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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
08:00 - 22:00
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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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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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292 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the middle of downtown, this restaurant was way cool! We were able to eat breakfast, but want to eat tapas there another time. Really comfortable seating. Super friendly staff. Clean. Nice menu. I had shrimp and grits that were outstanding! So satisfying. My husband had an empanada. We opted for French press coffee. It was sensational! If I... More 

Thank Shari W
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not to positive about this place. A lot of people I know like it but I just can't get into paying so much for small plates.

Thank tomje7
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Empanadas, Fritos, Eijoada soup? Yeah, I had to try it. Who doens't like Fritos. I was very surprised. And will order it again. The shrimp we had was sauteed to perfection. They have an extensive wine list. I highly recommend the apple cider champagne. Like biting into a crisp apple with fizzes thrown in. I will be back to... More 

Thank softballsandlace
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

San Chez is one of the best restaurants in Grand Rapids, offering top notch Spanish tapas. Definitely try the sangria, you won't be disappointed! You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

Thank bellalee11
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great, friendly, knowledgeable and personable staff! Amazing food! Would loved to have tried more, but there were only two of us. We still were able to get through five tapas. Wished they had two person tapas that consisted of smaller portions because we probably would have tried a lot more...everything on the menu looked soooo good! So, it's probably good... More 

Thank Alison D
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here so many times I can't even count. Excellent service and food do incredible you have no choice but to keep coming back. Sangria is a MUST!!

Thank Meowoof
Ann Arbor, MI
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472 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We had lunch at San Chez. The tapas are perfect for lunch. We ordered the EMPANADAS, FRITOS, EIJOADA soup, and sauteed shrimp. Everything was delicious and presented nicely. Great and friendly service.

Thank bcsystems
Silver Lake
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Came here after coming to town for the camper show. We just ate at a really good tapas restaurant a few weeks ago in Toronto (maybe that spoiled us). I ordered our family a dozen or so plates. These literally came out 6 at a time. We were bombarded with food. It should have flowed out of the kitchen better.... More 

Thank BrentFC
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

No matter what you're craving, San Chez has it, and for those who have had true Spanish tapas, you're guaranteed to return time and time again!

Thank Laura H
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133 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

we had a buffet that was very good...lots of different kinds of tapas that were excellent, the desserts were very good....

Thank debrawmi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2644
  • 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?