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“Great fish!!”

Restaurante Los Penucas
Ranked #26 of 669 Restaurants in Santander
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Ideal for enjoying the best seafood cuisine, where quality, value and great service, coupled with the originality of our dishes, will delight the most discerning palate and surprise the most curious Restaurant. Cuisine full of flavor and sensations, which include dishes such as seafood paella, meats, fresh fish and seafood.
Reviewed 23 October 2013

This restaurant is a landmark in the city of Santander. It is located in one of the most curious or picturesque areas in the city, the Fishing Quarter or Barrio Pesquero, where all the restaurants' specialty is obviously seafood. What makes Los Peñucas so popular is not only that the owners are footballer Iván de La Peña's family (the walls are decorated with Barcelona F.C. and the Spanish Team's photos),but also and more importantly, their great fish. We had amazing sardines in the Cantabrian style, fish assortment platters and great "rabas" (calamari in the Cantabrian style) accopanied with a green salad and white wine. It is not expensive at all and the waiters are very friendly and funny.

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1  Thank MariaESpain
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

I have known this neighborhood (bario pesquero) since 30 years, go there each 3 or 4 years, and must say that this has turned from great to mediocre. Bad service, no atmosphere (except noise) anymore, and if the food is not bad per say, nothing is good neither and worth the price. I must sadly admit that I paid my last visit to this place.

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Thank Zazins
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Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

Area is dodgy.
Restaurant run down.
Waiters nice but slow.
Paella was aweful.
Sole was amazing!
Flan too!
Not worth a visit.

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1  Thank CarlD1981
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

Hey there people! Our second time in Santander was awful after had a dinner in this restaurant. We tried to repeat our great experience in this city but pitifully we found this restaurant in our way. The fish was not fresh and the service was very poor. Nothing to compare with others restaurant around.

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Thank Mark E
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

We chose Los Penucas for lunch on a day out from Bilbao & it brought back memories of past decades in Spain – i.e. good fresh fish & seafood in a pleasant atmosphere, informal but cheerful & attentive service, a feeling that the staff enjoyed their customers' enjoyment. Of course prices have risen, but the tariff here is a reasonable one by current standards – and incidentally when we asked for coffee it was brought to the table as anywhere. It's not fancy but it's damn good, & we were surrounded by Spaniards, presumably locals, having the menu del dia or, like us, a la carte fish.

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1  Thank elbasilio
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