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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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09:00 - 23:00
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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
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

San Chez seems to bring a joyous service culture to their customers, with a light and positive atmosphere. The breadth of food offered gives something for everyone, and their drinks are usually excellent. The quality / price deliver great value and it has been enjoyable every time I take groups there for dinner. Highly recommended!

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Thank jsmalnor
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For years San Chez has earned and maintained their title as my favorite restaurant! It is a tapas (small plates) restaurant with an ever changing delicious menu! Ranging from familiar options of roasted garlic and bread to bone marrow - everything is spectAcular! The sangria, both white and red are worth a try too! A must eat is their blue... More 

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Thank Stacie V
Rapid City, South Dakota
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

WE ate here with my son and daughter in law. It was a great experience and we sampled a great number of dishes--all excellent! The service was good, and we were able to converse and linger for as long as we wished. The desserts were also a great crowning end to the evening.

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Thank Mat P
Northern Virginia
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126 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one if the best Tapas bistros that I have been to in a long time. The portions are large enough for 2-3 people to share. If alone 2 of the carnes may just be enough. Try the pollo v chorizo, Albondigas (lamb meatballs), and finish with the porkbelly and scallops (vieiras y tocino). Told the seared ahi is... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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140 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious food at a reasonable price, everything we ate was scrumptious. Great and courteous staff, beautiful decor. Overall great place and I'll absolutely be back.

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Thank Yuliya R
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sanchez has Amazing food. Their flavor combinations are as creative as they are delicious. However, I find their prices to be high. You can easily spend $100 on a meal for 2 just sharing tapas. But if you go, be sure to try the sangria! Yum!

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Thank Katherine W
Brighton, Michigan
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started off with each of us ordering a dish from the menu. All dishes were outstanding in presentation and taste. Best tapas restaurant I have ever eaten at. The atmosphere and servers were all knowledgeable about the dish they were bring to the table. They had an extensive Gluten Free menu for my wife. Great beer menu and Sangria !... More 

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Thank Nariman M
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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830 reviews
473 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends urged us to go after the wine festival and we were glad we did. For some reason we had never been here. The service was very good as was the food. We LOVED the grilled shrimp and fried blue cheese. The cauliflower and plantains were good as well. It was a good experience and worth returning to.

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Thank EDELAN
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The croquettes were my favorite. So light and fluffy! The meatballs were great and salads were inventive.

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Thank Tracie S
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was so excited to try San Chez after hearing positive reviews from many people, but sadly was let down. I love the idea of tapas, and the atmosphere and interior were lovely. Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable with recommending dishes. As there were 4 of us, we tried many dishes (2 or 3 per person), but the... More 

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
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?