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Parador de Santillana Gil Blas. Restaurante El Jardin de Gil Blas

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Plaza Mayor 11, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
+34 942 02 80 28
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13:30 - 16:00
20:00 - 22:30
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Palo Alto, California
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312 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The regional specialty that I had cocida montanes (a stew with beans, kale, and sausage) was delicious, and enough for three people....even though it was listed as a starter! My sister had the rape con plant on, which was equally delicious. A very nice place.....though pricey.

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Thank Sharon L
Jose Carlos C, Gerente at Parador de Santillana Gil Blas. Restaurante El Jardin de Gil Blas, responded to this review

Dear Sharon L: We sincerely appreciate the time you have taken to communicate your impressions about our restaurant. We are proud, and it gives us a great satisfaction to count on your opinions, which every day help us in our efforts to achieve the service you deserve. It's true that "cocido montañés", typical this area, is a favorite of our... More 

Carefree, Arizona
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302 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We spent one night at Parador de Santillana Gil Blas and ate breakfast and dinner at their restaurant. We found the décor and food to be outstanding, the waitress was a bit surly but it didn't spoil our evening we figured either she was having a bad day or hated her job. The restaurant is well worth a visit.

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Thank cowenevett
Jose Carlos C, Gerente at Parador de Santillana Gil Blas. Restaurante El Jardin de Gil Blas, responded to this review

Dear cowenevett: We sincerely appreciate the time you have taken to communicate your impressions about our restaurant We regret that we were unable to satisfy your expectations with respect to the waitress ( it's unusual. Please know that we have taken note about your suggestion. We are proud, and it gives us a great satisfaction to count on your opinions,... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Really nice choices including regional cuisine. Nibbles were a watermelon coulis and some really tasty green olives. Crusty bread. Crab and squid in filo was amazing. The seasonal tomato platter featured all sorts of Heritage varieties. Yum. Steak (few euros extra) was great - cod portion was big, served with tomato and red pepper sauce. Rice pudding was tasty and... More 

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Thank BigCheeseOxford
Jose Carlos C, Gerente at Parador de Santillana Gil Blas. Restaurante El Jardin de Gil Blas, responded to this review

Dear BigCheeseOxford: We sincerely appreciate the time you have taken to communicate your impressions about our restaurant. We are proud, and it gives us a great satisfaction to count on your opinions, which every day help us in our efforts to achieve the service you deserve. We trust that, on future visits, everything will be to your satisfaction. Best regards, More 

Melbourne, Australia
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117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We had the degustation dinner while staying at the neighbouring parador. The room itself is nice but while it is obviously in an old building, also manages to be old fashioned. Service was a bit like something from the 1970s. The first two starters, anchovies on toast and cheese was ok. We ordered wine but the bottle kept disappearing who... More 

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Thank Andrew C
Jose Carlos C, Gerente at Parador de Santillana Gil Blas. Restaurante El Jardin de Gil Blas, responded to this review

Dear Andrew C: We sincerely appreciate the time you have taken to communicate your impressions about our Parador. We regret that we were unable to satisfy your expectations with respect to this Parador in the way we had hoped. Please know that we have taken note of each one of your suggestions in order to adopt the pertinent corrective measures... More 

Bribie Island, Australia
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150 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Traditional food, and good sized serves, served efficiently, well presented and tastes great. The traditional style is great weel worth a visit

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Thank Mustang645
Jose Carlos C, Gerente at Parador de Santillana Gil Blas. Restaurante El Jardin de Gil Blas, responded to this review

Dear Mustang 645, We sincerely appreciate the time you have taken to communicate your impressions about our restaurant We are proud, and it gives us a great satisfaction to count on your opinions, which every day help us in our efforts to achieve the service you deserve. We trust that, on future visits, everything will be to your satisfaction. Best... More 

San Francisco, California, United States
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We had one dinner in the lovely restaurant which has windows looking out not a patio. The food was quite good and the service also. Each morning we had breakfast here and so enjoyed the food and bright setting. We spent no time on the patio due to rain, but that would be lovely. We also had a light snack... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

we enjoyed our lunch, great fish and meats. They had this amazing cheese ice cream which the waiter recommended and we were a bit afraid but what a surprise, it was amazin. Great service.

