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El Serbal

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Calle Andres del Rio 7 | Puertochico, 39004 Santander, Spain
+34 942 22 25 15
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13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
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Cambridge, UK
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This unassuming place just outside the centre of Santander serves serious food. It was our last day of an epic two weeks exploring the regions between the Basque Country and the Mediterranean (Valencia to be exact) and it was pouring with rain - not the best day to explore so we opted for the full tasting menu. I was so... More 

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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Chose the tasting menu with matching wines - a really fabulous experience. Great welcome ( and very good English explanations ) from the waiting staff. The food was unusual and just marvellous. The wine choices, though, were exceptional - a great selection of wines from smaller , mainly Spanish, vineyards - the Torrontes and Pinot Noir from Alda in southern... More 

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Thank David H
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Simply stunning food, reverential. The menu with the wine pairing is 50 Euros per person, which considering their Michelin star, is tremendous value. The setting is nondescript, but the service is fantastic, you will really appreciate the level of knowledge and care taken by all the staff. Their is no salt and pepper on the table, because they are not... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch here a few days ago and highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for fine dining in Santander. The room is warm and welcoming, as are the staff. When the head waiter realised that I had little Spanish, another waiter with excellent English came to serve us. While we were the only table in... More 

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Thank Andrew C
Madrid
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I would give it more stars if I could! This place is the embodiment of hospitality. The staff make you feel so naturally at home and the dishes are out of this world! The kitchen perfectly combines creativity with substance, every plate is incredible and the produce is always fresh ( fish on offer changes by day according to the... More 

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1 Thank tianshuuu
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I dined at El Serbal last week. Early dinning time, 9:30, for local standards but several customers at the place already when we arrived. Courteous greeting by ? (Never introduced himself) and very few and always sparse answers to our questions about the menu or wine list. Food excellent and well presented. Service mediocre at best with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Don't be let down by the outside: the restaurant is an hidden next to a supermarket and it doesn't look like a michelin-starred restaurant at all. But once inside, everything changes. The gastronomic journey starts with a glass of cava and a house starter, with an extravagant seaweed taste. Then choose from a variety of freshly baked bread, brought to... More 

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Thank London_foodies
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Last night, along with my adolescent son, we experienced a memorable tasting dinner of Chef Roberto Terradillos cuisine at El Serbal. From the appetizers like the pâté of lechazo, the salmorejo fruit soup, to the amazing fresh fishes like: bonito, cod and trout, to his versions of callos a la madrileña and the exquisite presa Ibérica, you may want to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Had the menu gastronomique with wine pairing. Beautiful food, with some lovely fish dishes. Wines were excellent and well matched. Service was very good and genuine. We managed to get over most of the language barriers and work out what we were eating with each course, but it just added to the fun. As someone travelling from London the restaurant... More 

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San Rafael, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Don't let the non-descript exterior fool you. This is a top notch restaurant worthy of its one star Michelin rating in every respect. Wonderful food, exquisitely prepared, and really good service. Two and a half hours later we left fully satisfied with everything.

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$147
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Monday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Thursday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Friday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Saturday
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Andres del Rio 7 | Puertochico, 39004 Santander, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
  • Phone Number: +34 942 22 25 15

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