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Restaurante La Gaviota

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Calle Marques de La Ensenada 32, 39009 Santander, Spain
+34 942 31 45 75
Today
12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:00
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Brighton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

No trip to northern Spain is complete (for our family at least) without demolishing a groaning plate of shellfish. This is an excellent place to do it. The staff are very helpful and the shellfish were lovely, especially the razor clams and goose barnacles. The lobster claws were slightly undercooked although none of us suffered any after effects.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

We tried the "menu del dia" and I was surprised about how tasty their paella was. I loved it so much that I ended up asking for their tips and tricks for getting it so juicy and tasty :) The second dish was also really good, grilled fish (don't remember the type). The place is located in a typical fishing... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

We stumbled on this place will exploring the fishing port, having just disembarked from our ferry. It was one of several in a line and we just took pot luck but were tempted by the BBQ on the pavement. Just great, simply-cooked seafood by someone who really knows what they're doing.

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Thank Michael E
London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

This restaurant is located in the old fishing quarter, along with 3 other restaurants specialising in fish. We chose it over the others partly because the great value set lunch menu. We sat down towards the end of the lunch session (around 3pm) but we were not hurried along by the staff at all. A choice of around 5 or... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

I was taken to the Gaviota by some locals I had recently met during my stay in Santander. I must confess that I wouldn't have got to this part of town without them. The area used to be a fisherman neighborhood and it's out of the usual beaten touristy track. Mind you, it's not dodgy at all! Just quiet and... More 

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Brighton
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321 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

Well worth the €1.30 bus fare from town (routes 4 + 14), the regenarated Barrio Pescadores is a seafood heaven. La Gaviota had been recommended to us by 2 sets of local residents. We were in a back room although you could sit on the pavement or in a front room. Most of the clientele are Spanish families. We went... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

Great seafood restaurant, with tasty grilled meat as another option (but no chicken available on a Saturday night ?) delicious garlic soup as a starter. Excellent Rioja recommended by the waiter at €12 a bottle. Heard a lot about the desert 'fried milk' and really wanted to try it, glad I did, it's lovely.Friendly helpful staff make this a must... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013

A must if you visit Santander, excellent fish meals at modest prices, what a change from Padstow in UK, The owner there should have taken notice when he visited I only wish I had had the paella which looked A!; next time. Plenty of parking in the streets on a Saturday, do not know about weekdays. This is a dock... More 

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Thank John G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

We went there with some friends, and we really had a great time!! the place was packed, I loved the atmosphere!! the food was amazing at a reasonable price and the staff were very friendly and funny. I would definitely recommend the place, and hopefully I will come back.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

Hey there! We went to Santander and someone recommended us "La gaviota" as a good, cheap and nice restaurant. The service was really great, the waiter was so funny and he served us relatively quick when the restaurant was full of customers. The price was not expensive and the atmosphere was very nice, friendly and carismatic. If you wanna enjoy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:00
Monday
12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:00
Thursday
12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:00
Friday
12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:00
Saturday
12:30 - 16:30
19:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Marques de La Ensenada 32, 39009 Santander, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
  • Phone Number: +34 942 31 45 75

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?