dishes. We had croquettes as a starter, green risotto with goat's cheese and mushroom risotto for mains + bottle... More 

2 Thank Solveiiiga
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We visited twice at lunch time. The service is welcoming and helpful and the surroundings charming. The menus are translated into English and the selection on offer is varied and interesting.The meals are served promptly, The food is attractive and the generous portions are delicious. The chef checked that we had found everything to our satisfaction as we were leaving.We... More 

1 Thank Brian H
Mexico City, Mexico
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

I've been to different restaurants here in Santander in the last week's, but nothing like the rices and risottos from El Pantalán. This is a very cozy place, where the Chef Bruno Arrarte and the staff are very friendly and professional. I also had the opportunity to try other dishes like croquetas de gambas that were full of flavour. If... More 

1 Thank Quimera18
Vila Nova de Famalicao, Portugal
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant, very good food, mainly Rice based dishes. We ate very well and at the end paied around 12 euros per person.

1 Thank mbilhoto
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

We had dinner in this restaurant last Saturday and it totally lived up to our expectations. The staff were extremely attentive and at the end of the meal, the chef came out and asked for our opinion! Great food and wine and a lovely atmosphere too. Highly recommendable!

1 Thank MoPortu

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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 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:30 - 16:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Bonifaz 21, 39003 Santander, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
  • Phone Number: +34 942 03 89 63

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