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Jose Carlos C, Gerente at Parador de Santillana Gil Blas. Restaurante El Jardin de Gil Blas, responded to this review
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Estiamda Esther I Le agradecemos sinceramente las molestias que se ha tomado en dejar constancia de sus impresiones sobre nuestro... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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196 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

We had the Cocido montanes, a stew with beans and meat. Very good! And the seabass was excellent. Nice restaurant as can be expected in the parador.

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Thank AmsterdamEnjoyer
Jose Carlos C, Gerente at Parador de Santillana Gil Blas. Restaurante El Jardin de Gil Blas, responded to this review

Dear AmsterdanEjoyer: Thank you for you opinion. It's a pleasure. Our "cocido montañes" is the dish more important our menu. Although fish and meat are very nice too. We hope you can visit in a future. Best regards More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Nice place but don't trust the sat nav as it will send you in circles. The gin and tonics were great and huge! Don't bother shopping in the town as all shops sell is all absolute junk. The 12 century church is a must visit. For some weird see the medieval torture museum

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Thank philbonz
Jose Carlos C, Gerente at Parador de Santillana Gil Blas. Restaurante El Jardin de Gil Blas, responded to this review

DearPhilbonz: We sincerely appreciate the time you have taken to communicate your impressions about our Parador. We are proud, and it gives us a great satisfaction to count on your opinions, which every day help us in our efforts to achieve the service you deserve. We trust that, on future visits, everything will be to your satisfaction. More 

Toronto
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268 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

We had breakfast here, it was lovely, lots of selection, ham - meats, cheese, Spanish omelette, yoghurt breads, juices, coffee, and attentive staff. A great way to start the day!

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Thank Cana1Toronto
Jose Carlos C, Gerente at Parador de Santillana Gil Blas. Restaurante El Jardin de Gil Blas, responded to this review

Dear Canal1 Toronto: We sincerely appreciate the time you have taken to communicate your impressions about our breakfast. We are proud, and it gives us a great satisfaction to count on your opinions, which every day help us in our efforts to achieve the service you deserve. We trust that, on future visits, everything will be to your satisfaction. Best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$54
Cuisine
Spanish, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
13:30 - 16:00
20:00 - 22:30
Monday
13:30 - 16:00
20:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
13:30 - 16:00
20:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
13:30 - 16:00
20:00 - 22:30
Thursday
13:30 - 16:00
20:00 - 22:30
Friday
13:30 - 16:00
20:00 - 22:30
Saturday
13:30 - 16:00
20:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Mayor 11, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santillana del Mar
  • Phone Number: +34 942 02 80 28
Description
Jardin Gil Blas is in Parador Gil Blas, a famous "casona" built ath the end century XVII.
The culinary offerings at our restaurant, El Jardin de Gil Blas, are based on traditional Cantabrian cuisine. We especially recommend our cocido montanes (bean and pork stew). Or enjoy grilled Tudanca beef sirloin with vegetable ratatouille and potato pie, turbot steak or an excellent Cantabrian cheese plate. And for a sweet finish, sample our homemade desserts, including tarta Santa Juliana (cheesecake with a cookie base topped with peach preserves), grandmother's special dessert (custard with ice cream, meringue and a touch of liqueur), and torrija pasiega (French toast) with ice cream or sorbet.
In addition to a children's menu, we also offer special vegetarian and gluten-free dishes, and desserts for diabetics. We invite you to dine in our elegant restaurant with a view of the colorful plants and flowers on the Parador's terrace. In summer, we open up the room to offer pleasant moonlit dinners. With the arrival of autumn, you can sample wonderful mushroom dishes during our culinary events.

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