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La Catedra

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Calle Medio 5 | 39003, 39003 Santander, Spain
+34 942 76 01 26
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Brisbane, Australia
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We had some bad experiences in other bars in Santander - rude service and high prices. So the friendly gentlemen behind the bar (he was there the 3 days we went in) with a warm smile and a "dígame" - speak to me, was a nice change. We had some food, drank some reasonably priced and good wine Luis Cañas)... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We went for the Anchoas and Cecina de Leon, both good, service was nice, and the owner was simpatic.

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Edinburgh (Scotland)
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184 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Lovely place to pass a few hours drinking nice wine at very reasonable prices. Also has a good taste in music to listen to whilst drinking the lovely wine.

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Thank Gogs63
Spain
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119 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I've been here many times, specially for wine and pinchos. The raciones are really good and the price is alright. The place is very small. People are usually outside eating pinchos and drinking. Good place!

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Thank MariaESpain
Motherwell, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Fantastic food in a local setting used by locals, well priced. You could quite easily by oass thus small bar but I would recommend a vist

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Thank Tom H
Manila, Philippines
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128 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We read about the creative tapas and it did not disappoint. This was our last stop before leaving the North of Spain and continuing on our journey and it was a fine way to end the leg. We came early and met Xavier who takes pride in his interesting combinations- iberico ham with four, for example. Too notch.

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Thank Booster E
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173 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This spot by the Cathedral steps is clearly very popular. Food is absolutely lovely and I do recommend the club-type toasted sandwiches and the broken omelette type dishes. A glass of wine is welcome. Whilst service is pleasant it can be very slow and I have waited an hour or so on several occasions. Whilst recommending, this does detract from... More 

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Thank Rickcs
Bradford, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

After searching Santander for a tapas bar we stumbled across this place and it was just as I imagined. Nice cosy feel, tables inside and out, relaxed style of eating and delicious food. We ordered three drinks and three tapas dishes for €24 euro which was pretty reasonable for the quality of the food. Worth a visit

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Having found this lovely little bar one day for a drink we returned for lunch and were delighted with the various pinchos that were brought to our table. The Rabas and the croquetas were particularly good. A very reasonable bottle of white wine for 10 euros also helped! Search this place out when in Santander.

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Mumbles, Swansea
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Place Looked good but the waitress was rude. Had to wait for service. Questions not properly answered, curt limited responses. Brought warm bottled water on a hot day. When questioned was told "there is no cold water" Really??? Just a complete lack of service. She was nicer to the yappy dog sitting at the next table!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Medio 5 | 39003, 39003 Santander, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
  • Phone Number: +34 942 76 01 26

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